Watershed cleanups are popular ways of dealing with local plastic pollution, but once large plastic trash disintegrates into microplastics, they’re nearly impossible to pick up.
Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration on Tuesday solidified its intention to begin imposing a price on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants next year as part of a multi-state consortium.
While environmental groups agree on the need for clean power sources, there are deep disputes about the wisdom of projects that will impose their own impact on the environment.
A ship anchor in April 2018 struck three of American Transmission Co.’s six cables, which moved electricity between the Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula.
‘The middle of a massive contamination’: Residents of Wisconsin region struggle with aftereffects of dangerous ‘forever chemicals’
Four years after a facility disclosed water contamination in the surrounding community, residents and locals deal with the impact of PFAS.
Microplastics act like a chemical sponge, soaking up contaminants such as persistent organic pollutants and heavy metals. Those chemicals, in turn, appear to be causing deformities in larval fish.
Each spring, as many as 10 million walleye leave the deeper areas of Lake Erie and ascend the Detroit River in search of rocky substrates to spawn on, creating a fishing frenzy known throughout North America.
The 240-pound, nearly 7-foot-long sturgeon, assumed to be a female, was quickly released back into the river after being weighed and measured.
Researchers are trying to figure out if climate change will increase the number of meteotsunamis in the summer.
Enbridge, with the support of Canadian officials who say Line 5 is essential to their economy, is resisting Gov. Whitmer’s order to shut down the pipeline. The disagreement comes months after U.S. President Joe Biden upset Canada by canceling the Keystone XL oil pipeline project.
The court said the state Department of Natural Resources should have set a fixed period for the permit to mine, rather than leaving it open-ended.
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary should be joined by two other sanctuaries – in lakes Ontario and Michigan – within the next few years.