Yale polling data find most Michigan residents believe in climate change, are worried about it, and think it’ll harm people in the United States. But they also believe they won’t be impacted personally.
Democratic presidential candidates are rolling out plans to fight PFAS, improve water quality and fight climate change. There’s less talk about the Great Lakes before the March 10 primary, which some call a glaring omission.
Michigan farmers and business groups endorse the clarity they say the Trump rule brings to commercial practices. Environmentalists warn that wetlands would vanish and pollutants increase in the state’s lakes and streams.
An Amish community, with help from the ACLU, argues that Lenawee County is violating its religious freedom by demanding it stop using outhouses and spreading human waste in fields. Local residents are backing the Amish.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer cites an environmental disaster in Oakland County to renew a push for “polluter pays” legislation that would require owners to clean – rather than contain – environmental contaminants used or produced on their property.
Upper Peninsula wolves, surging Great Lakes, and examining the impact of the 1973 mass poisoning in St. Louis, Michigan. As 2019 winds down, take a look back at Bridge's most impactful environmental stories of the year.
As Gov. Gretchen Whitmer weighs an emergency declaration for towns besieged by rising waters, a movement is growing to ask Canada to stop dumping millions of gallons of water per day into the Great Lakes through dams in northern Ontario.
Amid tensions on water diversions, Democrats propose legislation that would limit Nestlé’s ability to pump Michigan groundwater and export it out of the state. But farmers say such a law threatens their groundwater rights.