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High-capacity wells are reducing lake levels in Wisconsin’s Central Sands region, a new study finds

A new study by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources shows that high-capacity wells have been reducing the level of three lakes in the Central Sands region, affecting ecosystems and recreation in the area. Read the full story by the Milwaukee J…

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Firefighting foam spill at Kalamazoo airport causes PFAS spike at wastewater treatment plant

In Michigan, a spill of firefighting foam at the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport caused a spike of PFAS pollution at the Kalamazoo wastewater treatment plant, sending some into the Kalamazoo River. Read the full story by MLive.

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More room for plovers as Park District OKs expansion of protected Montrose Dune Natural Area

Conservationists are celebrating the Chicago Park District’s announcement Wednesday of a 3.1-acre expansion of Illinois’ Montrose Dune Natural Area, a site that’s gained international attention in recent years as the nesting home for a pair of endanger…

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EPA’s Lake Guardian research ship expected to reach Lake St. Clair by Wednesday afternoon

After a year in lockdown due to COVID-19, the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s largest research vessel left the harbor in Chicago, and was expected to reach the St. Clair River and Lake St. Clair by Wednesday afternoon, according t…