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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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Sustainable Shipping: At the Port of Milwaukee the wind blows toward a greener future-
In Milwaukee, the port’s wind turbine has been a great source of success, but despite efforts, the port struggles to change its image with the public.
Sewer overflow sends wastewater into rivers, Lake Michigan-
Days of heavy rain this month overwhelmed Milwaukee’s sewer system, sending millions of gallons of untreated wastewater into area rivers and Lake Michigan.
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Congress’s Stealth Water Infrastructure Deal-
The American Rescue Plan Act allocated $350 billion to states, tribes, and local governments. Some of that money is available for upgrading water systems.
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Who in the U.S. Is in ‘Plumbing Poverty’? Mostly Urban Residents, Study Says-
Not everyone in the country has piped water at home. Study authors argue that water access in the U.S. is inseparable from housing and social inequality.
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Milwaukee significantly behind in project to replace 1,100 lead pipes by end of year-
As of Aug. 10, only 333 lines have been replaced.
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Milwaukee Neighborhood Pushes Toward Climate Resilience-
Milwaukee’s Walnut Way neighborhood has gradually transformed from lifeless parcels to green space.
Wisconsin Governor requests FEMA storm damage assessments in SE Wisconsin-
Doing the assessments will help determine whether communities may qualify for federal aid to help them rebuild, the governor said.
Bringing Back Milwaukee’s Swamps: Part II-
The Milwaukee Wetland Monitoring program is a citizen-science effort aimed at documenting some portion of the 400 ephemeral wetlands that still exist in Milwaukee County.