Environment


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‘A Voice for the Bees’: One Michigander’s Quest to Bring Bees Back

Bees in Michigan have had a rough go with pesticides, loss of habitat and more. Here's how Michiganders are trying to correct the trend.

Jeff Lamont grew up in the Town of Peshtigo and returned to enjoy his retirement after 30 years as a hydrologist working on remediation sites across the country, including one on the Menominee River, which Tyco had contaminated with arsenic. Now he's involved with the citizen group monitoring the PFAS cleanup in his hometown. “It'll be decades before this has been cleaned up,” he said. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
The Problem of ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Marinette, and the Solutions That Could Take as Long

A corporation impedes progress on tracing and fixing PFAS contamination in the local water supply—pollution that it caused.

Wisconsin's Wolf River (Image via Shutterstock)
Trump Rolled Back Clean Water Regulations. Two Wisconsin Tribes Just Won Against His Rule in Court.

Two Wisconsin tribes were among five who sued to block the rule enacted in 2020.

Indigenous people fish in northern Michigan.
‘Centuries-Old Practice:’ How the Line 5 Oil Pipeline Endangers the Heritage of Native Michiganders

It’s not a matter of if Line 5 will spill but when, worry Michiganders. And building a tunnel around it? That’s a false solution, they say. 

A sign warns motorists and others of flooding on New River Inlet Road in North Topsail Beach. A 2019 study by the Center for Climate Integrity, estimates that it will cost $724 million to adequately provide short term protection against flooding in N. Topsail. (Photo by Michael McElroy)
The Climate Report Is Bad. But There Is Something We Can Do About It.

The worst-case scenario for our warming planet — deadly fires, floods, and droughts — will require international cooperation by governments. And nothing less. 

Photo by Isaac Constans
Electric Vehicles Are Being Built in Michigan—Here’s How the Workforce Is Preparing

The US wants electric vehicles to be half of auto sales by 2030. Here’s how Michigan is preparing.

group of protesters holding sign saying "Sinema, be brave, fight for us"
Activists Want to See Sinema Fight to Include Civilian Climate Corps Funding in Budget

Chapters of the Sunrise Movement rallied across the country earlier this month to drum up support for the Civilian Climate Corps