Millions of yards of contamination cleaned from riverbed.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Has been appointed to lead a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regional office covering six Midwestern states; will be stationed in Chicago, although Stepp said she was leaving for a job in Missouri.
The mine would send acidic mining wastes into the river and surrounding waterways, which would then spill into the Great Lake, staff said. More acres of wetlands would be harmed than the mining company was projecting, evaluators found.
Experts say the discovery in the planet’s largest freshwater system is alarming. Researchers are uncertain what risks the tiny creatures may pose. The university plans to monitor the situation but says both species haven’t been deemed invasive because of their low abundance.
CHICAGO — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a plan to tackle the most serious threats facing Lake Huron and the St. Marys River. A report made public Friday by EPA’s regional office in Chicago assesses the lake’s ecosystem problems, sets research and monitoring priorities and outlines steps toward improvements. It says Lake Huron is in “fair” condition overall….
State documents: Foxconn plant would add to air pollution in Wisconsin; officials say amount is manageable
The Wisconsin DNR approved a request this week to pull millions of gallons of water daily from Lake Michigan to serve a new Foxconn Technology Group manufacturing plant, helping the Taiwanese electronics giant clear a major regulatory hurdle.MADISON, Wis. — State documents show emissions from Foxconn Technology Group’s planned manufacturing complex would rank among the highest in southeastern Wisconsin for…
(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo)LAKE LINDEN, Mich. — A campaign to protect a crucial Lake Superior fish spawning area gets underway this week. A public meeting on Buffalo Reef is scheduled for 6 p.m. today (Tuesday, Jan. 30) at Lake Linden-Hubbell High School in Houghton County. Waste material known as “stamp sands” were dumped into the lake during the…
TOLEDO, Ohio — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants Ohio to do another review of Lake Erie to determine whether it should be declared impaired by toxic algae blooms that have become a recurring threat in recent summers. The agency in a letter to Ohio’s environmental director said it was reversing an earlier decision that had agreed with the state’s…
Stepp will oversee environmental protection laws and regulations in the region that includes Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois.
TOLEDO, Ohio — The toxic algae that spread across Lake Erie this summer roughly matched its third-most severe bloom in 15 years, government researchers said earlier this week. The algae outbreak on the shallowest of the Great Lakes had two peaks this year in August and again in mid-September, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It left behind…
The groups want the EPA to declare that the western end of the lake is impaired by the algae that’s a threat to drinking water and fish. Such a designation could lead to stricter pollution controls.
A national debate about the predator-killing M-44 device is unfolding in the wake of a hospitalized teenager and three dogs and a wolf that have been killed recently in Wyoming, Idaho and Oregon.
Hope is to provide cooler habitat for migrating fish in the Columbia River system of Washington and Oregon.
The algae blooms in the shallowest of the Great Lakes pose a threat to both drinking water and wildlife.
New York DEC’s independent analysis finds EPA’s Hudson River cleanup fails to protect human health and the environment.