Michigan Utilities Work To Comply With Air Pollution Rule

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to release a decision this week about new mercury and toxic air emissions standards for power plants …

CBS Detroit–06/28/2015

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, left, toured  NextEnergy with  Jean Redfield, CEO of NextEnergy, right. (By Edward Cardenas)

EPA Administrator Visits NextEnergy, Promotes Clean Energy

Gina McCarthy, head of the U.S Environmental Protection Agency, visited NextEnergy in Detroit and discussed the economic benefits of pursuing a clean-energy future.

CBS Detroit–06/18/2015

The Clinton River

Officials Say Clinton River Is Safe For Swimming After Oil Spill Cleanup

Health officials say it’s now safe to swim in the Clinton River.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/05/2015

Oil seeps past a boom on a river. (Getty Images) FILE

EPA: No Swimming Until Authorities Clean Up 500-Gallon Spill Into Clinton River

The Environmental Protection Agency is on the scene, coordinating cleanup and investigating the possible source.

CBS Detroit–06/02/2015

Houseplants (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Top 7 Houseplants For Clean Air

Air purifiers and HEPA filters combat indoor air pollution, but for a greener option, use houseplants.


Earth Day (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

What Is Earth Day And Why Is It So Important?

For many, Earth Day is simply a day that comes and goes, but the meaning behind the day means much more just planting a few trees.


The San Onofre and Diablo Canyon nuclear power plants. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Seems Divided Over EPA Mercury Limits

The Supreme Court’s conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration’s first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.


GOP Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP Lawmaker Targets Obama Climate Plan

House Republicans targeted a key element of President Obama’s strategy for fighting climate change, releasing a bill to delay the Obama administration’s plan to limit carbon pollution.


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Melting Snow Causing Manure Mess On Roads, Properties Surrounding Farm

The melting created a stream of manure that flowed over a road and into ditches and neighboring properties.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/12/2015

Fracking (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking Oversight

Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.