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Missing Opportunity: States, industry work together to promote outdoor recreation-
Michigan and Wisconsin are currently the only Great Lakes states with an Office of Outdoor Recreation, though Indiana and Minnesota might see one soon.01
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Student Protesters Demand Lightfoot Live Up To Campaign Promises on Environmental Protection-
Members of several youth groups protested outside the mayor’s City Hall offices to call for Lightfoot to reinstate a city department of environment to fight pollution and address climate change.
PFAS News Roundup: Ohio starts testing, Minnesota cleanup could cost $1.2 billion, DuPont might dodge liabilities-
Catch the latest updates on what’s happening with PFAS in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.
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Detroit set to restore water service amid coronavirus fears-
The Coronavirus Water Restart Plan will be in effect for the duration of the global outbreak of the virus, officials said Monday.
Recognition: Great Lakes Now earns three wins from Michigan Association of Broadcasters-
“Great Lakes Now’s documentary on PFAS and the monthly show were judged as public television’s best in Michigan for 2019.”
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Michigan Water Shutoffs: A test of governor’s commitment to social, environmental justice-
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer campaigned on an aggressive water platform. Now those campaign pledges are being put to the test.
Water authority transfers funding for bill assistance-
The Great Lakes Water Authority is transferring more than $1.6 million to Detroit and Flint for conservation education and to help customers pay past-due water bills.
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Michigan Supreme Court hears case over Flint water liability-
The case at the state’s highest court is one of many in state and federal courts over the scandal.
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Piping Plovers: Film fest spotlights endangered bird’s return to Chicago’s Lake Michigan shore-
The One Earth Film Festival kicks off its 9th season in Chicago starting Friday.