On Eve of Line 5 Shutdown Deadline, Enbridge Vows to Defy Michigan Order

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The Canadian petroleum company technically has until Wednesday night to stop piping oil through the Straits of Mackinac, according to the state of Michigan. But what happens if the company refuses to abide by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s order?

Some Cities Are Turning to Natural Infrastructure to Deal With Extreme Rain Events

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Climate change in the Great Lakes region means more intense storms. Already some towns are finding they’re flooding where they never have before. One city in Michigan is finding the solution is nature.
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Wetlands Can Help Prevent Property Damage and Save Lives During Floods

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Some experts say there’s a way to reduce the effects of floods in the future: more wetland areas.

Water Could Make Michigan a Climate Refuge. Are We Prepared?

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What may it take to prepare the Great Lakes region for the future climatologists say we can expect?

Michigan Governor Whitmer Orders Enbridge Line 5 Shutdown, Citing Easement Violations

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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.

C+: Western Lake Erie receives mediocre score on new report card

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This article appears as part of the Great Lakes News Collaborative.…

Here’s what Gretchen Whitmer’s new PFAS water rules mean for Michigan

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  Michigan has taken a major step toward regulating dangerous…

Michigan's Groundwater Emergency

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Groundwater in Michigan is “compromised and deteriorated.”

Michigan PFAS by the numbers: How much is unsafe?

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Confusion runs rampant about PFAS dangers. The federal government and states can’t agree on how much is unsafe for states. Here’s a primer on what’s known so far.