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A beach cleanup, a parade and a celebration in Central Park took place in Grand Haven on Saturday, in honor of Earth Day.

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A beach cleanup, a parade and a celebration in Central Park took place in Grand Haven on Saturday, in honor of Earth Day.

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A group of wild elephants sift through garbage looking for food at a landfill in Sri Lanka. It's a dangerous undertaking — around 20 elephants have died from consuming plastic trash from the landfill in the Ampara district over the last eight years.

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As Grand Haven has long been and continues to be a destination for vacationers – especially the beach in the summer – pollution is a consistent problem.

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Michigan agency: Bird flu found in backyard flock

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After a century of use for saw milling, 60 years as a municipal dump site and 70 years as a coal-fired power plant, the city of Grand Haven is making a push to renew Harbor Island and restore it to productive use.

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The results of a state agency’s investigation into contaminated water and groundwater on and near the site of the former power plant on Harbor Island came back Wednesday, and the majority of the tested locations show high levels of one more PFAS-like substances.

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You can help save Grand Haven’s trees and have fun doing it. At least, that is the aim of the Adopt-a-Hemlock charity started by a father and son team, Lawrence and Nathan Burns.

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ROBINSON TWP. — The ice jam that has caused minor flooding along the Grand River has moved farther downriver, lessening the threat of more severe flooding in the area.

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CHICAGO — Ice coverage may be nearing its peak throughout the Great Lakes in a season that has trended closer to average than originally forecast, as Lake Michigan’s water levels are expected to continue their decline well below the string of monthly record highs reached a few years ago.

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The tradition of creating New Year’s resolutions is usually focused on setting goals to improve your life and maybe even the community around you. Heading into the new year, we all have things we’d like to accomplish, areas we’d like to improve, and actions we’d like to take; whether these g…

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Water levels in the Great Lakes are projected to be higher at the start of 2022’s boating season than their averages last year, according to the latest six-month forecast by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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FERRYSBURG — The Ottawa County Parks Foundation recently received a $2.5 million gift, which will help build overnight camping and other amenities at Ottawa Sands County Park.

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GRAND HAVEN TWP. — As the United Nations' climate summit in Glasgow struck a deal last weekend to spare the world from the most dire effects of global warming, Grand Haven’s largest employer says it is already ahead of the curve with its environmental initiatives.

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LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday ordered a “whole-of-government” response to elevated levels of lead in Benton Harbor’s water and vowed to accelerate the replacement of the southwestern Michigan community’s lead pipes.

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Several area groups will be working together to host a town hall meeting with the candidates for the Board of Light & Power (BLP), Grand Haven mayor and two seats on the City Council to discuss the environment.

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THREE RIVERS, Calif. — Firefighters wrapped the base of the world’s largest tree in a fire-resistant blanket as they tried to save a famous grove of gigantic old-growth sequoias from wildfires burning Thursday in California’s rugged Sierra Nevada.

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It’s against local law to feed ducks, geese and gulls on public or private property in the Village of Spring Lake, since the Village Council adopted that amendment to the village’s Code of Ordinances on Monday night.

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DETROIT — Even with a return to wetter conditions in late June and July, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials expect Great Lakes water levels to remain below the record high levels experienced in 2019 and 2020.

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Earth is getting so hot that temperatures in about a decade will probably blow past a level of warming that world leaders have sought to prevent, according to a report released Monday that the United Nations called a “code red for humanity.”

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Wednesday’s virtual town hall meeting to discuss contamination on Harbor Island was instructional, but many say it lacked answers on how the discovery of PFAS might affect the Board of Light & Power’s plans moving forward.

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed the PFAS Action Act on Wednesday, sending the bill to the Senate for consideration. Advocates say the bill would put the onus on the federal government to clean up chemical contaminations across the country.

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TRAVERSE CITY — Shoreline cities and towns in the Great Lakes region will be spending heavily in coming years to fix public infrastructure damaged by recent flooding and erosion, with estimated costs approaching $2 billion, officials said Thursday.

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Due to Michigan’s sultry, hot weather, the Ottawa County health department is concerned about the surge of ticks as we approach the middle of summer.

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The city’s Environment and Natural Resources Committee has organized a beach clean-up project for tonight at the Grand Haven City Beach.