Stories tagged: "Environment"

Mackinaw City, Michigan, USA - May 30, 2020: Exterior of Enbridge Inc. oil pump station at the Straits of Mackinaw. The company transports nearly two thirds of Canada's crude oil exports to the US.
The Enbridge Dilemma: Environmental Groups Aghast at $500M for Great Lakes Oil Tunnel

Brighton resident Mike Wilczynski is concerned about the multi-million tunnel design plan that he says “lacks” in detail.

A pipeline easement is about 60 feet north of Ronald Kardos' front porch.
‘I Can See the Devastation’: Michigander Living Near Infamous Oil Pipeline Is Furious

Fenton resident Ronald Kardos shows concern over the pipeline project and impact it could have in Great Lakes State.

Assembly worker Julaynne Trusel works on a Chevrolet Volt at the General Motors Hamtramck Assembly plant in Hamtramck. (AP)
In Michigan, Clean Energy Jobs Are the Future

Building electric vehicles and addressing how environmental issues are hurting Michigan families. Here’s why these jobs are more important than ever.

A squirrel on a rocky cliff edge overlooking Lake Michigan
Dead Squirrels Are Washing up on a Lake Michigan Beach

Don’t be alarmed, but these hundreds of critters are winding up dead, but it might not be for much longer.

Refinery giant Marathon Petroleum, which operates its Detroit-area refinery in what is now Michigan’s most polluted zip code. (AP photo)
How a Detroit Factory Is Making Michigan’s Most-Polluted Zip Code Worse

The Marathon Refinery is bypassing safety tests during the pandemic. Here's how local residents are responding.

Wayne Oliver, owner of River Bend Gardens in Washtenaw County, has a home garden in Farmington Hills full of native Michigan plants. (Photo courtesy of Wayne Oliver)
How Do I Build a Native Plant Garden in Michigan? A Beginner’s Guide

Plants native to your local ecosystem are good for animals, insects, and the environment — oh, and they’re way easier to care for. Here's how to get them in your yard.

Photo by Rachel Kramer via Flickr
Marquette’s Sugarloaf Mountain Is So Popular It’s Getting More Parking

Sugarloaf Mountain has skyrocketed in popularity as a tourist destination, forcing local commissioners to designate more of the land for parking.