Stories tagged: "Department of Environment Great Lakes and Energy"


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Not Just Lead: Why Water Quality Questions Continue in Benton Harbor

As Benton Harbor water cleanup continues, activists want more assurance that tap water is safe to drink through filters. State officials say it is.

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The Numbers of So-Called Vampire Fish in the Great Lakes Are on the Rebound. What Have We Learned?

Invasive sea lamprey populations are on the rise, posing a threat to the environment and economy—but scientists have a plan.

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Young Michiganders Want Politicians to Prioritize Wildlife Recovery

Monarchs. Moose. Mussels. Some of Michigan’s most iconic species are at risk. A bipartisan bill would help the state protect them, and us. 

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Nature Is Her Office: Meet Michigan’s New Environmental Education Coordinator

The position has been around since 1994, but this time, the backyard is the classroom for adults and children alike.

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‘The Foundation of All Society’: Clean Water Infrastructure Being Built in Benton Harbor

Yet another Michigan town's water supply is contaminated with lead. Every day, residents need to drink bottled water or cope with dire health consequences otherwise.

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‘Going Back in Time’: What Michigan’s Shipwrecks Reveal About the Great Lakes

Michigan is famous for its shipwrecks. But state officials don’t want to add any more boats to the below-water collection.

A search and rescue boat is deployed as Saginaw Road is closed at Drake due to water over the road while floodwater rises in Midland, Mich., Wednesday, May 20, 2020. (Katy Kildee/Midland Daily News via AP)
Michigan Releases First Report on Midland Dam Failure

Hundreds of displaced mid-Michigan families are waiting for answers about the Edenville Dam's failure. Here's what they know — and what they don't.