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Michigan officials add insect, plant to invasives watch list

Officials add insect, plant to invasives watch listThe state DNR has added the spotted lanternfly and the Japanese chaff flower to the invasive species watch list
  • Michigan
  • 3 days, 6 hours ago
Restaurants + Bars

A green beer that looks like algae? It’s all for clean water

Green beer that looks like algae? All for clean waterThe ghastly-looking “Alegae Bloom” beer is made by Maumee Bay Brewing Co., which relies on Lake Erie for its water
  • Restaurants + Bars
  • 3 days, 7 hours ago
Wayne County

Advisories issued for 2 area lakes with algae blooms

Advisories issued for 2 area lakes with algae bloomsHealth officials are warning residents to be cautious in two lakes where harmful algae blooms have been confirmed.
  • Wayne County
  • 4 days, 7 hours ago
Michigan

Lake Erie free of toxicity in algae bloom

Lake Erie free of toxicity in algae bloomThe bloom grew in western Lake Erie, up the Michigan shore, but winds reaching 25 mph helped cool the waters, keeping the growth in check.
  • Michigan
  • 5 days, 16 hours ago
Environment

Global summit rebukes Trump, cheers work to aid climate

Global summit rebukes Trump, cheers work to aid climateThousands of mayors, climate activists and business leaders from around the world descended Thursday on San Francisco
  • Environment
  • 1 week ago
Mobility

McDonald’s, Google strike wind power deals in Europe

McDonald’s, Google strike wind power deals in EuropeEuropean utility company Vattenfall will install rapid charging stations at 168 McDonald’s in the Netherlands
  • Mobility
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Environment

EPA moves closer to rolling back rules on methane

EPA moves closer to rolling back rules on methaneThe EPA noted that overall increased pollution “may also degrade air quality and adversely affect health and welfare.”
  • Environment
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Environment

Calif. aims to get all electricity from clean sources

Calif. aims to get all electricity from clean sourcesA renewable energy measure requires utilities to generate 60 percent of their energy come from renewable sources by 2030
  • Environment
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
World

Global marches seek urgent action on climate change

Global marches seek urgent action on climate changeActivists around the world encouraged “Rise for Climate” protests in advance of a San Francisco summit
  • World
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
World

Massive boom will corral Pacific Ocean’s plastic trash

Massive boom will corral Pacific Ocean’s plastic trashEngineers set to sea Saturday to deploy a trash collection device to corral plastic litter floating between California and Hawaii
  • World
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Michigan

EPA urged to set national, enforceable standard for PFAS in drinking water

EPA urged to set enforceable standard for PFASU.S. House hears from experts on PFAS water contamination, with several urging regulators to set a national, enforceable standard for drinking water
  • Michigan
  • 2 weeks ago
Michigan

Wixom firm identified as source of chemical pollution in Huron River

Wixom tagged as source of Huron River pollutionChemical pollution of the Huron River in Metro Detroit appears to be coming from at least one Wixom-based company, say city and state officials.
  • Michigan
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Michigan

Butterfly-killing invasive plant found in northern Michigan

Butterfly-killing plant found in northern Mich.Officials in northern Michigan are working to get rid of an invasive plant that poisons monarch butterflies
  • Michigan
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Michigan

U.S. House panel set to hold hearing on PFAS contamination

U.S. House hearing focuses on PFAS contaminationU.S. House hearing will focus on water contamination by fluorinated compounds known as PFAS chemicals. A Michigan environmental official will testify
  • Michigan
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Environment

Trump eases methane rules as Colo. says its rules work

Trump eases methane rules as Colorado says its rules workEnvironmental and industry groups agreed Colorado’s program is working, with some reservations
  • Environment
  • 3 weeks ago
Environment

Dairy cows fed seaweed to reduce emissions

Dairy cows fed seaweed to reduce emissionsUniversity of California researchers are feeding seaweed to dairy cows to make cattle more climate-friendly
  • Environment
  • 3 weeks ago
Environment

Waters off Maine in midst of record year for warmth

Waters off Maine in midst of record year for warmthThe waters off of New England are already warming faster than most of the world’s oceans
  • Environment
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Nation

Heat index in Northeast tops 100; girl dies in hot car

Heat index in Northeast tops 100New York – Tens of millions of people in the northeastern United States sweated in dangerously high heat Wednesday, with temperatures that felt like more than 100 degrees and prompted emergency measures includi
  • Nation
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Environment

French environment minister quits

French environment minister quitsThe environmental advocate lamented France’s slow pace of progress on green issues, his lack of power to force change
  • Environment
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Environment

Senators introduce bills to expedite cleanup of PFAS contamination

Senators intro bills to expedite PFAS cleanupMichigan senators introduce bills seeking to accelerate the federal government's detection, cleanup of communities contaminated by PFAS chemicals
  • Environment
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Environment

2 southwestern Mich. communities tap water cleared

2 southwestern Mich. communities tap water clearedThe water supplies for Parchment and Cooper Township were found to have acceptable levels of substances known as PFAS
  • Environment
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Michigan

Peters plans hearing on PFAS contamination

Peters plans hearing on PFAS contaminationU.S. Sen. Gary Peters said a  subcommittee will hold a hearing on PFAS contamination after problems with the chemicals in drinking water
  • Michigan
  • 4 weeks ago
Environment

Drought reveals ‘hunger stones’ in European river

Drought reveals ancient ‘hunger stones’ in European riverThe appearance of “hunger stones” in history meant people need to get ready for troubles
  • Environment
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Flint Water Crisis

EPA expert: DEQ officials admitted not using anti-corrosion controls in Flint

Expert: Officials didn’t use corrosion controlsA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency water expert testified that a state official said Flint was not treating its water with corrosion controls
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Michigan

Environmental groups sue U.S. Coast Guard over Great Lakes oil spill response plans

Groups sue Coast Guard for lakes spill plansTwo environmental groups are suing the U.S. Coast Guard for its admitted inability to respond adequately to a Great Lakes oil spill.
  • Michigan
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Michigan

Environmental group wants stricter Michigan PFAS standards

Conservation group wants stricter PFAS thresholdSome environmentalists say Michigan officials need a stricter standard to address toxic chemicals in communities’ drinking water supplies.
  • Michigan
  • 1 month ago
Environment

Michigan reports progress on sampling water for toxins
The DEQ has sampled 892 of Michigan’s 1,841 public water systems and schools with their own wells

Michigan reports progress on sampling water for toxinsThe DEQ has sampled 892 of Michigan’s 1,841 public water systems and schools with their own wells
  • Environment
  • 1 month ago
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