Poisonous Ponds: The Great Lakes Now Episode Quiz-
Test your knowledge on the complicated policy and impacts of coal ash in the Great Lakes and more.00
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A look back on Queen Elizabeth’s Great Lakes tour-
Following the news of her passing, local news organizations reported on the late queen’s special connection to the region.
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The Catch: Lincoln Stone Quarry and coal ash-
Environmental lawyers, activists and residents are pushing for this coal ash to be completely removed from the quarry and transported to a safer landfill.
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Isle Royale wolf population surges after nearly dying off-
Wolves play a crucial role in balancing the island ecosystem by preying on moose, which browse heavily on balsam fir and other plants.
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Reuse can divert coal ash from landfills, but challenges remain-
Industries rely on “beneficial use” of coal power’s toxic byproduct. Will stepped-up enforcement of federal rules interfere?
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Park service investigates sudden change in river flow at Sleeping Bear Dunes-
The National Park Service is investigating a sudden change in the flow of the Platte River at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
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Coal ash contaminating groundwater near Joliet to stay, despite residents’ and activists’ concerns-
Lincoln Stone Quarry holds millions of tons of toxic coal ash. Despite evidence of groundwater contamination, its owner plans to leave the ash in place. But recent signs of federal enforcement may provide a glimmer of hope to residents and environmental groups.
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Rising waters, sinking feeling: From the Great Lakes to the Ohio River, climate change puts coal ash impoundments at risk-
More frequent flooding multiplies the risk that coal ash will contaminate rivers, lakes and groundwater. Experts say the time to act is now.
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Leaking landfills: Unregulated coal ash poses a buried, brewing threat to Lake Michigan and beyond, new lawsuit says-
As the EPA steps up enforcement of coal ash regulations, environmentalists demand action on historic coal ash not covered by those rules.
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Cracking down on coal ash: Tough talk and tough choices-
The EPA says it is getting serious about enforcing federal coal ash rules. But massive challenges remain, from recalcitrant state regulators to environmental justice conundrums to ballooning costs for ratepayers.