Michigan’s climate-ready future: Wetland parks, less cement, roomy shores

As climate change alters our world, Michigan's bounty of fresh water — if managed smartly — could be the foundation of a thriving state economy and superior quality of life.

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Biden says Ford’s new electric pickup will help U.S. compete with China, takes one for a test drive

The White House and Ford hope the new electric F-150 is an everyman’s electric vehicle, as Biden pushes a massive investment in the technology.

Michigan testing blood of firefighters to analyze PFAS exposure

$1 million multi-year biomonitoring project seeks 600 to 900 firefighters.

On eve of Line 5 shutdown deadline, Enbridge vows to defy Michigan order

The Canadian petroleum company technically has until Wednesday night to stop piping oil through the Straits of Mackinac, according to the state of Michigan. But what happens if the company refuses to abide by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s order?

Dave Dempsey: Stop polluting and neglecting Michigan’s groundwater

Groundwater feeds the Great Lakes, fuels the economy and fulfills our need for drinking water. It serves us well. It is time we return the favor so that current and future generations can depend on its quality and quantity.


Grayling area residents learn about underway PFAS probes at airfield, main military base

Residents around Grayling Township should expect to see additional water sampling activity throughout the coming year as state and federal officials continue an ongoing PFAS investigation around Camp Grayling facilities.


$11.9M settlement reached over PFAS contamination in Parchment, MI drinking water

A $11. 9 million settlement was reached in a lawsuit filed over high levels of PFAS contamination in Parchment drinking water. Jesika Sage,Parchment resident, said her family of nine, like many others in Parchment, have been dealing with contaminated waters for years. “I think it’s a step in the right direction but how do you put a price tag on a community that’s been poisoned for years on end for profit," Sage said.

Is the Line 5 tunnel a bridge to Michigan's energy future or a bad deal?

Against the backdrop of recent carbon neutrality pledges from Governor Gretchen Whitmer and President Joe Biden, activists have ramped up their arguments that the Canadian oil giant Enbridge Energy is threatening Michigan's water as well as its climate future.


Michigan’s rural water systems confront generations of inadequate investment

A critical juncture is reached for providing water to Michigan's rural communities.

Wetlands can help prevent property damage and save lives during floods

Some experts say there's a way to reduce the effects of floods in the future: more wetland areas.


Treaty rights acknowledged for first time in oil pipeline's controversial history

Michigan’s Indigenous communities hold long-standing legal rights to protect lands and waters.

Biden EPA to reconsider Trump rule on lead in drinking water

The Biden administration said Wednesday it was delaying the effective date of a policy intended to prevent lead pollution of drinking water, continuing a decades-old debate over how to remove a serious health hazard to children.

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Following up with families from ‘Fractured,’ EHN’s fracking investigation in western Pennsylvania

"The series finally brought to light that we're not the only ones being impacted, that this is a serious problem across the board, and that the industry should be held accountable."


Invasives and invasions pit humans versus nature.

Solar geoengineering: Scientists decry a 'foolish' idea

Ideas to dim the sun 'ignore the root cause' of the climate crisis – and create a cascade of unintended problems, scientists and activists say

Is it up to consumers, businesses, or politicians to tackle toxics? All of the above.

We all have a role to play in ridding our shelves of unhealthy products that are more likely to end up harming low-income families.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: A trip down the crooked river

"Now that the water is clean, now that the fish are back ... it is so clean and glorious that everybody wants to be there."

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