Changes to how the state identifies children with elevated blood lead levels have made more families eligible for assistance to prevent further lead exposure. Advocates say testing and education will need to improve if the state is to eradicate the problem.
As millions of pounds of microplastics enter the Great Lakes each year, microplastics are turning up in human bodies. Researchers are scrambling to understand the health effects while efforts to curb waste fall short.
Parts of the Great Lakes region could be a monarch stronghold as climate change and human practices wipe out parts of the butterfly’s migration route. Activists say lackluster conservation efforts threaten monarch survival.
The Michigan Natural Resources Commission has been asked to increase annual turkey hunting limits from one bird to two. But regulators are worried that expanding limits will take out too many males, hurting breeding.