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Industries rely on “beneficial use” of coal power’s toxic byproduct. Will stepped-up enforcement of federal rules interfere?
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As part of the Great Lakes Now collaborative project about coal ash and its threat to drinking water, Anna Sysling returned to public radio.
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Great Lakes managers re-visit fishing every year.
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World nations’ current climate action plans would still allow moderate warming. A new study shows without more aggressive action to slow climate change, the world’s boreal forests could see dramatic losses.
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In many cities, no one knows where the lead pipes lie underground.
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Catch the latest in Great Lakes energy news in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.
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North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia are proving it is possible for utilities to remove massive quantities of coal ash from ponds where it endangers groundwater, placing it in safer lined landfills. This could be a model for other states, but challenges remain.
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The National Park Service is investigating a sudden change in the flow of the Platte River at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
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Just how big of a threat is coal ash to drinking water in Michigan? GLN Host Ward Detwiler interviews journalist Kari Lydersen to find out.
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Lincoln Stone Quarry holds millions of tons of toxic coal ash. Despite evidence of groundwater contamination, its owner plans to leave the ash in place. But recent signs of federal enforcement may provide a glimmer of hope to residents and environmental groups.