Located on Thunder Bay, The Alpena News covers Lake Huron and Michigan water-related issues. Now Great Lakes Now audiences will see that coverage.
A Line 5 oil spill in the Straits of Mackinac presents relatively low risk of devastating environmental impact in Alpena and Thunder Bay. Neighbors to the northwest, in Presque Isle County, face a more realistic possibility of long-term hurt if oil escaped the pipeline.
A type of algae that a recent study found collects microfibers brings up questions about microplastic pollution impacts and how it could affect human health.