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Category: Environment News

Environment News feature stories and posts dealing with environmental concerns of the Great Lakes , Michigan and Upper Thumb region.

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Volunteering the Flint Water Crisis – 5 Things I Learned

1000’s of individuals from all over the United States are converging into Flint Michigan to donate their time and skills to alleviate the disaster of lead contamination with the Flint water system. Here are a couple of things to know that may help you hit the ground running.

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Dioxin Clean Up in Saginaw Bay Watershed

45 Years of Dow Chemical Dioxin Clean Up Dow DuPont is preparing to clean up the last section of the Tittabawassee River in mid-Michigan that has been contaminated with dioxin from past operation of a Dow Chemical plant in Midland Michigan. Dioxin pollution extends across the lower 24 miles of...

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Foreign Companies Are Stealing Great Lakes Water

Nestle, a company based in Switzerland,  can already suck and export up to 250 gallons a minute from a well in Evart, Michigan. Now it wants a new permit that would allow the company to pump 400 gallons of water each minute of the day.

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2012 Great Lake Water Levels Drop – Marina’s Scramble

Five years ago the entire Great Lakes was witness to low water levels not seen since 1964. Marina’s were dredging, boats were being damaged on shallow reefs not seen a generation and lake shipping was facing hard times.  

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