Stories tagged: "Environment"


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. 

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.

Graphic by Denzel Boyd.
Meet MI Leaders: How Rosemary Bayer Went From Computer Scientist to State Senator

Informed by her career as a technologist, state Sen. Rosemary Bayer legislates with a look toward the future on issues from the environment to education.

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.

Social media accounts can give Michiganders insight about what's going on around the state, and inspiration to get involved.
24 Social Media Pages Michiganders Should Follow Right Now to Stay in the Know

From family to food, to discovering hidden Michigan gems, these sites will keep you informed.

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - SEPTEMBER 09: Wearing a face mask to reduce the risk posed by the coronavirus, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden talks with members of the United Steelworkers union in a supporter's back yard September 09, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. Biden is campaigning in Michigan, which President Donald Trump won in 2016 by less than 11,000 votes, the narrowest margin of victory in state's presidential election history. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
The Three Things Michiganders Want From President Biden (and the One They Don’t)

When President-elect Biden is sworn in Jan. 20, there are a lot of issues he needs to address. From the pandemic to the environment, Michiganders are holding him to his word.

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Keep Going Michigan: Meet the Environmental Groups Fighting for Mother Earth. Consider Joining Them Too.

Climate change has affected everything from Michigan’s air quality to the natural habitats of the indigenous animal and plant life—but Michiganders can help stop the destruction.