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Why are mallard duck populations falling in the Great Lakes region?-
Mallard duck populations are down about 16 to 17 percent since the early 2000s. New technology might help determine why.01
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Reports: Huron River largely dodged hexavalent chromium scare-
No-contact order lifted after investigators conclude that most of the chromium released from a tank at Tribar Manufacturing in Wixom never made it into the Huron River.
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State: Tribar staffer ignored 460 alarms in Huron River chromium release-
A series of violation notices raise new questions about the events at the plant. State regulators indicate that on-site alarms at the company were overridden hundreds of times during a weekend evening when “no one should be at the facility.”
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Anger, uncertainty and a race for answers in Huron River chromium spill-
While state regulators await test results to determine how far the hexavalent chromium-tainted water has spread, Huron River advocates are calling for stiff penalties against a company with a history of polluting the river.
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More Canada geese — and their poop — make Michigan home. Blame the heat.-
As Michigan winters warm, more geese are becoming full-time residents, rather than migrating further south. That’s convenient for the geese, but a plague on the park, golf course and beach visitors trying to evade their droppings. Solutions are limited.
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Why did the salamander cross the road?-
Marquette’s blue-spotted salamanders inspire a city’s conservation efforts.
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To reduce harmful algal blooms and dead zones, the US needs a national strategy for regulating farm pollution-
The administration of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf asked the state’s high court Monday to weigh in on a legal battle over Pennsylvania’s plan to charge power plants for their emissions of planet-warming carbon dioxide.
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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.
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Living water: Northern Indigenous communities’ use and perceptions of drinking water-
In Indigenous communities that have lacked access to safe water for years, getting it is crucial. However, perceptions of the water supply affect consumption.
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JEWEL OF THE GREAT LAKES: Keeping our waters clean, one butt at a time-
In her experience picking up litter along the Lake Huron shoreline, Meag Schwartz has seen a whole lot of cigarette butts.