The Great Lakes News Collaborative
The Great Lakes News Collaborative includes Bridge Michigan; Circle of Blue; Great Lakes Now at Detroit Public Television; and Michigan Radio, Michigan’s NPR News Leader; who work together to bring audiences news and information about the impact of climate change, pollution, and aging infrastructure on the Great Lakes and drinking water. This independent journalism is supported by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.
Cause of Michigan’s worst water pollution is too much waste spread on too little land.
Algae blooms are hiking the cost of water for people already struggling to pay their bills.
Law and policy treat farms as special class of polluter.
Great Lakes Now and its partners in the Great Lake News Collaborative received a national journalism award for coverage of water issues in the Great Lakes.
Water sampling finds no reduction in bloom-producing nutrients.
The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa wanted Line 5 shut down and moved off its land.
Billions spent on strategies to limit nutrient pollution that don’t work.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is ready to review the environmental impacts of a proposed tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac.
World nations’ current climate action plans would still allow moderate warming. A new study shows without more aggressive action to slow climate change, the world’s boreal forests could see dramatic losses.
The National Park Service is investigating a sudden change in the flow of the Platte River at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Muskegon Lake will soon be removed from the list of Great Lakes Areas of Concern.
The weekend break disrupted water service for hundreds of thousands of Michiganders.
Mallard duck populations are down about 16 to 17 percent since the early 2000s. New technology might help determine why.
No-contact order lifted after investigators conclude that most of the chromium released from a tank at Tribar Manufacturing in Wixom never made it into the Huron River.
A series of violation notices raise new questions about the events at the plant. State regulators indicate that on-site alarms at the company were overridden hundreds of times during a weekend evening when “no one should be at the facility.”
The Inflation Reduction Act, which passed the Senate Sunday, is the country’s largest-ever investment in addressing climate change. Michigan stands to benefit from money to boost domestic electric vehicle, wind and solar production, as well as prescription drug savings for older Americans.
Activists want federal military and environmental regulators to better regulate cancer-causing PFAS chemicals, including at military sites such as Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda.