Environment

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Wildlife experts will place tracking collars on some whitetail deer in south-central Michigan for a study of chronic wasting disease and other illnesses.

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Governor Rick Snyder wants to hike solid waste dumping fees to help pay for environmental cleanup. Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth reports.


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Gov. Rick Snyder wants to boost Michigan's fee for taking waste to landfills and use the revenue to clean up contaminated sites and fund other environmental protection programs.

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Experts predict that Great Lakes water levels will rise for a fifth consecutive year.

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Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday touted Michigan's economic and fiscal gains under his watch, saying his tenure has had its "ups and downs" but that the state is in better shape than before he took office.

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As America confronts the opioid crisis, environmental scientists are warning about a related problem. Chemicals from pain-killers and other drugs often end up in lakes and rivers, creating what some scientists say could be a deadly cocktail for fish and other wildlife.


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A lawsuit alleges that General Motors has contaminated water near a Michigan testing facility since the 1980s and has attempted to cover it up.

Opera Explores Lake Erie's Problems

Nov 15, 2017
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It may be hard to imagine a composer being inspired by public hearings and court cases. But Lake Erie and its problems take center stage in a new oratorio from Cleveland composer Margaret Brouwer.


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A recent study showed that Lakes Michigan and Huron have changed drastically. 


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A video game developed by a Michigan State University assistant professor supports "eco-terrorism" by enabling players to zap imaginary oil pipelines with lightning bolts, an industry group said Wednesday, although the designer countered that it's not meant to incite violence.

Great Lakes Issues Highlight Conference This Week

Oct 16, 2017
Great Lakes Today

The Healing Our Waters Great Lakes Restoration Conference is under way this week, bringing attention to critical Great Lakes issues. 

Environmental Groups Seeking New Issues, New Faces

Sep 27, 2017
Great Lakes Today

The environmental movement is changing dramatically, reaching out for new issues and new people – especially minorities. 

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The state of Michigan is working on a plan to reduce pollution in Lake Erie, but the Michigan Environmental Council says the plan doesn’t do enough.

 


View of Great Lakes from space
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Congressional budget writers are proposing to overrule President Donald Trump’s call for eliminating a program that funds Great Lakes cleanup efforts.

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The director of Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality is delaying a decision on whether a fish farming operation can substantially boost production of rainbow trout on the Au Sable River.

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