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Searching for help. Where can homeowners get money to fix failing septic systems?-
In Michigan, the state estimates there are more than 330 thousand failing septic tank systems. They could be contaminating lakes, rivers, and groundwater.10
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Adapting to Climate Change Will Only Get More Expensive-
A new estimate puts the cost of adapting and repairing coastal infrastructure damaged by climate change in the United States at hundreds of billions annually. The sooner adaptation planning begins, the less expensive it will be.
Year in Review 2021: As the year ends, I’m still thinking about summer joy… and summer flooding-
New Associate Producer Anna Sysling contemplates self-care, the small wonders of Great Lakes nature and the devastating impacts of climate on the region.
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Court rules against proposed frac sand plant in Wisconsin-
A state appeals court on Thursday refused to reinstate a permit for a proposed $75 million frac sand operation in western Wisconsin, a victory for environmentalists who have been fighting for years to protect the 16 acres (6.5 hectares) of pristine wetlands.
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US requires higher safety standards for more pipelines-
A new federal regulation requires higher safety standards for pipelines carrying oil and other hazardous liquids through the Great Lakes region, marine coastal waters and beaches, officials said Thursday.
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Drinking Water News Roundup: Infrastructure funding in Minnesota, Wisconsin, false confidence in Michigan water-
Catch the latest drinking water updates with Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.
New lead testing method could reveal higher levels in water-
For years, testing of the tap water in an upscale Detroit suburb showed the city was in the clear. Then residents got a notice seemingly out of the blue: Their water could be contaminated with elevated levels of lead.
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Don’t worry, that stuff that turned a Clinton Twp. creek bright green was non-toxic-
A Clinton Township creek that turned bright green over the weekend did not change color because of antifreeze or any other toxic substance, according to Macomb County Public Works and township officials.
Whitmer proposes $300M in water funding for communities-
Michigan Gov. Whitmer proposed $300 million to help local utilities address elevated lead levels, plan for pipe replacement and connect users of contaminated wells to municipal supplies.