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FRESH: New Wisconsin Law Aims to Protect Watersheds From Farm Runoff-
Fresh is a biweekly newsletter from Circle of Blue that unpacks the biggest international, state, and local policy news stories facing the Great Lakes region today.00
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Great Lakes Take Global Stage-
The 2023 UN Water Conference highlights risks and opportunities for the Great Lakes region.
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New U.S. Climate Law Could Make Midwest Water Contamination Worse-
Billions in clean energy incentives rely on raw materials from polluting corn and livestock.
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Right to water: Could 2023 be the year Michigan ends shutoffs?-
Some lawmakers see a bill to declare a human right to water as a first step toward ending the shutoffs that plague low-income Michiganders.
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‘Circular economy’ programs aim to reduce waste and build jobs-
Programs find new life for items including rejected carrots, NFL banners, and discarded clothing.
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Join Bridge, Circle of Blue to discuss Michigan lawmakers’ water priorities-
On Jan. 25, Bridge Michigan environment reporter Kelly House will moderate a Zoom discussion about the priorities for water in the 2023 Michigan Legislature.
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Michigan Democrats aiming to erase business friendly environmental laws-
From polluter pay laws to plastic bag bans, Democrats and environmental advocates hope to reverse Republican-passed laws.
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Biden’s signature advances major projects in water bill-
Biden signed a bill that directs the Army Corps of Engineers on infrastructure projects to protect against storms worsened by climate change.