Great Lakes (IL IN MI MN OH WI)

Federal Money Begins Flowing to Lake Erie Climate Projects

"Lake Erie will face more stormwater runoff, increased erosion and changes in both water levels and quality as climate change continues. Projects to mitigate those impacts range from restoring a wetland to deploying a plastic-scavenging drone named Pixie, and more."

Source: Inside Climate News, 07/05/2023

Judge Orders Stretch Of Pipeline That Crosses Tribal Land To Shut Down

"A federal judge has ordered a Canadian oil firm to shut down a section of its pipeline in Wisconsin that crosses tribal land, a partial victory for indigenous groups that have long opposed the project."

Source: The Hill, 06/21/2023

Corps Revokes Permit For Minnesota Mine, Cites Threat To Tribe’s Water

"The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday it has revoked a crucial federal permit for the proposed NewRange Copper Nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, a project popularly known as PolyMet, saying the permit did not comply with the water quality standards set by a sovereign downstream tribe."

Source: AP, 06/07/2023

Ohio Legislature Mulls Bill That Would Restrict College Discussions of Climate

"“You can say gravity isn't true, but if you step off the cliff, you’re going down,” says climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe about restrictions on teaching."

Source: Inside Climate News, 06/01/2023

Heat Warning — Expect Extreme Temps To Be Local Story This Summer

Some areas of the United States are hot and getting hotter, thanks to climate change and now the coming El Niño. But some areas have little history with extreme temperatures — and those places are among the ones to watch this summer for local and regional reporting. Plus, who are the most vulnerable in your community when it comes to heat waves?

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Plans for I-55 Expansion in Chicago Raise Concerns Over Community Health

"Environmental advocates and community groups already exposed to high levels of air pollution fear that additional lanes will exacerbate health risks in Southwest Side neighborhoods."

Source: Chicago Sun-Times, 05/24/2023

Judge Won't Shut Down Pipeline, Pleads With Wisconsin Tribe To Negotiate

"A federal judge said Thursday he is unlikely to force an energy company to shut down an oil pipeline in northern Wisconsin, despite arguments from a Native American tribe that the line is at immediate risk of being exposed by erosion and rupturing on reservation land."

Source: AP, 05/19/2023


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