Environment


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.

Meet MI Leaders: From Vaccines to Contaminated Water, Sean McCann Talks Kalamazoo

Sean McCann is "Kalamaglued" to his community and is proud of its role in the Pfizer vaccine, but understands frustrations over short supply.

Detroit Edison Power Station and river Raisin at sunset, Monroe, Michigan, USA
How Biden’s Executive Orders Fighting Climate Change Impact Michigan

While Biden’s executive orders can only go so far, the case for their importance was made in Michigan, and Michigan shows their potential for future impact clearly.

Enbridge Line 5 pipeline
DNR: Enbridge’s Refusal to Shut Down Line 5 Poses a ‘Grave Threat’ To Michiganders

"Enbridge cannot unilaterally decide when laws and binding agreements apply and when they do not,” said the director of Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources.

Golden dune grass on a sandy beach on the shores of Lake Huron.
Climate Change Is Threatening Michigan Culture

Less snow might seem like a blessing, but the warmth of early winter invites another polar vortex in the coming month. And there's a deep cost for that reprieve.

Mother homeschooling son at laptop (Image via Getty Images)
Thousands of Michigan Households Don’t Have Access to Internet. Here’s Where It’s Worst

There are thousands of households in Michigan that do not have access to basic internet connection.