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Oil titan BP reached a $2.75 million settlement over air pollution from its largest refinery after environmentalists complained of repeated emissions violations.
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Following the news of her passing, local news organizations reported on the late queen’s special connection to the region.
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Industries rely on “beneficial use” of coal power’s toxic byproduct. Will stepped-up enforcement of federal rules interfere?
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Lincoln Stone Quarry holds millions of tons of toxic coal ash. Despite evidence of groundwater contamination, its owner plans to leave the ash in place. But recent signs of federal enforcement may provide a glimmer of hope to residents and environmental groups.
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Rising waters, sinking feeling: From the Great Lakes to the Ohio River, climate change puts coal ash impoundments at risk-
More frequent flooding multiplies the risk that coal ash will contaminate rivers, lakes and groundwater. Experts say the time to act is now.
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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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Despite the modest size of the trees, they had been growing out of the cliffs for more than a thousand years, making them some of the oldest trees in eastern North America.
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Michigan is the current top consumer of Great Lakes water, followed by Ontario, Indiana, New York and then Quebec.
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The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that a conservation group couldn’t challenge an agency’s decision to sell state park land for the construction of a golf course along the shores of Lake Michigan.
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Caspian terns are on Michigan’s threatened species list. Avian influenza is killing hundreds and hundreds of them on Lake Michigan islands.