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Environment

McDonald’s not ready to let go of plastic straws

McDonald’s not ready to let go of plastic strawsA shareholder proposal to pressure the world’s biggest hamburger chain on the matter was voted down
  • Environment
  • 2 days, 7 hours ago
Michigan

Michigan officials urge federal action over PFAS pollution

State urges federal action over PFAS pollutionMichigan officials call on the EPA to carry out additional research, rules on potentially harmful chemicals contaminating water supplies
  • Michigan
  • 3 days, 6 hours ago
Environment

Drought on tap to intensify over US Southwest

Drought on tap to intensify over US SouthwestRivers are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing
  • Environment
  • 3 days, 10 hours ago
Autos

Carmakers to White House: Climate change is real

Carmakers to White House: Climate change is realAutomakers urge White House to cooperate with California officials in rewrite of mpg standards
  • Autos
  • 4 days, 7 hours ago
Environment

Germany buzzing about biodiversity thanks to honeybees

Germany buzzing about biodiversity thanks to honeybeesChancellor Angela Merkel urged people “to think about biodiversity and do something good for bees” to mark World Bee Day
  • Environment
  • 6 days, 1 hour ago
Wayne County

With cleanup efforts, Rouge River ‘has come a long way’

With cleanup efforts, Rouge River ‘has come a long way’Volunteers to join annual Rouge Rescue efforts to improve notoriously polluted river, watershed
  • Wayne County
  • 1 week ago
Detroit

Clean air advocates petition to close Detroit incinerator

Group petitions to shut Detroit incineratorBreathe Free Detroit delivered petitions to the mayor's office condemning use of the incinerator to eliminate garbage
  • Detroit
  • 1 week ago
Michigan

DTE, Consumers boost renewable energy goals

DTE, Consumers boost renewable energy goalsAn initiative to boost Michigan’s renewable energy mandate prompted the agreement.
  • Michigan
  • 1 week ago
Environment

Mich. officials share toxic chemicals info in private

Michigan officials share toxic chemicals info in privateRegulators are sharing information about a plume of toxic chemicals in groundwater without holding public meetings
  • Environment
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Environment

Sea otters ‘stuck’ despite comeback in California

Sea otters ‘stuck’ despite comeback in CaliforniaDespite decades of protection, southern sea otters today still occupy only about a fourth of their historic range
  • Environment
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Detroit

Volunteers revive Detroit nursery with trees

Volunteers revive Detroit nursery with treesGreening of Detroit seeks to grow more trees in the city to improve its canopy
  • Detroit
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Flint Water Crisis

New questions after Flint Legionnaires’ revelation

New questions swirl after Flint Legionnaires’ revelationProsecutors ask more questions about what Snyder officials knew of Flint Legionnaires’ cases after court testimony.
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Michigan

Great Lakes water levels on the rise

Great Lakes water levels on the riseThe Great Lakes water levels are above their long-term average May levels
  • Michigan
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Nation

Hawaii volcano raises concerns of eruptions along West Coast

Hawaii volcano raises concerns of eruptions along West CoastThe West Coast is home to an chain of 13 volcanoes, from Washington state’s Mount Baker to California’s Lassen Peak
  • Nation
  • 2 weeks ago
Politics

House: No nuclear waste storage near Great Lakes

House: No nuclear waste storage near Great LakesU.S. House approves measure opposing storage of spent nuclear fuel near the Great Lakes
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Autos

Trump eyes strategy to fight Calif. car pollution rules

Trump eyes strategy to fight Calif. car pollution rulesFederal regulators are drafting a proposal that takes aim at California’s authority to set its own smog-busting rules
  • Autos
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Environment

Michigan biologists seek fish data from sport anglers

Michigan biologists seek fish data from sport anglersThe DNR will survey anglers about matters such as trip length, target species and the number and type of fish caught
  • Environment
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Michigan

EPA seeks new contamination tests at Mich. tannery site

EPA seeks new contamination tests at Mich. tannery siteThe EPA said testing will begin this month at the site where Wolverine World Wide used to waterproof shoe leather
  • Michigan
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Nation

Hawaii braces for long upheaval as Kilauea boils

Hawaii braces for long upheaval as Kilauea boilsResidents on the Big Island of Hawaii hunkered down Saturday for what could be weeks or months of upheaval.
  • Nation
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Michigan

Enbridge to pay $1.8M in pipeline inspection dispute

Enbridge set to pay $1.8M in pipeline inspection disputeEnbridge Energy will pay more than $1.8 million for allegedly missing pipeline inspections last year
  • Michigan
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Michigan

Michigan reviews Wisconsin’s Foxconn lake diversion
Michigan’s review comes as a group seeks to kill Wisconsin’s plan to withdraw 7 million gallons a day from Lake Michigan

Michigan reviews Wisconsin’s Foxconn lake diversionMichigan’s review comes as a group seeks to kill Wisconsin’s plan to withdraw 7 million gallons a day from Lake Michigan
  • Michigan
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
World

With Taj Mahal turning a bit green, court gets mad

With Taj Mahal turning a bit green, Indian court gets madBuilt by Mogul Emperor Shah Jahan for his favorite wife, the monument has been losing its sheen for years
  • World
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Nation

Quakes rattle Hawaii volcano, eruption possible

Quakes rattle Hawaii volcano, eruption possibleDozens of earthquakes were rattling Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano on Wednesday
  • Nation
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Lawmakers want to relax rules on renewable energy

Lawmakers want to relax rules on renewable energyBipartisan bills would give renewable energy investors more freedom from Michigan rules favoring “monopoly utilities”
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Wayne County

1 in 7 Highland Park kids lead poisoned

1 in 7 Highland Park kids lead poisonedDetroit has second highest proportion of children with elevated levels on state list
  • Wayne County
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Environment

Calif., 16 other states sue over 2022-2025 mpg rules

Calif., 16 other states sue over mpg rulesThe lawsuit says the Trump administration’s effort to rollback the rules is “unlawful.”
  • Environment
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Environment

Study: Invasive fist-sized treefrogs in New Orleans

Study: Invasive fist-sized treefrogs in New OrleansThe captured frogs probably arrived on palm trees from Florida.
  • Environment
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
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