On what promises to be a sunny and warm-ish holiday weekend, waters on the Great Lakes will look inviting. They aren’t. Temperatures will mostly hover in the 40s, well below the 70 degree threshold for comfort.
Democrats say a 2018 law barring state rules that are stricter than federal regulations undercuts state regulators’ ability to address pollution issues. Business groups fear repealing the measure could have unintended consequences.
Allergy season is approaching and could be more intense than previous years. Bridge Michigan spoke to an allergist who said climate change could play a role in how common seasonal allergies are becoming.
Warmer weather ushers in the start of tick season. Not all ticks carry disease but some can transmit bacteria that causes Lyme disease or triggers Alpha-gal Syndrome (AGS), which can lead to a red meat allergy.
Opponents of solar development on Michigan’s farmland want to ban 'utility-scale; arrays on land zoned for farming. But the proposal is on hold, for now, amid confusion about what 'utility-scale' means.
Putting solar farms on agricultural land is meeting more resistance in rural areas. But in the emerging agrivoltaics movement, solar panels peacefully coexist with crops, allowing both to benefit from one another.
Organizers of Tulip Time, the annual flower festival in Holland, have had to make accommodations over the years to rising temps. But the city has a few tricks up its sleeve. Here’s what to know about this year’s event.
Many Michiganders likely were frustrated by the sudden return to frigid temperatures last week and the nearly 50-degree temperature shift could be a problem for some of this year’s fruit crop. But farmers say they are generally thankful for cooler temps.
The stable, moderate climate that humans have enjoyed for our entire existence is beginning to disintegrate before our eyes. Where is the proportionate response to a truly existential climate crisis? This can’t be minimized as the ‘new normal.’
Deer are invading Michigan’s suburbs, resulting in car crashes, habitat destruction and disease concerns. But affectedMichigan communities probably can’t sterilize or kill enough deer to reverse the trend.
Michiganders voted for clean renewable energy and Great Lakes protections, in spite of dark money attacking pro-environment candidates. But even with Democrats in power, we must fight to meet the state’s climate change ambitions.
Michigan’s climate plan calls for access to clean transportation options be increased 15 percent a year. But the state must share more of its revenues with public transit agencies and allow for more flexibility to pass ballot measures.