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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?23
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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?
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Backlog of toxic Superfund clean-ups grows under Trump-
The Trump administration has built up the biggest backlog of unfunded toxic Superfund clean-up projects in at least 15 years, nearly triple the number that were stalled for lack of money in the Obama era, according to 2019 figures quietly released by the Environmental Protection Agency over the winter holidays.
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Great Lakes Now: Our 2019 look back and our 2020 look ahead-
The Great Lakes Now team produced dozens of news stories, nine monthly shows, one documentary and countless moments of impact. We’ll do even more in the next year, again, with your help.
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The Great Lakes in 2019: Senior Correspondent Gary Wilson’s look back at the headlines-
Sometimes the reporting was in cold places, but the news was always hot and impactful for Great Lakes Now this past year.