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Studying Asian Carp Eggs & Tick Boom Continues

We'll hear about scientists who want to learn which rivers will be suitable for Asian carp eggs, and why you should keep an eye out for black-legged ticks this time of year.

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How to Help Monarch Butterflies (Without Poisoning Them)

Scientists say planting milkweed helps monarch butterflies - but if you're not careful, you could buy plants that are toxic to the insects.

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Why Monarch Butterflies are Declining (Part 1)

Monarch butterflies are declining - by 90% over the past 20 years. It's mostly because they've lost a lot of their food. Milkweed is the only thing the caterpillars can eat.

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Isle Royale Wolves Drop to Just 3; Park Service Mulls Decision

There are just three wolves left on Isle Royale. The National Park Service has been trying to decide whether or not to step in. We'll hear what the options are.

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Fracking Chemicals Found in Pa. Drinking Water Supply

Researchers have found groundwater in Pennsylvania was tainted by chemicals used in drilling and fracking for natural gas. It's the first study to show these chemicals migrating through cracks in the ground.

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Communities Use "Green Infrastructure" to Adapt to Climate Change

We'll hear about a new report on how some people are getting better prepared for the weird weather we're experiencing as our climate changes.

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We're Closer to a Decision on the Underground Nuclear Waste Site Near Lake Huron

The Bruce Nuclear site sits across Lake Huron from Michigan's Thumb region. Ontario Power Generation wants to bury some of its nuclear waste on the site in Kincardine, Ontario. All of the company's low and intermediate level waste would be buried there forever, far underground.

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A Fight Over How to Regulate Our Electric Utilities

How we generate power in Michigan is changing. Older power plants are shutting down. Those closures are playing a big role in a debate in the state Legislature.

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Is Coal on the Way Out in Michigan?

Michigan is saying goodbye to nine of its smaller and older coal-burning power plants.

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Shipping Away Great Lakes Water? Nah.

Some people are worried Great Lakes water could be shipped away to help solve the drought out west. We'll give you two good reasons why you don't need to worry about that.

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