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Lakes Michigan and Huron join list of lakes with PFAS-tainted smelt-
State regulators this week warned anglers to limit their meals of rainbow smelt taken from the two lakes, along with three inland lakes. High PFAS levels had already prompted a smelt consumption advisory in Lake Superior.00
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Michigan winters are super cloudy and getting worse. Here’s how to deal.-
Blame the Great Lakes and climate change for Michigan’s dreary winters.
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Study: Toxic PFAS chemical plume detected in Green Bay-
Toxic chemicals produced by a plant that manufactures firefighting foam has seeped through groundwater to Lake Michigan’s Green Bay.
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BP reaches $2.75M deal over Indiana refinery pollution-
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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A look back on Queen Elizabeth’s Great Lakes tour-
Following the news of her passing, local news organizations reported on the late queen’s special connection to the region.
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Reuse can divert coal ash from landfills, but challenges remain-
Industries rely on “beneficial use” of coal power’s toxic byproduct. Will stepped-up enforcement of federal rules interfere?
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Coal ash contaminating groundwater near Joliet to stay, despite residents’ and activists’ concerns-
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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The Catch: 1,400-year-old trees on Michigan cliffs-
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.