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Following a review that found the Line 5 pipeline is putting the Great Lakes at risk, Michigan ordered Enbridge Energy to shut down the pipeline by May.
While tensions over water access have existed for a while, a murder has made many Tajik women in Somoniyon anxious.
By Sharon Oosthoek, Great Lakes Now Canada is home to the third largest renewable supply of fresh water in the world, spread across a vast swath of lakes, rivers, aquifers and glaciers. Fresh water is critical to the country’s economy and health, and a key part of the nation’s identity – paddling a canoe through northern waterways […]
By Gary Wilson, Great Lakes Now The Flint water crisis that made national and international headlines was a failure on many levels, according to University of Chicago Professor Sabina Shaikh. Particularly, it was a public policy failure, Shaikh told Great Lakes Now in an interview, and the failure in Flint put a spotlight on environmental […]
By Natasha Blakely, Great Lakes Now An array of more than 80 marine-debris-turned-art works will be making another Great Lakes stop, adding a lake sturgeon sculpture when it’s installed at a Wisconsin site next year. Made entirely of plastic trash, these larger-than-life figures have realistic designs. They come as part of the traveling exhibit, Washed […]
This article appears as part of the Great Lakes News Collaborative. A collaboration between 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 […]
Across the U.S., aging infrastructure, legacy pollution, and emerging contaminants are creating a growing urgency to pay attention to the quality of the water we drink.
In an effort to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, UNICEF and government partners distributed hygiene and recreational kits to more than 1,000 children in residential care institutions and shelters in Laos last week. The kits included soap, bleach, detergent as well as painting tools. In many rural and poorer communities in Laos, residents do not have […]
Hurricane evacuations could increase the health risks of the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States, according to a Columbia University study. The study found that storms rated as a Category 3 or higher could increase Covid-19 infections by thousands of cases if evacuations are not well managed. Researchers from the Department of Environmental Health Sciences […]
Levels of microcystin in the river have recently been measured more than 10 times higher than the federal recommendation for drinking water.