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Dow agrees to $77M environmental settlement in Michigan-
Dow Chemical Co. has agreed to fund environmental restoration projects worth an estimated $77 million to compensate for decades of pollution by its plant in Midland, Michigan, officials said Friday.01
This year’s algae bloom on Lake Erie ranks as fifth largest-
Researchers say the harmful algae bloom on Lake Erie this past summer was the fifth largest since they began ranking them going back to 2002.
Forecast calls for continued high water in Great Lakes-
A new forecast says Great Lakes levels are likely to remain unusually high and may set additional records.
Michigan affirms offer to share Asian carp project costs-
Michigan Department of Natural Resources says it remains willing to contribute $8 million toward initial stages of a project to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.
Longtime superintendent of Isle Royale National Park retires-
Phyllis Green stepped down Friday as head of the remote park in northwestern Lake Superior. She held the position for 18 years.
Investigation: Lead in some Canadian water worse than Flint-
Hundreds of thousands of Canadians have been exposed to high levels of lead in their drinking water, with contamination in several cities consistently higher than they ever were in Flint.
4th USS Indianapolis commissioned at northern Indiana port-
The Navy has commissioned its new USS Indianapolis combat vessel at Burns Harbor along Lake Michigan. It will be the fourth ship named for Indianapolis, Indiana’s capital city.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s foggy claims on climate policy-
Here’s a look at some of President Donald Trump’s statements on former President Barack Obama’s climate policies, delivered Oct. 23 in Pennsylvania when he addressed an energy-industry event focused on fracking.
PolyMet opponents ask appeals court to overturn mine permits-
Opponents of the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine urged the Minnesota Court of Appeals on Oct. 23 to cancel the project’s permit to mine and dam safety permit and order further proceedings to determine whether the mine’s environmental and financial safeguards are adequate.
Indiana agency: Steelmaker too slow to act on chemical spill in Lake Michigan-
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management announced last week that steelmaker ArcelorMittal knew it was leaking dangerous chemicals into Lake Michigan in August but failed to report the spill or act quickly to mitigate the risks.