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As energy use changes in the Great Lakes, so too does the world’s largest freshwater port-
The Port of Duluth-Superior is one of the largest ports in the U.S., and its second largest commodity is coal.05
PFAS News Roundup: Wurtsmith PFAS remediation funds going to research not cleanup, Wisconsin DNR continues testing-
Catch the latest updates on what’s happening with PFAS in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.
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Great Lakes Energy News Roundup: Toxic coal ash, utility company water withdrawal, Line 5-
Catch the latest in Great Lakes energy news in Great Lakes Now’s energy-related headline roundup.
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.
Wisconsin lawmakers approve firefighting foam restrictions-
The bill now goes to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who can sign it into law or veto it.
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Wisconsin DNR board OKs drafting new manure rules for sensitive areas-
The board gave the department the go-ahead on a 5-1 vote, despite concerns from the agricultural industry that the restrictions could cost farmers millions of dollars annually.
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Green Bay ‘Resilience Coordinator’ Would Help City Mitigate Flooding, Fight Climate Change-
Green Bay, Wisconsin, Mayor Eric Genrich has proposed a new position in his 2020 budget to help the city deal with the effects of climate change.
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.
Bringing Back Milwaukee’s Swamps: Part I-
The city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Harbor District Inc. are just a few of the groups who are coming together to try and bring back Milwaukee’s natural wetlands.