Environment


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.

Flint residents not happy with water crisis settlement
WATCH: Former Flint Mayor Says Settlement Is Another Form of ‘Systemic Racism’

Locals agree, like Flint rapper Ira Dorsey who said, “The people of Flint deserve better than the settlement that they were offered.”

Mark Reuss, General Motors president speaks at their Detroit- Hamtramck assembly plant on January 27, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. - GM announced a $2.2 billion USD investment at its Detroit- Hamtramck assembly plant to produce a variety of all-electric trucks and SUVs. GM's first all-electric truck will be a pickup with production scheduled to begin in late 2021. Detroit-Hamtramck will be GM's first fully-dedicated electric vehicle assembly plant. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images)
Big Three Commit to Electrifying Auto Industry Under Biden

The commitments from General Motors, Ford and Fiat-Chrysler to pivot toward electric gives Michigan drivers hope for a greener future.

The Bay Mills Indian Community is the name given to the Anishinaabe people by Congress.
Indigenous Michiganders Led the Charge in Shutting Down Line 5

The shutdown of Enbridge's Line 5 marks a major moment in relations between the State of Michigan and the native Anishinaabe people.

The Detroit skyline as seen from across the Detroit River, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
Michigan’s Nice November Weather Should Terrify You

Warm mornings in November may have felt nice in the moment, but they come at a terrible cost for Michigan agriculture, and human civilization.