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drinking water news roundup lead levels increase in flint water businesses sued over water contamination concerns

Drinking Water News Roundup: Lead levels increase in Flint water, businesses sued over water contamination concerns

Drinking Water News Roundup: Lead levels increase in Flint water, businesses sued over water contamination concerns

From lead pipes to PFAS, drinking water contamination is a major issue plaguing cities and towns all around the Great Lakes. Cleaning up contaminants and providing safe water to everyone is an ongoing public health struggle.

Keep up with drinking water-related developments in the Great Lakes area.

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Illinois:

  • Sludge containing forever chemicals spread on Illinois farmland – Chicago Tribune

Sewage sludge is contaminating thousands of acres of northeast Illinois farmland with toxic “forever chemicals,” a Chicago Tribune investigation found.

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energy news roundup indigenous communities take lead on energy projects climate bill defeat impacts solar production

Energy News Roundup: Indigenous communities take lead on energy projects, climate bill defeat impacts solar production

Energy News Roundup: Indigenous communities take lead on energy projects, climate bill defeat impacts solar production

Keep up with energy-related developments in the Great Lakes area with Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.

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Illinois:

  • Piatt County to consider amending wind-farm ordinance – The News-Gazette

The Piatt County Board in central Illinois is reviewing amendments to its wind energy regulations to provide more protection for drainage districts prior to approval of a new 300 MW wind farm.

Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

researchers race to understand what lies beneath the great lakes

Researchers race to understand what lies beneath the Great Lakes

Researchers race to understand what lies beneath the Great Lakes

By Kelly House, Bridge Michigan

The Great Lakes News Collaborative includes Bridge Michigan; Circle of Blue; Great Lakes Now at Detroit Public Television; and Michigan Radio, Michigan’s NPR News Leader; who work together to bring audiences news and information about the impact of climate change, pollution, and aging infrastructure on the Great Lakes and drinking water.

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drinking water news roundup 8 million illinoisans get drinking water backup reservoir used in indiana gov whitmer awards clean water grants

Drinking Water News Roundup: 8 million Illinoisans get drinking water, backup reservoir used in Indiana, Gov. Whitmer awards clean water grants

Drinking Water News Roundup: 8 million Illinoisans get drinking water, backup reservoir used in Indiana, Gov. Whitmer awards clean water grants

By Tynnetta Harris

From lead pipes to PFAS, drinking water contamination is a major issue plaguing cities and towns all around the Great Lakes. Cleaning up contaminants and providing safe water to everyone is an ongoing public health struggle.

Keep up with drinking water-related developments in the Great Lakes area.

Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

fishing should be absolutely forbidden during spawning season

Fishing should be ‘absolutely forbidden’ during spawning season

Dr. David Philipp, a professor at the University of Illinois and a Director of the Fisheries Conservation Foundation has been studying the bass populations in eastern Ontario lakes for decades. He argues that though the bass season opened June 18 this year, males were still guarding their broods contributing to increased nest predation. Read the…

energy news roundup green jobs solar farms and the value of trees

Energy News Roundup: Green jobs, solar farms and the value of trees

Energy News Roundup: Green jobs, solar farms and the value of trees

Keep up with energy-related developments in the Great Lakes area with Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.

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Illinois

Solar, storage projects set to bring jobs, tax revenue to Illinois coal communities — Energy News Network

Six retired coal plants in downstate Illinois will soon receive solar panels and become renewable energy storage sites.

Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

gordon food service working to sell asian carp products

Gordon Food Service working to sell Asian carp products

A month after the Illinois DNR officially rebranded Asian carp as copi, Gordon Food Service, one of West Michigan’s largest food service companies, is working to find a supplier to sell Asian carp products. Read the full story by WOOD-TV — Grand Rapids, MI. Read the full story Tags: Daily News

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