Environment

Tribal citizens ask Biden to shut down Line 5 during Antrim...

A Petoskey-based, Indigenous-led water protector group said this week that its members approached President Joe Biden during his latest Michigan visit over the weekend...

Susan J. Demas: National parks are America’s best idea. Here’s how...

"No, wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread....

Whitmer unveils $150M investment in local parks, trails

Speaking from Ottawa County’s Idema Explorers Trail on Tuesday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced her plan to invest $150 million in local community parks and...

Dave Dempsey: It’s raining PFAS in the Sleeping Bear Dunes

Every now and then, an environmental news headline jumps out at you as though it was printed in 12-inch lettering on a newspaper front...

Biden, governors plan for ‘severe’ wildfire season in White House briefing

For years, American presidents have held annual meetings with Federal Emergency Management Agency officials to plan ahead for the Atlantic hurricane season. In an...

Canada: Line 5 lawsuit should pause until treaty talks with U.S....

The Canadian government is asking again that the litigation between Michigan and Canadian oil company Enbridge pause as officials from both countries hold talks...

Flush with federal cash, states invest in their crowded parks

For years, Michigan officials have fretted about the ever-growing list of overdue maintenance needs at their 103 state parks: roads and trails, water and...

Coalition seeks federal wilderness protection for 4 U.P. areas totaling 51k...

A wide-ranging coalition of 61 state and regional organizations (and counting) are teaming up to protect four tracts of Upper Peninsula land under federal...

Column: Michiganders deserve rooftop solar options

Ever thought about installing rooftop solar on your home? Thanks to outdated laws and big utility influence, you might not be able to much...

Biden and bipartisan senators clinch a deal on $1.2T infrastructure plan

WASHINGTON — The White House and a bipartisan group of U.S. senators said Thursday they’ve struck a deal on the outlines of a $1.2...

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