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State Forest Plan Passed By Split Mich. SenateThe Senate voted to curtail state regulators' consideration of biological diversity when designating sections of state forests, over objections from environmentalists who say the "anti-science" bill would gut a practice in place for nearly 100 years.
UM Study: Biodiversity Improves Water Quality By 'Divison Of Labor'Biologically diverse streams are better at cleaning up pollutants than less rich waterways, and a University of Michigan ecologist says he has uncovered the long-sought mechanism that explains why this is so
UM: Nature's 'Backbone' At RiskOne-fifth of the world's vertebrate species are threatened with extinction, but the situation would be worse if not for current global conservation efforts, a new study finds.

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