Environment


This Small Michigan City Is Hoping to Make a Big Impact Through Cutting Its Carbon Emissions

Ferndale Mayor Melanie Piana has her city leading the way toward carbon neutrality in Michigan. “We're just trying to do our part at the local level to impact the global level.”

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Nature Is Her Office: Meet Michigan’s New Environmental Education Coordinator

The position has been around since 1994, but this time, the backyard is the classroom for adults and children alike.

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How Republicans and Democrats Are Working Together to Save Endangered Species in Michigan

A vast majority of people are on board with a resolution to protect "our greatest assets," the state’s wildlife.

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How Michigan Residents Can Tell if Lead Should Be a Concern in Their Home

Environmental lawyer Nick Leonard filters all the water he drinks and cooks with. Under certain conditions, you should too.

Kevin Stack with the Berrien County Road Department fills up jugs with non-potable water for Elliot Napier in the Benton Harbor High School parking lot Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, in Benton Harbor, Mich. The water system in Benton Harbor has tested for elevated levels of lead for three consecutive years. In response, residents have been told to drink and cook with bottled water and the state has promised to spend millions replacing lead service lines.
After Years Without Clean Water, Benton Harbor Residents Face Greatest Concern Yet: Trust

Benton Harbor residents don’t have clean water or trust in the system. This reverend shares what they need to overcome Michigan’s next water crisis. 

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How the Revival of Michigan’s ‘Birds of Fire’ Shows We Can Save Endangered Species

From birds to butterflies to wolves, Michigan creatures once on the brink of extinction are coming back. Here's how.

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A Michigan Tradition? Salmon Aren’t Native, But They’re a Favorite Here

Most people agree salmon make for good eating. But did you know that these fish also help keep our environment free from invasive species?