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24 states get $560M for high-priority cleanup of wells-
The Interior Department is giving 24 states a total of $560 million to start cleaning high-priority derelict oil and gas wells abandoned on state and private land.00
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New laws make it easier for communities to access state financing for water infrastructure-
Bipartisan legislation to help cities get money to fix their water systems has been signed by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
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Mapping the Great Lakes: How old are our cities?-
Aging housing is prevalent all around the region, but in some cities the old infrastructure lingers more than in others.
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The Catch: Current issues in Canadian water infrastructure-
Toronto-based journalist Andrew Reeves discusses a piece he wrote for Great Lakes Now about the history and current issues in Canadian water infrastructure.
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Infrastructure plan: $33M to clean up hundreds of oil wells-
There are an estimated 15,000 abandoned wells on federal land — and states have indicated that they would need more than $8 billion to clean up 130,000 other orphaned wells.”
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AI technology could be used to monitor invaders in the Great Lakes-
Having artificial intelligence track the spread of invasive species would be quicker and cheaper, but only once scientists can guarantee accuracy.
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Mapping the Great Lakes: Power up-
Around the region, you can find power plants for hydro, solar, wind, coal and more. In this map, see where those plants stand.
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Water’s True Cost-
The quality of Michigan’s water infrastructure and the consequences of failure, while still real and apparent, are no longer being ignored.
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Ontario faces uneven investment in water infrastructure-
While much-needed money is being directed to aging drinking water infrastructure, stormwater and sewer systems have been neglected.
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Even in Canada, where water prices are low, aging infrastructure and rising costs are a problem-
Water, while still overall affordable in Canada compared to other countries, is growing more expensive as the cost of neglecting infrastructure for decades comes due.