Stories tagged: "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.

How an Indigenous Leader Is Representing Michigan Tribes in Washington DC

A former Michigan tribal chairperson is now leading Indigenous affairs issues federally, from land preservation to boarding schools. But he hasn't forgotten his roots.

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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.

An aboveground section of Enbridge's Line 5 is pictured at the Mackinaw City pump station in 2016.
Michigan Doesn’t Need Line 5. So, Why is the Pipeline Driving Through Its Heart?

An oil pipeline has been driven through the heart of Michigan’s Great Lakes. Here’s why that’s dangerous, and why it’s unnecessary. 

Photo Credit: Michigan Executive Office of the Governor
‘The Foundation of All Society’: Clean Water Infrastructure Being Built in Benton Harbor

Yet another Michigan town's water supply is contaminated with lead. Every day, residents need to drink bottled water or cope with dire health consequences otherwise.

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.