A common cause for beach closings is the presence of bacteria from human or animal feces.
Government regulators can try to halt construction projects at power plants if they think the companies didn’t properly calculate whether the changes would increase air pollution, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, marking the latest twist in a decades-long fight over the Clean Air Act.
A federal appeals court says government regulators can take action when they fear a power company construction project might significantly increase air pollution, without waiting to see if they were right.
A published report says a fund to clean up thousands of sites around Michigan that are contaminated from prior industrial use is running out of money.
Power plants in several Michigan cities are burning millions of tires each year to make electricity. Some who live near the plants, however, have challenged them because of pollution concerns.
Michigan is the seventh worst state in the nation when it comes to exposing residents to toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants, according to an analysis released by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
The debate over increasing Michigan’s renewable energy requirements is starting to heat up faster than a solar panel on a cloudless summer day.
A link between pollutant levels in stream-resident fish and stocked Pacific salmon in Lake Michigan has been described by a researcher at Grand Valley State University.
State environmental regulators say cleanup progress has been made at two Michigan sites on a decades-old list of the most heavily polluted locations around the Great Lakes.
A new report says mercury levels in the Great Lakes region generally have dropped over the past four decades, although concentrations in some fish and bird species have increased more recently.