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Final GOP budgets pass Legislature, Whitmer calls bills ‘a mess’

The GOP-led Legislature on Tuesday advanced 15 budget bills that will now head to the desk of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in the coming days.  The...

Michigan Reps. to Trump: Come to the Midwest and defend your...

WASHINGTON — Michigan lawmakers want President Trump to travel to the Midwest to defend his opposition to legislative measures to crack down on PFAS...

Michigan communities chosen for federal PFAS exposure study

WASHINGTON — The federal government announced Monday that Michigan is one of seven states chosen for a study of the human health effects of...

Whitmer, Greig agree their relationship is ‘fine’ after K-12 budget split

Michigan has a week to go to get next year’s state budget in place, and the Legislature is expected to approve a slew of...

Nessel joins state AGs in suing Trump admin over vehicle emissions

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is among the 23 state attorneys general from around the country suing the federal government over vehicle emission standards.  The...
March for Science protestors

Column: Youth climate movement puts ethics at the center of the...

Even if you’ve never heard of Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish environmentalist who crossed the Atlantic on a sailboat to attend a Sept. 23...

Activists demand bold action at Lansing climate strike

Updated, 2:43 p.m. 9/22/19 with comments from Sen. Peters' office "What do we want?" "Green New Deal!" "When do we want it?" "Now!" Several hundred people, led by students...

Volkswagen clean air settlement money powers first-ever electric school buses in...

Seven Michigan school districts will receive electric school buses by next school year as part of a program to promote cleaner energy and air...

Climate Strike events planned across Michigan Friday

Multiple Michigan cities and organizations plan to join worldwide participants of the Friday Global Climate Strike in calling for action against climate change. The events...

Climate change study: Lyme disease spread cost Michigan $8M in 1...

A study of 10 climate-impacted events in 2012 estimates the health-related costs of those events at $10 billion, with an $8 million price tag...

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