Michigan Offers Grants For Projects To Prevent Harmful Algae BloomsState officials are offering $250,000 in grants to help develop technology for battling harmful algae blooms.
US-Canadian Agency: More Work Needed To Protect Great LakesA U.S.-Canadian agency says both nations have done well at preventing Great Lakes water from being overused or raided by outsiders but could take additional steps to strengthen their legal protection.
President Obama Signs Law Banning Microbeads"We are going to fight any activity that puts our beloved Great Lakes in jeopardy," said Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich.
How To Make Your Wedding More Eco-FriendlyJune is peak time for weddings. Invitations, flowers and food are among the things that drive up the cost. But they also can increase a celebration's toll on the environment, and for many couples, that's a big concern.
Pharrell Williams Advocates For Greener Jobs, Climate Change ActionPharrell Williams' push for measures that prevent climate change is picking up more momentum as he asks leaders to create greener jobs and save the planet in a recent video.
Environmentalists Lose Ally In Congress With Boxer RetiringEnvironmental 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.
Study Explores Asian Carp Effects On Lake ErieThe 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.
Grants To Help Communities Develop RecyclingThe Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is offering $250,000 in grants to help communities develop recycling programs.
Kellogg To Use Environmentally Friendly Palm OilKellogg Co. says it will buy palm oil only from companies that don't destroy tropical rainforests to produce it.
Conservatives Form Group Favoring Renewable EnergyThe recent launch of the Michigan Conservative Energy Forum comes as Gov. Rick Snyder and legislators consider updating Michigan's electricity law.
'Forest Heroes' Come To The Rescue Of The Rain Forest And Sumatran TigerA Michigan group is pushing a major palm oil supplier for Kellogg for a change in its policies.
Officials Review Plan For Michigan Limestone MineA 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.
Group Sues EPA Over Invasive Species RegulationsA lawsuit seeks tougher rules dealing with ballast water discharges from ships to prevent more invasive species from reaching U.S. waterways.
Government Expands Urban Waters Effort To Grand Rapids"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.
Best Ways To Celebrate Earth Day 2013 In DetroitFestivals, activities and volunteer opportunities are just a sampling of the events that are occurring throughout the Metro Detroit region to celebrate Earth Day.