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Wildfire smoke can harm human health, even when the fire is hundreds of miles away – a toxicologist explains why-
Chances are, if you’re a healthy individual, going for a bike ride or a hike in light haze won’t be a big deal, and your body will be able to recover.00
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Inside the Michigan lab where scientists raise killer bugs to save trees-
The emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle that feeds on ash wood, has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees across North America. The key to saving what’s left may be growing behind paned glass in a quiet Brighton business park.
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Michigan lawmakers pledge ‘full support’ for reopening Palisades nuclear plant-
The push to repower the shuttered Palisades nuclear power plant has momentum in Lansing, with a bipartisan caucus pledging support for the plant’s revival.
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Energy News Roundup: Illinois house passes ethics bill, EPA rule in Indiana-
Catch the latest in Great Lakes energy news in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.
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Bill aims to allow backyard wildlife feeding, but critics fear deer disease-
State Rep. Ken Borton wants to allow recreational wildlife and bird feeding to be protected. He said the intent is to allow feeding of squirrels and other small animals. But state wildlife officials say that would encourage deer and elk to congregate, spreading disease.
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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.