Environment

Fish out of water: ‘Soapy’ Williams was an environmentalist before it was cool

BY: - December 4, 2018

G. Mennen “Soapy” Williams, the lanky, bow-tied, Michigan governor of the late 1940s and 1950s, is generally remembered as a progressive who supported civil rights and fought for the “little guy.”

U of M prof: Insurance cost hikes might convince people of global warming

BY: - December 4, 2018

For many people, climate science may not seem real until it hits their wallets, a University of Michigan professor says.

Trump report: Rising temps could hurt Michigan farmers, Great Lakes

BY: - December 4, 2018

A new report from the Trump administration says rising temperatures over the next century will pose serious consequences for the United States and the world.

Utilities fight Michigan’s post-Flint lead regulation

BY: - December 4, 2018

Water utilities and services that provide tap water for a majority of Michigan residents are pushing back against a new state lead rule meant to protect public health after the Flint water crisis.

Indivisible activists fired up to fight GOP in Lame Duck

BY: - December 4, 2018

Indivisible groups, which propelled Democrats to victories in key races across Michigan last month, are now firing up to fight the GOP legislation in Lame Duck.

Michigan DEQ contractors

Snyder’s PFAS funding falls short, environmentalists say

BY: - December 4, 2018

Environmentalists say Gov. Rick Snyder’s requested $43 million in additional funding to tackle contamination from a suite of chemicals abbreviated as PFAS is a good start.