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Two Generations and $70 Million Later, Muskegon Lake Is Restored-
Muskegon Lake will soon be removed from the list of Great Lakes Areas of Concern.00
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Judge retains jurisdiction in lawsuit over Enbridge pipeline-
U.S. District Judge Janet Neff sided a second time with Enbridge Energy, which contends regulation of its Line 5 is a federal matter.
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The Catch: 1,400-year-old trees on Michigan cliffs-
Despite the modest size of the trees, they had been growing out of the cliffs for more than a thousand years, making them some of the oldest trees in eastern North America.
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As species recover, some threaten others in more dire shape-
In a forest near Lake Michigan, two scientists attached a backpack tracking device to a merlin they’d lured into a net. The mission: help prevent the predatory species from gobbling up piping plovers — highly endangered shorebirds that nest nearby.
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Researchers race to understand what lies beneath the Great Lakes-
Scientists say we have more robust data about the surface of Mars than the floor of the Great Lakes. A new effort spearheaded by academics and government aims to map the entire Great Lakes lakebed.
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Industries and public water supplies top list of main consumers of Great Lakes water-
Michigan is the current top consumer of Great Lakes water, followed by Ontario, Indiana, New York and then Quebec.
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The Catch: Pollution problems … and solutions-
Broadcasting in our monthly PBS television program, The Catch is a Great Lakes Now series that brings you more news about…
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Michigan panel wants more details on Great Lakes oil tunnel plan-
The state Public Service Commission voted to seek more details about the safety of the construction of the tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac. The commission’s approval is required for Enbridge to replace two existing Line 5 pipes.
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Wisconsin court bats down challenge to Kohler golf course-
The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that a conservation group couldn’t challenge an agency’s decision to sell state park land for the construction of a golf course along the shores of Lake Michigan.
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Bird flu has killed nearly 1,500 threatened Caspian terns on Lake Michigan islands-
Caspian terns are on Michigan’s threatened species list. Avian influenza is killing hundreds and hundreds of them on Lake Michigan islands.