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Green infrastructure job trainings aim to support growing field | Great Lakes Now

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Green infrastructure job trainings aim to support growing field

By Elinor Epperson, Michigan Public

The Great Lakes News Collaborative includes Bridge Michigan; Circle of Blue; Great Lakes Now at Detroit Public Television; Michigan Public, Michigan’s NPR News Leader; and The Narwhal who work together to bring audiences news and information about the impact of climate change, pollution, and aging infrastructure on the Great Lakes and drinking water.

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Owen Sound Sun Times

Wiarton doctor retires after 40 years

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A beloved Wiarton doctor is calling it a career and hanging up the stethoscope after 40 years. Dr. John Van Dorp hopped in the car with his wife Geneva Thursday morning and headed to Blythe to take in some theatre. “I went to a seminar a number of years ago about preparing for retirement, and […]

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Energy News Roundup: Climate change, energy transition are transforming the Great Lakes Region | Great Lakes Now

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Energy News Roundup: Climate change, energy transition are transforming the Great Lakes Region

Those living near the Palisades nuclear power plant in Southwest Michigan remain divided over plans to resurrect it. The proposed recommissioning would be the first for a retired nuclear plant in the United States — but could pave the way for more. At a recent meeting in Benton Harbor that marked the opening of a federal public comment period, some of the plant’s neighbors said they were excited about the jobs it would bring back or the low-carbon electricity it would send flowing back onto the grid.

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Michigan program helps hobbyists safely rehome aquatic flora and fauna | Great Lakes Echo

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By Elinor Epperson Don’t flush that unwanted goldfish – find it a new home instead. Home aquariums and water gardening are two of the many routes invasive species take to enter Michigan habitats. A Michigan State University Extension program provides educational materials and resources for rehoming unwanted aquatic pets. Reduce Invasive Pet and Plant Escapes […]

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