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Mapping the Great Lakes: Carrying cargo-
There are billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of jobs in Great Lakes shipping.
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Industries and public water supplies top list of main consumers of Great Lakes water-
Michigan is the current top consumer of Great Lakes water, followed by Ontario, Indiana, New York and then Quebec.
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Canada ranks dead last among G7 on climate progress: Earth Index-
Among the 10 most developed G20 countries assessed by Corporate Knights’ Earth Index analysis, “Canada was the worst performing country of the whole group in 2019,” said Ralph Torrie, Corporate Knights’ director of research.
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FRESH: Wisconsin Judge Strikes Down Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’ Cleanup Rule-
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.
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Easier Ride for Fossils, But $9.1B in Climate Funding as Ottawa Releases 2030 Plan-
The fossil and transportation sectors get a relatively free ride and electricity producers do the most to decarbonize in the much-anticipated 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan that was recently released.
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Sustainable Shipping: The Port of Montreal’s role as the Great Lakes’ green gateway-
The Port of Montreal is one of two ports with a perfect score under Green Marine’s sustainability certification program. As such a large and critically positioned port, Montreal also has arguably more money to spend on sustainability initiatives than many other ports.
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Nuclear Question: Debate continues over long-term storage of nuclear waste in the Great Lakes-
The current storage situation isn’t a long-term one, but the question of where the waste should be hosted and what it means for the impacted community remains hotly debated.
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Hoping to avoid Enbridge Line 5 shutdown, Canada asks U.S. to negotiate-
The Canadian government wants a federal judge to halt Michigan’s efforts to shut down the Line 5 pipeline until Canadian and U.S. diplomats can talk it out.
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Adaptation vs. Mitigation: Canada’s national climate change adaptation strategy needs balance-
Canada’s national approach to climate change was updated in mid-August with a focus on Indigenous reconciliation, nature-based solutions like natural infrastructure, and the post-COVID creation of green jobs.