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Experts: Alleged plot against governor signals ominous shift

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — They railed against politicians, conducted military-style exercises and spoke darkly of confronting tyrants scheming to seize their guns and enslave them. ...

Scientists take rare look under Great Lakes' frozen surfaces

STANDISH, Mich. (AP) — Bridget Wheelock knelt onto the frozen surface of Lake Huron's Saginaw Bay, reached a gloved hand into the frigid water below and pulled out a large chunk of ice. ...

Even in water-rich Michigan, no guarantee of enough for all

ALLENDALE, Mich. (AP) — Dale Buist knew running a commercial greenhouse would pose challenges. He just never expected a water shortage to be among them. Not in Michigan, with its vast aquatic riches. ...

Watchdog to probe EPA handling of city's lead-tainted water

Federal auditors announced an investigation Friday of how the government has dealt with lead contamination of drinking water in Benton Harbor, an impoverished, mostly Black city in southwest Michigan....

Biden: Infrastructure plan gives $1B for Great Lakes cleanup

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — President Joe Biden declared Thursday that a $1 billion infusion from the bipartisan infrastructure deal would restore the Great Lakes harbors and tributary rivers that have been p...

Judge restores protections for gray wolves across much of US

BILLINGS, Mont (AP) — A judge restored federal protections for gray wolves across much of the U.S. on Thursday, after their removal in the waning days of the Trump administration exposed the predators...

Scientists race to gather winter data on warming Great Lakes

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — What's happening in the Great Lakes during those long, frigid months when they're often covered partially or completely with ice? A casual observer — and even experts — mig...

Toxic 'forever chemicals' found in Michigan farm's beef

Beef produced at a small Michigan farm was found to contain toxic “forever chemicals" after the cattle were fed crops grown with fertilizer made from contaminated wastewater biosolids, state officials...

Long-sought Great Lakes projects get funding under new law

A project that will boost Great Lakes shipping in a crucial bottleneck and another intended to protect the lakes from invasive carp will get big funding increases under the Biden administration's infr...

US requires higher safety standards for more pipelines

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A new federal regulation requires higher safety standards for pipelines carrying oil and other hazardous liquids through the Great Lakes region, marine coastal waters and b...

Enbridge seeks federal jurisdiction in oil pipeline dispute

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Enbridge Energy moved Wednesday to shift to federal court a Michigan lawsuit seeking shutdown of an oil pipeline that runs beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes....

BP agrees to $500K penalty, soot limits at Indiana refinery

Oil giant BP agreed Thursday to pay a $512,450 penalty and reduce soot emissions from its Whiting refinery in Indiana under an agreement with regulators and activists who accused the company of violat...

Michigan drops oil pipeline suit, refocuses on separate case

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer abandoned a lawsuit Tuesday aimed at shutting down an oil pipeline that runs through part of the Great Lakes but said the state would continue pursuing a separate case w...

Study: Warmer summers worsen tick infestations for US moose

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — It’s a ghastly sight: ticks by tens of thousands burrowed into a moose’s broad body, sucking its lifeblood as the agonized host rubs against trees so vigorously that much o...

Judge keeps Michigan oil pipeline case in federal court

A federal judge retained jurisdiction Tuesday in a dispute over a Canadian oil pipeline that runs through a section of the Great Lakes, rejecting Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's contention that the c...