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‘Circular economy’ programs aim to reduce waste and build jobs-
Programs find new life for items including rejected carrots, NFL banners, and discarded clothing.00
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Michigan’s outdoor recreation boom is becoming a business boom-
Michigan’s COVID-19 outdoor recreation boom has produced a subsequent business boom, according to a new federal report on the state’s outdoor scene.
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Lakeside Gentrification: Waterfront properties and water access grow steadily further out of reach-
The bottom-line budget for a vacation by the lakes is shooting higher, as local vacation homes and restaurants are replaced by mansions and condominiums.
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The 2022 Great Lakes shipping season sets sail after COVID-19 hurdles-
The 2021 shipping season was a “bounce-back season,” which Great Lakes port administrators attribute to increased cargo and infrastructure improvements.
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New national authority for Great Lakes region proposed by Ohio Congresswoman-
Ohio’s Marcy Kaptur renews call for a federal Great Lakes Authority to bring steady funds for clean up, economic development and local projects in the region.
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Even in water-rich Michigan, no guarantee of enough for all-
The Great Lakes region is striving to shed its worn out Rust Belt image by developing a “blue economy” that leverages its abundant fresh water.
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Q&A: Climate, equity and diversity top priorities for new national non-profit executive-
Great Lakes Now talked to the new Natural Resources Defense Council President and CEO Manish Bapna on a range of topics, including electric-powered vehicles, drinking water shutoffs, the fixation on economic growth, and equity and diversity issues.
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Pipeline tunnel supporters, foes clash before Michigan panel-
The two sides clashed during a public hearing before the Michigan Public Service Commission, one of several agencies that will determine the fate of Enbridge’s plan.