Minnesota court rejects major permits for PolyMet mine-
Environmentalists celebrated the decision, while PolyMet said it would consider taking the case to the Minnesota Supreme Court and the DNR said it was considering its options.00
Superfund cleanup considered for Detroit ‘green goo’ site-
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy said an evaluation of the Electro-Plating Services Inc. site will be completed this spring.
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EPA: Lead, uranium found after Detroit River aggregate spill-
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy said in a statement Thursday that the EPA’s testing of soil and water at the Detroit Bulk Storage detected “many heavy metals including uranium.”
High winds, flooding cause major damage at Port Milwaukee in Wisconsin-
The wild weather Saturday forced the port to prohibit public access to Jones Island and caused flooding on all major roadways at the port. Winds gusted up to 50 mph, and waves reached 6 to 8 feet (1.8 to 2.4 meters) high.
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Lake Erie Algae: 2019 was bad but could have been worse-
How did the bloom affect fishing and tourism, what is being done, and what can be done about it?
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Wisconsin lawmaker task force urges $10M for clean water initiatives-
The range of initiatives includes creating a new water policy office; bumping up state funding for county conservation workers; increasing grants for rebuilding or replacing wells contaminated with manure and fertilizer; and grants for farmers who grow crops that require less fertilizer.
EPA collects 11K gallons of water from Detroit contaminated site-
High levels of multiple contaminants were found in soil and groundwater at a site in Madison Heights when an inspection was launched after brightly-colored ooze was seen last month seeping through a concrete barrier along Interstate 696.
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Consumers Energy Foundation continues its funding for Great Lakes Now’s coverage and programming-
A $330,000 grant helps Great Lakes Now bring you more stories and TV shows about the region’s freshwater resources.
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Officials extend comment period on Kalamazoo River cleanup-
Federal officials are giving the public more time to comment on a Kalamazoo River cleanup settlement that was announced last month.
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Mounting Pressure: Groups call on Michigan governor to lead on key Great Lakes issues-
What will Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s 2020 look like, with her new role as the chair of the Great Lakes Compact’s council, in addition to handling bottled water legislation and Line 5 lawsuits?