Michigan House OKs spending on jobless benefits, flood costs-
Included in the bill is $6 million that would be a match for federal funds to clean up and respond to the Midland dam failure in May.00
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Intersecting Crises: Fighting for climate justice in a pandemic-
Both climate change and COVID-19 are environmental justice issues, but fighting one in the middle of another poses challenges for advocates.
Thousands allowed to bypass environmental rules in pandemic-
AP’s two-month review found that waivers were granted in more than 3,000 cases.
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Milwaukee significantly behind in project to replace 1,100 lead pipes by end of year-
As of Aug. 10, only 333 lines have been replaced.
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Survey analysis finds race plays role in perception, vulnerabilities to climate change in Indiana-
Analysis of responses finds more Hoosiers of color believe climate change is happening and presents a risk than white Hoosiers.
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In a time of COVID-19, millions of Americans are plagued by water debt-
More than 1.5 million residential customers in the U.S. owe $1.1 billion to their water departments.
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COVID-19 has resurrected single-use plastics – are they back to stay?-
By late June, almost 50 single-use item reduction policies had been suspended across the U.S.
2 more Indiana counties join others in mandating face masks-
Gov. Eric Holcomb has encouraged the wearing of face coverings but has declined to issue a statewide mandate.
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PFAS News Roundup: Research suggests link with COVID-19, disposal methods increase contamination-
Catch the latest updates on what’s happening with PFAS in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.
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Outdoor Escape: Visitors flock to parks, beaches, lakes as states reopen-
As COVID-19 restrictions continue to lift, state and provincial parks fill with visitors eager to get outside.