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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.

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Dozens of birders armed with binoculars, spotting scopes and cameras made their way to Grand Haven’s north pier Monday to watch a rare bird – a royal tern – intermingle with the gulls and other terns in the area.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, announced this week a new $3.4 million investment – which will be matched by private investments – to improve water quality and fishing habitats in Ottawa County.

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When Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring” first sounded the alarm on DDT and its devastating effects on birds and fish, our understanding of how this pesticide affected humans was just beginning. Chemicals can take years to reveal their insidious power, and so for decades, scientists have been pi…

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WEST OLIVE — When a 2018 study by Michigan State University revealed declines in the quality and quantity of Ottawa County’s deep bedrock aquifers, county officials took immediate action by developing the Groundwater Sustainability Initiative.

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The latest public presentation by the local municipal power utility focused on the environmental remediation of Harbor Island and several questions that surround it – such as: What is a mixing zone? Why not completely remediate the site? What risks are associated with remediation?

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Frigid weather is expected to keep a grip on the area well into next week before the air gradually warms to about 32 degrees, which is a normal high for this time of year.

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It was May 6, 1985, when the city of Grand Haven received an application for the position of water plant operator from a recent Grand Haven High School graduate named Joe VanderStel.

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Members of the Chariots of Fire Running Club had a unique experience riding on an ice carousel before their Thursday afternoon run.

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Grand Haven’s Board of Light & Power has announced a trio of virtual public engagement meetings in an effort to educate the community on the future of energy in the Grand Haven area.

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The specific date and time of the explosive demolition of the remaining structures of the Sims power plant on Harbor Island will not be shared with the public, Grand Haven Board of Light & Power General Manager Dave Walters said.

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Enbridge said Tuesday it would defy Michigan’s demand to shut down an oil pipeline that runs through a channel linking two of the Great Lakes, contending that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s decision was based on bad information and political posturing.

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Twenty people clad in winter coats and Yak Traks wandered the North Shore area dunes for two hours Thursday morning, working off the lactic acid from 2020 and looking ahead to a better 2021.

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Members of Grand Haven’s City Council on Monday toured the demolition progress of the Harbor Island Sims site prior to their meeting that night.

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The first in-person meeting in the Grand Haven Community Center since the COVID-19 shutdown in March took place Tuesday night, as community organizers hosted a discussion to raise financial concerns with the Board of Light & Power’s redevelopment plan for Harbor Island.

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Along a shoreline that stretches farther than the combined length of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, waters driven by climate change have risen as much as 6 feet in less than a decade, washing away houses, destroying roads and threatening critical infrastructure such as water treatment plan…

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a $500 million plan Thursday to upgrade drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in Michigan that includes actions such as replacing lead service lines and removing chemical pollutants.

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One year from today, the location of the Harbor Island power plant site will be nearly empty.