Will Energy From Manure Help or Harm Water Quality in Michigan?

Chevron and two utilities are building big methane biodigesters on the state’s largest dairies.
The European frog-bit looks like a little lily pad and lives in shallow waters. Image: Shelby Bauer, Huron Pines

Control for Frog-bit and Water Soldiers

New strategy for limiting the spread of exotic water plants…

Michigan Tribes Fight Long Odds to Restore Wild Rice, Their History

Michigan’s wild rice has dwindled due to dams, wetlands loss, industry and climate change
Invasive carp commercial fishing trip at Starved Rock

Bubbles and Electricity Designed to Deter Invasive Carp From Lake Michigan

Des Plaines River is a site of new impediments to voracious species By…

Ongoing Battle to Keep Toxic Chemicals at Bay

Outdated federal water laws and chemicals that were approved for industry without assessing for risk leave Ann Arbor and other communities struggling to ward off water contaminants before they foul drinking supplies.

New U.S. Climate Law Will Make Water Contamination Worse

Billions in clean energy incentives rely on raw materials from polluting corn and livestock.

Two Generations and $70 Million Later, Muskegon Lake Is Restored

Cleared of pollution and debris, Muskegon again sees lake as…

EPA Warns of Health Problems When PFAS Levels in Drinking Water Are Inconceivably Tiny

Revised health advisories are a precursor to federal regulation.

Michigan’s 20th Century Water Systems Too Big For Its Shrinking City Populations

Cities around the Great Lakes region struggle with the cost of water maintenance and operation as their populations decline.