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Environment

Warming drives spread of toxic algae, researchers say

Warming drives spread of toxic algae, researchers sayLong linked to animal deaths, high doses of the toxins in humans can cause liver damage and attack the nervous system
  • Environment
  • 2 days, 14 hours ago
Politics

Trump vows to open Minnesota national forest to mining

Trump vows to open Minnesota national forest to miningTrump vowed to keep open large swaths of lands in Minnesota’s remote Superior National Forest to mining
  • Politics
  • 3 days, 11 hours ago
Detroit

Ford to demolish contaminated 'Alchemy' building in Corktown

Ford to demolish contaminated ‘Alchemy’ building in CorktownContamination will force Ford to tear down a former brass factory in Corktown. A mixed-use structure with ground-floor retail space likely will replace it.
  • Detroit
  • 3 days, 12 hours ago
Michigan

Global warming brings sweeping change to U.S., Michigan

Global warming brings acute change in MichiganTemperatures increased in Michigan, especially Traverse City, where they're up 2.16 degrees over 30 years.
  • Michigan
  • 6 days, 13 hours ago
Environment

Trump Tower failed to follow fish protection rules

Records: Trump Tower failed to follow fish protection rulesRecords show the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago has never met EPA rules for protecting fish
  • Environment
  • 6 days, 14 hours ago
Environment

Trump’s move to redefine water rule threatens wetlands

Trump’s move to redefine water rule threatens wetlandsExperts say the Trump administration’s move to redefine what constitutes a waterway under federal law is a threat
  • Environment
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Flint Water Crisis

Doctor pens book on her role in Flint water crisis

Doctor pens book on her role in revealing Flint water crisisThe book offers a tick-tock of the crisis and what got Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha looking more deeply
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Environment

McDonald’s to switch to paper straws in U.K., Ireland

McDonald’s to switch to paper straws in U.K., IrelandMcDonald’s will test an alternative to plastic ones in some of its U.S. restaurants later this year
  • Environment
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Michigan

Muskegon man breaks record with 47-lb black buffalo fish

Muskegon man breaks record with 47-lb fishBrandonn Kramer was bowfishing on the Grand River in Ottawa County when his line played tug-of-war with a large black buffalo
  • Michigan
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Michigan

Michigan set to adopt strictest lead water rules in country

Michigan sets strictest U.S. lead water rulesMichigan is setting America's strictest lead drinking water standard at 12 parts per billion -- lower than the 15 ppb rule by federal government
  • Michigan
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Michigan

Consumers Energy to end use of coal

Consumers Energy to quit coal power by 2040, close 5 plantsConsumers Energy, Michigan's largest energy provider, said it would increase solar and wind energy.
  • Michigan
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Michigan

Environmental rules review board plan heads to Snyder

Environmental rules review plan heads to SnyderA proposed review committee would oversee rule-making by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and could reject burdensome rules
  • Michigan
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Michigan

Gas plant proposal fuels fight in small Michigan town

Gas plant plan fuels fight in small Mich. townDTE Energy's planned $1 billion natural-gas-fired power plant stirs dissent and support among residents in the Michigan Thumb town of East China
  • Michigan
  • 2 weeks ago
World

Divers work to clean seas of abandoned ‘ghost’ nets

Divers work to clean seas of abandoned ‘ghost’ netsAn estimated 10 percent of all marine litter in the world’s oceans and seas is made up of lost or abandoned fishing gear
  • World
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Local

Officials: Lake St. Clair quality improving but more cleanup needed

Officials: Lake St. Clair’s quality improvingOfficials says Lake St. Clair's water quality is improving and becoming more boater and fisher friendly, but sewer overflows need to be reduced
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Environment

UN: Plastic bans can work, but need planning

UN: Plastic bans can work, but need planning and enforcementThe United Nations said poor follow-through has left many bans on plastics ineffective
  • Environment
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Michigan

Line 5 tunnel talks set to gain steam

Line 5 tunnel talks set to gain steamMichigan officials are in talks with Enbridge and other firms to build a shared utility corridor including Line 5 beneath the Straits of Mackinac
  • Michigan
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Michigan

Group challenges Nestle’s Mich. water permit

Group challenges Nestle’s water permit from MichiganMichigan Citizens for Water Conservation submitted the petition on Friday against the DEQ
  • Michigan
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
World

EU proposes moves to ban plastic stirs, straws

EU proposes moves to ban plastic stirs, straws, cotton budsThe European Union is proposing bans on some plastic products in an attempt to cut marine litter
  • World
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Politics

Emails show EPA, climate-change deniers collaboration

Emails show EPA, climate-change deniers collaborationEPA officials collaborated with a conservative group that dismisses climate change to rally like-minded people.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Michigan

Snyder issues ‘no-anchor’ order for straits following strike

Snyder issues ‘no-anchor’ order for straitsMichigan Gov. Rick Snyder approved an emergency order after an April anchor strike that ruptured transmission cables and dented an oil pipeline
  • Michigan
  • 1 month ago
Environment

McDonald’s not ready to let go of plastic straws

McDonald’s not ready to let go of plastic strawsA shareholder proposal to pressure the world’s biggest hamburger chain on the matter was voted down
  • Environment
  • 1 month ago
Michigan

Michigan officials urge federal action over PFAS pollution

State urges federal action over PFAS pollutionMichigan officials call on the EPA to carry out additional research, rules on potentially harmful chemicals contaminating water supplies
  • Michigan
  • 1 month ago
Environment

Drought on tap to intensify over US Southwest

Drought on tap to intensify over US SouthwestRivers are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing
  • Environment
  • 1 month ago
Autos

Carmakers to White House: Climate change is real

Carmakers to White House: Climate change is realAutomakers urge White House to cooperate with California officials in rewrite of mpg standards
  • Autos
  • 1 month ago
Environment

Germany buzzing about biodiversity thanks to honeybees

Germany buzzing about biodiversity thanks to honeybeesChancellor Angela Merkel urged people “to think about biodiversity and do something good for bees” to mark World Bee Day
  • Environment
  • 1 month ago
Wayne County

With cleanup efforts, Rouge River ‘has come a long way’

With cleanup efforts, Rouge River ‘has come a long way’Volunteers to join annual Rouge Rescue efforts to improve notoriously polluted river, watershed
  • Wayne County
  • 1 month ago
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