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Two Generations and $70 Million Later, Muskegon Lake Is Restored

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Cleared of pollution and debris, Muskegon again sees lake as…

Michigan’s 20th Century Water Systems Too Big For Its Shrinking City Populations

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Cities around the Great Lakes region struggle with the cost of water maintenance and operation as their populations decline.

Many Rural Towns Have Neglected Drinking Water Systems for Decades

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As some rural towns lose population and government funds shrink, some drinking water systems are one failure away from crisis.

After Decades of Neglect, Bill Coming Due for Michigan’s Water Infrastructure

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Federal and state governments begin to reverse course on underinvestment to address water’s true cost.

Line 5’s Impact on Climate Change Being Reviewed as Part of Tunnel Decision

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What keeping Line 5 operating means for climate change.

The Next Source of Trouble for Great Lakes Fish Populations: Tires

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A tire chemical that was poisoning fish out West has been discovered in two Lake Ontario tributaries.

Reduce Flooding From Backed up Sewers? There’s an App for That

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A group of researchers is helping cities use their current systems better. 

Climate Change Grips Trout Streams Across the Nation:

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Across the country, anglers have watched as droughts, floods, and high temperatures batter the rivers they depend on.

In Benton Harbor, Residents’ Complaints of Lead-Tainted Water Carry Echoes

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Water samples from Benton Harbor homes since 2018 consistently revealed elevated levels of lead

As Drought Grips American West, Irrigation Becomes Selling Point for Michigan

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Michigan farmers irrigate with 187 billion gallons of groundwater a year. Is the state prepared for more?