Environment


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‘Remarkable’ Story of Recovery: Otters Reclaim the Detroit River

River otters are back in the Detroit River for the first time in a century. That means clean-up efforts are working.

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Keep Your Pruning Shears Away From Oak Trees This Spring, Warns Michigan’s Natural Resources Dept.

“Once oak wilt gets started, it is expensive to successfully manage and will kill all nearby red oaks over time, if untreated,” said James Wieferich, forest health specialist in the DNR’s Forest Resources Division. 

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Not Just Lead: Why Water Quality Questions Continue in Benton Harbor

As Benton Harbor water cleanup continues, activists want more assurance that tap water is safe to drink through filters. State officials say it is.

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The Numbers of So-Called Vampire Fish in the Great Lakes Are on the Rebound. What Have We Learned?

Invasive sea lamprey populations are on the rise, posing a threat to the environment and economy—but scientists have a plan.

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Cruisin’ for a Reunion: High-End Great Lakes Cruises Return After Pandemic Break

Cruise lines are back on the Great Lakes. If you want to go, get ready to pay a lot, and get in line.

Promise Fulfilled: Flint’s Makeover Continues With a New State Park

Flint is on the comeback trail, thanks to new funding that will upgrade the county park at the old Chevy in the Hole with boat launches, play spaces, and an amphitheater.