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Muskegon Lake (credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Progress Made At 2 Toxic Hot Spots In Michigan

State environmental regulators say cleanup progress has been made at two Michigan sites on a decades-old list of the most heavily polluted locations around the Great Lakes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/01/2011

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Report: Mercury Levels Mostly Down In Great Lakes

A new report says mercury levels in the Great Lakes region generally have dropped over the past four decades, although concentrations in some fish and bird species have increased more recently.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/11/2011

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EPA Will Spend $6M Hiring Unemployed For Clean-Up Projects

Congress has appropriated $775 million over the past two years for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, a wide-ranging plan to improve the region’s environmental health.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/23/2011

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EPA Takes Public Comment On 10 Mile Drain Clean Up Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency is ready to share details of a temporary plan to contain and clean up PCB contamination at the 10 Mile drain in St. Clair Shores.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/26/2011

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Ozone Action Day

Today marks the season’s first Ozone Action Day. Drivers and others are asked to delay activities that contribute to higher levels of pollution amid hot, humid weather.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/08/2011

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State Of The Air: Improving Though Still Polluted

Michigan residents continue to breathe dangerous levels of air pollution, despite positive nationwide trends toward cleaner air.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/27/2011

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UM Study: Biodiversity Improves Water Quality By ‘Divison Of Labor’

Biologically diverse streams are better at cleaning up pollutants than less rich waterways, and a University of Michigan ecologist says he has uncovered the long-sought mechanism that explains why this is so

04/06/2011

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SEMCOG: Southeast Michigan Air Quality Has Improved

For the second straight year, air quality in Southeast Michigan has improved, according to data collected at air monitoring stations throughout the region.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/05/2011

UM-Dearborn, Detroit Schools Pollution Study Aided by AT&T Award

University of Michigan-Dearborn researchers along with teachers and students from Detroit Public Schools have kicked off a research project, funded in part through an award from AT&T, to study potential soil pollution in a residential […]

08/19/2010

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