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Here’s what to know about how the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Sackett v EPA changing wetland protection impacts the Great Lakes region.
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Federal protections for many wetlands have been removed. Some states have laws to protect those wetlands, but some are stronger than others.
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Michigan’s wetlands may fare better than most because of strong state regulations, but lower federal protections still pose a risk.
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Multi-million dollar restoration projects proposed for the Saginaw Bay watershed; paid with settlement money from corporate polluters-
Ten restoration projects have been proposed, including wetlands and other wildlife habitats.
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Some Republicans, Democrats, environmentalists, hunters, anglers, and birders all want the same thing: more wetlands-
The idea is to reduce harmful algal blooms getting into the Great Lakes, reduce flooding, and provide habitat for wildlife.
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A new study documents the first sighting of the invasive species, European frogbit, in Wisconsin and says that it could threaten native plants, fish and invertebrates.
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Researchers have found that a common wetland plant native to Australia can remove toxic “forever chemicals” from the surrounding environment.
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The United States has tentatively allocated $6-billion to conserve and restore coastal areas and prepare for a changing climate. We asked a range of experts how all that money should be spent.
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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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Researchers found that preserving small, isolated patches of land is just as critical to biodiversity and saving species as preserving large swathes of it. Key examples reside in Detroit and Chicago.