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Leaking landfills: Unregulated coal ash poses a buried, brewing threat to Lake Michigan and beyond, new lawsuit says-
As the EPA steps up enforcement of coal ash regulations, environmentalists demand action on historic coal ash not covered by those rules.
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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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FRESH: Research Highlights Gaps in Federal Air Pollution Data-
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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As agencies seek more environmental justice data, longtime residents are skeptical-
Environmental regulators hope new data-driven tools will help identify hotspots and drive environmental justice. Some activists, who’ve been fighting polluters for decades, have doubts that more information will make a difference.
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Rising Cost of Water in Michigan Leads to Affordability Problems-
A growing number of Michigan households are burdened by high water bills, report finds.
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Majority in US concerned about climate: AP-NORC/EPIC poll-
President Joe Biden heads to a vital U.N. climate summit at a time when a majority of Americans regard the deteriorating climate as a problem of high importance to them, an increase from just a few years ago.
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Canada Water Agency: Government hopes to consolidate water data and management-
Fresh water is abundant in Canada; data on that water a lot less so.