Politics, Policy, Environmental Justice

jury cant reach verdict in engineers flint water trial

Jury can’t reach verdict in engineers’ Flint water trial

Jury can’t reach verdict in engineers’ Flint water trial

By Ed White, Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — A judge declared a mistrial Thursday after jurors said they couldn’t reach a unanimous verdict in a dispute over whether two engineering firms should bear some responsibility for Flint’s lead-contaminated water.

Veolia North America and Lockwood, Andrews & Newman, known as LAN, were accused of not doing enough to get Flint to treat the highly corrosive water or to urge a return to a regional water supplier.

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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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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.

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anger uncertainty and a race for answers in huron river chromium spill

Anger, uncertainty and a race for answers in Huron River chromium spill

Anger, uncertainty and a race for answers in Huron River chromium spill

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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state lawmakers consider taking away local authority to issue gravel mining permits

State lawmakers consider taking away local authority to issue gravel mining permits

State lawmakers consider taking away local authority to issue gravel mining permits

By Lester Graham, Michigan Radio

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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great lakes moment students help save sturgeon

Great Lakes Moment: Students help save sturgeon

Great Lakes Moment: Students help save sturgeon

The nonprofit organization called Sturgeon for Tomorrow and a team of U.S. and Canadian fishery biologists have been working together for seven years on the Sturgeon-in-the-Classroom program to engage students through community or citizen science and help reintroduce lake sturgeon in Great Lakes tributaries where they once thrived.

Brief history of lake sturgeon

In the late 1600s and early 1700s, French explorers and voyageurs noted that the waters from Lake Huron to Lake Erie teemed with lake sturgeon.

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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.

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why did the salamander cross the road

Why did the salamander cross the road?

Why did the salamander cross the road?

The blue-spotted salamanders have an important mission that takes them across a busy road of a park in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Every spring, the four-legged amphibians emerge from the soil and make their way to a nearby swamp to lay eggs and reproduce. After a few days there, they crawl back home to spend their summer living under logs and eating bugs.

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epa warns of health problems when pfas levels in drinking water are inconceivably tiny

EPA Warns of Health Problems When PFAS Levels in Drinking Water Are Inconceivably Tiny

EPA Warns of Health Problems When PFAS Levels in Drinking Water Are Inconceivably Tiny

By Brett Walton, Circle of Blue

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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regulators no enbridge line 5 tunnel decision without more safety info

Regulators: No Enbridge Line 5 tunnel decision without more safety info

Regulators: No Enbridge Line 5 tunnel decision without more safety info

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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