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WVON Voice of the Nation Talks Solar Energy with ELPC’s Brad Klein

Michael T. Thomas’s “GreenPreneur” show spoke with ELPC Senior Attorney Brad Klein about solar energy initiatives and challenges in the Midwest and nationally.  Listen in. 

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Minneapolis Star Tribune: Experts say Great Lakes water level changes inevitable, plan study on how people can adapt

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Great Lakes levels will continue rising and falling in often unpredictable ways and people should learn to deal with the changes instead of trying to tame nature with costly engineering projects, experts said Thursday. Donald Scavia, director of the University of Michigan’s Graham Sustainability Institute, announced a wide-ranging study of ways

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Crain’s Chicago Business: Cleansing microbeads are everywhere — including our lake and river

A tiny product is causing big environmental concerns in the Great Lakes. Plastic exfoliating microbeads—pinhead-sized spheres suspended in hundreds of facial scrubs, toothpastes and shaving creams—are silting fresh-water lakes, biologists say. And there’s some evidence that they’re flowing into the Chicago River. Though they’re deemed safe for health and beauty products, microbeads can be an environmental

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Bloomberg: The Coal Plant an Illinois Town Couldn’t Give Away

The Coal Plant an Illinois Town Couldn’t Give Away By Mark Drajem How much is an old coal power plant worth? With natural gas production booming and environmental rules looming, in Illinois the answer is clear: It can be hard to even give one away. For evidence, look to the E.D. Edwards power plant, built

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