Environmental advocates will lose an ally in Congress when Barbara Boxer leaves the Senate at the end of her term in 2016 after more than three decades in office.
The analysis concluded the nutrient-rich lake might have enough food to go around even if voracious silver and bighead carp eventually develop as big a presence there as native species.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is offering $250,000 in grants to help communities develop recycling programs.
Kellogg Co. says it will buy palm oil only from companies that don’t destroy tropical rainforests to produce it.
The recent launch of the Michigan Conservative Energy Forum comes as Gov. Rick Snyder and legislators consider updating Michigan’s electricity law.
A Michigan group is pushing a major palm oil supplier for Kellogg for a change in its policies.
A proposal under review by the state could allow a Canada-based supplier of lime and limestone products to acquire more than 10,000 acres of state-managed UP forest for use as a mine.
A lawsuit seeks tougher rules dealing with ballast water discharges from ships to prevent more invasive species from reaching U.S. waterways.
“Restoring these waterways is not only important for improving the water that we all depend on, but for spurring economic growth and creating recreational opportunities in these communities as well,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
Festivals, activities and volunteer opportunities are just a sampling of the events that are occurring throughout the Metro Detroit region to celebrate Earth Day.