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whats in senate climate bill for michigan ev credits and cheaper insulin

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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noaa doubles five year grant to 53 million for great lakes researchers at university of michigan

NOAA doubles five-year grant to $53 million for Great Lakes researchers at University of Michigan

NOAA doubles five-year grant to $53 million for Great Lakes researchers at University of Michigan

By Lester Graham, Michigan Radio

The University of Michigan is getting $53 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to further study the Great Lakes. That doubles the amount of research money available. The federal grant will be released over a five-year period.

With double the money, not only will the University’s Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research be able to continue its work, it will expand it.

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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.

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the catch pollution problems and solutions

The Catch: Pollution problems … and solutions

The Catch: Pollution problems … and solutions

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.

In Milwaukee, officials are working to eliminate combined sewage overflows that can pour pollution into local waterways including Lake Michigan.

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soaring fertilizer prices could deliver silver lining for emissions but farmers struggle to limit use

Soaring Fertilizer Prices Could Deliver ‘Silver Lining’ For Emissions, But Farmers Struggle to Limit Use

Soaring Fertilizer Prices Could Deliver ‘Silver Lining’ For Emissions, But Farmers Struggle to Limit Use

By Christopher Bonasia, The Energy Mix

This story originally appeared in The Energy Mix and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story.

The sudden rise in fertilizer prices since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could have implications for global emissions by reducing how much of it farmers use in their fields.

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study identifies waukegan coal plant as potential flooding contamination risk

Study identifies Waukegan coal plant as potential flooding, contamination risk

Community concerns of Lake Michigan contamination from a Waukegan power plant’s recently shuttered coal-fired units heightened last week after an environmental study, released by Chicago’s Environmental Law and Policy Center, identified the facility as a potential flood risk due to climate-related lake level changes. Read the full story by Daily Herald. Read the full story…

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