Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Positive sign

Flint tests show small lead uptick below federal limit

City of Flint

Detroit News

New water testing at targeted Flint sites revealed a slight uptick in lead levels but remained below the federal action limit for the second straight round — another positive sign for the city’s troubled water system, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said. Lead levels were expected to rise with warmer weather but only a small change was observed, the governor’s office said in releasing the latest results.


Scientists predict smaller Lake Erie algae bloom

Columbus Dispatch

After a monster toxic algae bloom blanketed Lake Erie last year, scientists are forecasting a more moderate bloom this summer. But while NOAA's annual prediction calls for a smaller bloom this year, some scientists and environmental advocacy groups say it does not mean the problem behind the toxic mess has been solved.


Minnesota OKs next step in flood diversion plan

MPR News

The Minnesota DNR signed off on an environmental review of the proposed massive Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project, opening the door to the next step, a lengthy dam permitting process. Even as they deemed the environmental impact statement adequate, officials cautioned it did not mean they were endorsing the project.

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