A federal judge listened Tuesday to Flint residents who were victims of the city’s lead-contaminated water, a step in determining whether she should sign off on a $641 million deal that would settle claims against the state of Michigan.
A University of Minnesota rapid response project is conducting genetic testing on zebra mussels found in pet stores across the U.S. and Canada.
Researchers found the presence of zebra mussels led to an increase in a type of bacteria called Microcystis that produces the algae.
Illinois prosecutors said the company should be held accountable for air and water pollution and hazards that still exist.
Wolf pups have been spotted again on Isle Royale, a hopeful sign in the effort to rebuild the predator species’ population at the Lake Superior national park.
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Shoreline cities and towns in the Great Lakes region will be spending heavily in coming years to fix public infrastructure damaged by recent flooding and erosion.
The Great Lakes region is “regularly overlooked by federal lawmakers, investors and innovators,” but new legislation may help the region shake its Rust Belt image and secure tech and innovation investments.
The decisions mark a major win for conservationists and clarify that the Department of Natural Resources has broad authority to protect Wisconsin’s waters.
Farmers in 10 more northern Ohio counties will be eligible to receive financial incentives for using new agriculture practices that improve water quality in Lake Erie.
The yellow perch is a staple of Great Lakes commercial and recreational fishing, and Friday fish fries.