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What’s in Senate climate bill for Michigan? EV credits and cheaper insulin.

What’s in Senate climate bill for Michigan? EV credits and cheaper insulin.

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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The Catch: Whitefish recruitment

The Catch: Whitefish recruitment

Broadcasting in our monthly PBS television program, The Catch is a Great Lakes Now series that brings you more news about the lakes you love. Go beyond the headlines with reporters from around the region who cover the lakes and drinking water issues. Find all the work HERE.

This month, The Catch features a look at how scientists are studying how well whitefish are surviving to adulthood in the Great Lakes.

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michigan pfas activists urge bolder action at fed hearing in east lansing

Michigan PFAS activists urge bolder action at fed hearing in East Lansing

Michigan PFAS activists urge bolder action at fed hearing in East Lansing

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.

Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

Study finds climate change may worsen allergies

Findings by researchers at the University of Michigan predict that warming temperatures may result in increased seasonal allergies. They also found that pollen emissions could begin 40 days earlier than normal, with allergy season lasting an additional 19 days. That’s in contrast with a normal allergy season that typically lasts 10 to 30 days. 

The post Study finds climate change may worsen allergies first appeared on Great Lakes Echo.

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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

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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royal oak artist turns beach trash into treasure at sea life

Royal Oak artist turns beach trash into treasure at SEA LIFE

Bottles, bottle caps, straws, lighters, beach toys, bags, and dental floss picks. All these items have one thing in common — plastic bits and pieces washed ashore on the beaches of the Great Lakes. In collaboration with SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium inside Great Lakes Crossing in Auburn Hills, Royal Oak, artist Hannah Tizedes spent over…

lake michigan in fair condition according to binational report

Lake Michigan in fair condition according to binational report

“Tremendous progress” is being made to restore and protect the Great Lakes from the impacts of toxic chemicals and the introduction of non-native invasive species. That’s according to the authors of a joint report issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Climate Change Canada on July 29.  Lake Michigan was assessed as “fair” and “unchanging.” Read…

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