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Venture into a surreal salt mine 2,000 feet below Lake Erie
Wired (5/3)
A photographer ventures into a salt mine 2,000 feet below Lake Erie.

In Clayton, wind energy is a tough sell, even for environmentalists
North Country Public Radio (5/3)
Communities and environmental groups are divided over the idea of potential wind farms along the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario in New York state.

Flint-area official says a new water pipeline to Lake Huron should be completed by June or July
The Republic (4/29)
The Genesee County drain commissioner says Flint will save millions of dollars when it connects to the Karegnondi Water Authority, which will be serving many communities.

EDITORIAL: Great Lakes Compact must be protected, with no exceptions
Star Tribune (4/29)
The compact is the primary safeguard for 20 percent of the world’s surface freshwater, and the pressure to tap that source will only grow in coming years. The Great Lakes governors should vote to protect that compact.

City of Waukesha revises Great Lakes water plan
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/28)
The City of Waukesha, Wis., would receive up to an average of 8.7 million gallons a day of Lake Michigan water by midcentury — down 13.86% from its earlier request — to serve a smaller area proposed by Great Lakes officials reviewing the city's plan for lake water.

Reacting to Flint crisis, EPA launches U.S. drinking water study
Detroit Free Press (4/26)
The public health crisis caused by high lead levels in Flint’s water and the toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie in recent years are among the threats being cited by federal environmental officials who called for a comprehensive look at how to better protect the nation’s drinking water


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