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Grand Traverse group wins praise for preserving key land from development-
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.00
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See where you can borrow free camping gear in Michigan-
Dreaming of a campout, but can’t afford a tent? Grand Rapids and Detroit are launching gear libraries to break down economic barriers to the Great Outdoors.
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Report: Michigan increases recycling by 35.4% in 3 years-
Michigan has reached a 19.3% recycling rate, an increase of 35.4% from prior to 2019, according to an analysis the state of Michigan released ahead of Earth Day.
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Michigan Legislature approves $4.8B infrastructure plan-
Michigan lawmakers approved $4.8 billion in spending, mostly for infrastructure upgrades, with an influx of federal pandemic and other funds that will go toward water systems and more.
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A Grand Rapids lake and the consequences of Michigan’s road salt addiction-
Meters beneath its vibrant surface, Church Lake is a dead zone — a chemical soup of phosphorus and road salt has left the water toxic and oxygen-deprived.
Great Lakes artists repurposing trash for art-
Dave Matsen, a retired professional photographer from Ludington, Michigan, found inspiration from his garbage at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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PFAS News Roundup: EPA approved PFAS use for fracking, $20M for Ontario airport cleanup, PFAS Action Act set for House vote-
Catch the latest updates on what’s happening with PFAS in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.
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Investing in the Lakes: New bill could redirect tech money to neglected Great Lakes cities-
The Great Lakes region is “regularly overlooked by federal lawmakers, investors and innovators,” but new legislation may help the region shake its Rust Belt image and secure tech and innovation investments.
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Homes on tainted wells near Michigan airport will get city water-
Forty homes near the airport have levels of PFAS above state drinking water standards, and another 222 had some detection of the chemicals.
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Some cities are turning to natural infrastructure to deal with extreme rain events-
Climate change in the Great Lakes region means more intense storms. Already some towns are finding they’re flooding where they never have before. One city in Michigan is finding the solution is nature.