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Michigan Supreme Court Decision in Au Sable River Case Shores Up Protection for Environment

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Court blocks dumping into a popular fly-fishing stream, sets precedent to protect Michigan waters from pollution.
Northwestern University Medill Magazine

Northwestern University Medill Magazine

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"As journalists we’ve become good at covering celebrities and…

Bid to Protect Michigan’s Groundwater Draws Opposition, Praise

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A proposed bill that declares Michigan’s groundwater a “public trust” has set off a storm of controversy, with opponents claiming that the legislation would expose property owners to new state fees.

In Detroit: No Money, No Water

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Water Department cuts connections to thousands of city’s poor.

Great Lakes Cleanup to Get $2.2 Billion in Federal Funding

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The EPA plan aims to clean up top pollution sites and establish a “zero tolerance policy” toward invasive species

At the Helm of the First U.S. Freshwater Studies Program -- Meet Hans VanSumeren

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Hans VanSumeren has performed extensive water-related research from Maine to the Florida Keys, as far West as the Hawaiian Islands, and all the way to the bitter north of the Alaskan Bering Glacier. His latest adventure — creating the only Freshwater Studies program in the nation — is innovatively using eduction to combat the global water crisis.