Environment


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‘A Voice for the Bees’: One Michigander’s Quest to Bring Bees Back

Bees in Michigan have had a rough go with pesticides, loss of habitat and more. Here's how Michiganders are trying to correct the trend.

Indigenous people fish in northern Michigan.
‘Centuries-Old Practice:’ How the Line 5 Oil Pipeline Endangers the Heritage of Native Michiganders

It’s not a matter of if Line 5 will spill but when, worry Michiganders. And building a tunnel around it? That’s a false solution, they say. 

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‘Gorgeous Old Buildings’: How Michigan Is Saving Its History While Investing in Its Future

A downtown development project in Sault Ste. Marie is bringing back a historic building. That’s a trend throughout the state.

Photo by Isaac Constans
Electric Vehicles Are Being Built in Michigan—Here’s How the Workforce Is Preparing

The US wants electric vehicles to be half of auto sales by 2030. Here’s how Michigan is preparing.

Looking down from Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island with a view of rolling grassy hill to the port at the Straits of Mackinac between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.
‘The Greatest Bass Fishing in the World’: Michigan Plans Historic Investment in Public Parks

In communities like St. Clair Shores, the outdoors are a way of life and a source of income for many. A historic investment would put money back into local parks to invest in communities and support jobs. 

Photo courtesy the Waugoshance Lighthouse Preservation Society
Iconic Michigan Lighthouses Are Crumbling Because of Climate Change

Lighthouses on either side of the Straits of Mackinac face destruction. Biden's climate plan could save many like them.

Graphic by Morgaine Ford-Workman.
A Ticking Time Bomb: How the Enbridge’s Line 5 Pipeline Disaster Would Happen

Just six miles from Mackinac Island is an environmental disaster waiting to happen.