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  1. Why a local government official is defending Nestle's water pumping planRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 13 | Michigan Radio

    The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality used a computer modeling program called the Water Withdrawal Assessment Tool to assess the potential effect of an increase. The program determined the increase from 250 gallons of water a minute to 400 gallons a minute from one well might have an negative impact on nearby streams and rivers and gave the plan to pump more water the lowest grade possible.

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  2. Fearing an oil spill, Wisconsin tribe votes to remove Enbridge Line 5Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 13 | Michigan Radio

    The Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline stretches from Superior, Wisconsin to Sarnia, Ontario. It crosses northern Wisconsin into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and then under the Straits of Mackinac which connects Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.

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  3. MSU researchers: Water could be unaffordable for more than 35% of U.S. households in 5 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 13 | Michigan Radio

    "There are a lot of reasons" that water and sewer bills are going up nationwide, says Elizabeth Mack, an assistant professor of geography and the study's lead author. They include the cost of aging infrastructure, climate change-related weather extremes, and declining populations in some city centers, leaving fewer people to shoulder the burden of rising costs.

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  4. Two Michigan members of Congress want prompt federal study of Enbridge Line 5Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 12 | Michigan Radio

    Legislation has been introduced in Congress calling for a shut down of Enbridge's Line 5 if a federal study shows that it threatens the Great Lakes. The legislation would require that the federal government conduct a study to determine the economic and environmental risks to the Great Lakes from possible failures of Line 5, and it puts a 12 month deadline on completing the study.

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  5. Nestle's plans to pump more water in MichiganRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2016 | Michigan Radio

    Fifteen years ago, a group called Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation sued Nestle Waters North America, a division of the huge international conglomerate, over its plans to withdraw vast amounts of groundwater in Osceola County in Northwest Michigan. Nestle wanted to siphon 400 gallons a minute from the aquifer, to bottle and sell at a profit.

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  6. New Whitmore Lake "cyber school" took advantage of a loophole to get charteredRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2016 | Michigan Radio

    In reality, though, the only class that will be online this year is health - which parents will be encouraged to participate in for the more "sensitive discussions." But for the most part, this brand new charter school looks like any other brick-and-mortar K-9 school.

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  7. Reviving Michigan's coastal marshesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2016 | Michigan Radio

    Most visitors to northern Michigan are looking for sugar sand beaches on the Great Lakes. But if you're a spawning fish or a migratory bird, you might be looking for a coastal marsh.

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  8. Thousands to walk across Mackinac Bridge, as MSU professor plans to put sensors beneathRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2016 | Michigan Radio

    "It's a perfect opportunity to take in the scenery of the Straits of Mackinac," says Sweeney, "You get some beautiful scenery of Lake Huron and Lake Michigan." The 5-mile-long Mackinac Bridge that connects Michigan's two peninsulas is the third-longest suspension bridge in the world.

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  9. Keeping Pacific salmon in Lake MichiganRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2016 | Michigan Radio

    These days, you can still catch both coho and chinook salmon. But people are worried there's not enough food in Lake Michigan for chinook salmon.

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  10. Rising water levels in Lake Michigan bring highs and lowsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2016 | Michigan Radio

    Water levels in Lake Michigan and Lake Huron were at record lows three years ago. At the same time, water levels for the other Great Lakes were well below average.

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  11. Calls grow to shut down pipeline under Straits of MackinacRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2016 | Michigan Radio

    People who want Enbridge Energy's Line 5 shut down plan to make it an issue at next week's policy conference on Mackinac Island. Enbridge Energy is the company responsible for the largest inland oil spill in U.S history, which happened when the company's Line 6B ruptured near Marshall, Michigan in 2010.

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  12. Stateside for Friday, April 8, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2016 | Michigan Radio

    Michigan's Schools of Choice program is 20 years old. The Holland Sentinel recently looked at the impacts on local school districts.

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  13. Great Lakes fisheries expert: Time to forget salmon, go for native speciesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2016 | Michigan Radio

    The lake trout used to be the fish to catch in the Great Lakes. But by the 1950s, severe overfishing and an infestation of an eel-like, blood-sucking parasite called the sea lamprey had drastically reduced the number of lake trout and other fish.

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  14. New research gives a clearer picture of where oil might go if Line 5 breaks open in the Great LakesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2016 | Michigan Radio

    David Schwab looked at 840 simulated spill scenarios. This map shows the probabilities of where oil might go after a spill in the Straits of Mackinac.

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