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.

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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.

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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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