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The Great Lakes News Collaborative

Independent News brought to you by Bridge Michigan, Circle of Blue, Great Lakes Now and Michigan Radio

The Great Lakes News Collaborative

The Great Lakes News Collaborative includes Bridge Michigan; Circle of Blue; Great Lakes Now at Detroit Public Television; and Michigan Radio, Michigan’s NPR News Leader; who work together to bring audiences news and information about the impact of climate change, pollution, and aging infrastructure on the Great Lakes and drinking water. This independent journalism is supported by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

In A Year of Water Quality Reckoning, National Imperative is Impeded
- by Circle of Blue

Law and policy treat farms as special class of polluter.

Great Lakes News Collaborative nets US Water Prize
- by GLN Editor

Great Lakes Now and its partners in the Great Lake News Collaborative received a national journalism award for coverage of water issues in the Great Lakes.

Farms in Six Southeast Michigan Counties Are Major Sources of Lake Erie Toxic Blooms
- by Circle of Blue

Water sampling finds no reduction in bloom-producing nutrients.

Judge refuses to shut down Line 5, but says Enbridge is trespassing on Native American reservation
- by Michigan Radio

The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa wanted Line 5 shut down and moved off its land.

Danger Looms Where Toxic Algae Blooms
- by Circle of Blue

Billions spent on strategies to limit nutrient pollution that don’t work.

Supporters and opponents of a Line 5 tunnel make comments to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- by Michigan Radio

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is ready to review the environmental impacts of a proposed tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac.

Under current climate trends, Michigan’s Up North forests could be doomed
- by Bridge Michigan

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.

Park service investigates sudden change in river flow at Sleeping Bear Dunes
- by Michigan Radio

The National Park Service is investigating a sudden change in the flow of the Platte River at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Two Generations and $70 Million Later, Muskegon Lake Is Restored
- by Circle of Blue

Muskegon Lake will soon be removed from the list of Great Lakes Areas of Concern.

SE Michigan Water main break larger than thought; boil water advisories expected until September
- by Michigan Radio

The weekend break disrupted water service for hundreds of thousands of Michiganders.

Why are mallard duck populations falling in the Great Lakes region?
- by Michigan Radio

Mallard duck populations are down about 16 to 17 percent since the early 2000s. New technology might help determine why.

Reports: Huron River largely dodged hexavalent chromium scare
- by Bridge Michigan

No-contact order lifted after investigators conclude that most of the chromium released from a tank at Tribar Manufacturing in Wixom never made it into the Huron River.

State: Tribar staffer ignored 460 alarms in Huron River chromium release
- by Bridge Michigan

A series of violation notices raise new questions about the events at the plant. State regulators indicate that on-site alarms at the company were overridden hundreds of times during a weekend evening when “no one should be at the facility.”

What’s in Senate climate bill for Michigan? EV credits and cheaper insulin.
- by Bridge Michigan

The Inflation Reduction Act, which passed the Senate Sunday, is the country’s largest-ever investment in addressing climate change. Michigan stands to benefit from money to boost domestic electric vehicle, wind and solar production, as well as prescription drug savings for older Americans.

Michigan PFAS activists urge bolder action at fed hearing in East Lansing
- by Bridge Michigan

Activists want federal military and environmental regulators to better regulate cancer-causing PFAS chemicals, including at military sites such as Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda.

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