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City of Flint water tower
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A new state rule requires local water systems to get rid of all their lead service lines over the next 20 years.  

As we hear from Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta, these are the types of pipes that contributed to the Flint water crisis.   


Two suburban Detroit schools have been temporarily closed after a science experiment found high levels of mercury in a water sample.

Testing of private drinking wells near a western Michigan airport has found chemical contaminants after a report identified the airport's extensive use of toxic firefighting foam.

Great Lakes
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President Donald Trump has gotten nowhere in his push to kill federal support for cleaning up some of the nation's most prized waterways, as the U.S. House decided Thursday to keep funding at current levels — and in some cases, boost it.

playset in water
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Flood insurance is mandatory for people who live in well-established floodplains.  For decades, the federal government has helped homeowners make those payments.   But that’s changing.

 


flooded river
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Much of the Lansing area is contending with floodwaters today.  The water is forcing street closures and threatening to inundate homes and yards. 

 


A footwear manufacturer that's working to clean up dump sites in western Michigan says it doesn't believe the contamination is responsible for reports of elevated lead levels in water.

Michigan State Novice Rowers Learn New Sport on the Fly

Dec 11, 2017

Rookie Spartan rowers are discovering their passion for sport, working on their strength, conditioning and technique during tough daily workouts. There is no off-season, just because it is cold outside.

MSU Club Rowing Welcomes Schools to Head of the Grand Regatta

Nov 20, 2017
Michael Epps

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State men's club rowing team recently welcomed multiple Michigan schools for the Head of the Grand Regatta. Grand Valley, Michigan Tech, Eastern Michigan and other clubs participated in the annual Fall race. The event included races for men's and women's crews.

dairy cows photo
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

What does a dairy cow have to do with keeping the environment healthy? At the recent Great Lakes Restoration Conference in Buffalo people were invited to witness that connection first hand -- and how it played into one farmer’s economic survival. 


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A November hearing is planned on an appeal related to a bottled-water company's plans to pump more groundwater in western Michigan.

City of Flint water tower
Ben Gordon / flickr creative commons

A federal judge has ordered Michigan and Flint officials to meet again with a mediator to discuss the long-term future of the city's water supply.

Donald Trump photo
Gage Skidmore / flickr creative commons

The Trump Administration budget released Tuesday slashes funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by nearly one-third, laying off thousands of employees while imposing dramatic cuts to clean air and water programs.

drone and trees
Courtesy / flickr/Michael MK Khor

The United Nations recognizes March 22 as World Water Day.  Michigan State University is observing the event with a speaker series.  Dr. Bruno Basso, a University Foundation Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, uses drones to study how seed crops consume water. 

 


Michigan Officials are extending the time the public can comment on Nestle Ice Mountain’s request to pump more groundwater from Osceola County.

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