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Energy News Roundup: Numerous Great Lakes states grapple with outages and rising rates
- by Natasha Blakely

Catch the latest in Great Lakes energy news in Great Lakes Now’s fortnightly headline roundup.

PFAS News Roundup: 20M acres of farmland polluted, PFAS found in ‘nontoxic’ children’s clothes and car seats
- by Natasha Blakely

Catch the latest updates on what’s happening with PFAS in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.

Detroit City Council wants to make Detroit River a World Heritage Site
- by Michigan Radio

Local activists from Detroit and Windsor are pushing The United Nations Education and Scientific Cultural Organization to recognize the local landmark.

How Michigan state parks will spend a $250 million COVID windfall
- by Bridge Michigan

After years of deferred maintenance, big upgrades are coming to Belle Isle and picturesque Tahquamenon Falls. But there are also potholes to fill, toilets and sewers to replace and electrical systems to modernize.

The Catch: A Great Lakes Authority?
- by GLN Editor

Aiming to better coordinate efforts to restore the Great Lakes, promote related educational opportunities, and boost the region’s economic prospects, an Ohio legislator crafted a bill to create a federal Great Lakes Authority.

Michigan’s ‘Very Big Opportunity’ in Infrastructure Windfall
- by Circle of Blue

More communities gain access to the largest federal infusion in a half century.

Some Michigan water systems are overbuilt, underfunded. Are mergers the answer?
- by Bridge Michigan

Customers get cheaper, cleaner water when communities share the cost of infrastructure. But Michigan’s experience shows how political conflicts and logistical challenges can complicate the math.

Indiana Finance Authority COO Testifies at House Drinking Water Hearing

Finance Authority chief says Congress should consider funding changes to better address the state’s PFAS and lead issues.

Flint residents get extension to file claims over bad water
- by The Associated Press

A judge granted a seven-week extension Monday to file claims for a share of $626 million settlement over Flint’s lead-contaminated water.

Fishing Tournament Trends: Kayaks and catch-photo-release gaining popularity
- by James Proffitt

The Great Lakes are home to many events each year, with plenty for both seasoned experts and complete newbies.

High Cost of Water Hits Home
- by Circle of Blue

Rising rates hurt Michigan’s poorest residents.

The Catch: Climate Change and Your Allergies
- by GLN Editor

If you already suffer from seasonal allergies, get ready for more severe symptoms as the Great Lakes region experiences climate change in the coming decades.

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