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RSS feeds / Firefighting chemical linked to water safety concerns
« Last post by news on Today at 06:16:32 PM »
Firefighting chemical linked to water safety concerns

A firefighting foam has been linked to a group of chemicals known to be harmful to infants, toddlers and pregnant women. But it is still kept on hand because firefighters say they don?t have effective alternatives.

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RSS feeds / A Great Lake plunge may not be such a great feat
« Last post by news on September 17, 2018, 05:46:09 AM »
A Great Lake plunge may not be such a great feat

Climate change is taking the polar out of a polar plunge and could fuel bacteria and algae outbreaks.

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RSS feeds / NASA astronaut captures Belle Isle image from space
« Last post by news on September 14, 2018, 08:27:17 PM »
NASA astronaut captures Belle Isle image from space

The Detroit River is one of the most important waterways in the Great Lakes system, according to NASA?s post.

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RSS feeds / Mining legacy, wetlands expansion fuel concern over U.P. mercury levels
« Last post by news on September 07, 2018, 03:28:19 AM »
Mining legacy, wetlands expansion fuel concern over U.P. mercury levels

The increase of wetlands is a major contributor to the problem because mercury can accumulate in them in higher concentrations and for longer periods.

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RSS feeds / Size matters, but what?s the appropriate measure?
« Last post by news on September 04, 2018, 06:49:24 PM »
Size matters, but what?s the appropriate measure?

How mighty is Michigan's Mackinac Bridge?

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RSS feeds / Newcomer advocates for river restoration
« Last post by news on August 31, 2018, 02:19:11 PM »
Newcomer advocates for river restoration

Chicago native Tawny Hammond thinks the Boardman River should be restored to its natural state.

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RSS feeds / Family laments dam removals
« Last post by news on August 30, 2018, 06:11:01 PM »
Family laments dam removals

Not everyone is excited about losing the Boardman and Sabin dams. The Gibbs family has lived in Northern Michigan for generations and their ancestors helped build the dams.

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RSS feeds / Tribal elder raises river restoration awareness
« Last post by news on August 29, 2018, 06:09:58 AM »
Tribal elder raises river restoration awareness

When a series of dams was proposed for the river, the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians was against it. So when word got out that the city might remove the dams, the tribe jumped at the opportunity to help.

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RSS feeds / Minnesota man charged with smuggling turtles in packages marked as toys
« Last post by news on August 28, 2018, 05:51:09 AM »
Minnesota man charged with smuggling turtles in packages marked as toys

Details scant in grand jury indictment regarding attempt to illegally ship 38 box turtles to Hong Kong.

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RSS feeds / The Green Room: Pipelines ? Part One
« Last post by news on August 20, 2018, 11:58:13 PM »
The Green Room: Pipelines ? Part One

Why do some people feel oil and gas pipelines are a good and necessary part of our lives, while others fight against them? WEMU's The Green Room investigates this first part of a series on pipelines.

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