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The steady sound of crickets chirping in the evening is a staple of a midwest summer. And with some simple math that chirping can be utilized to tell the temperature.

Bruce Nuclear Generating Station near the proposed nuclear storage site on Lake Huron.
Chuck Szmurlo

A Canadian company has officially ended efforts to place an intermediate-level nuclear storage facility along the shore of Lake Huron. The decision comes after the Saugeen-Ojibway nation, on whose land the nuclear site was proposed, voted overwhelmingly against the project. 


Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday ordered Michigan’s environmental agency to review its pollution-inspection procedures after the discovery of a bright green substance along the shoulder of a major interstate in suburban Detroit.

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New research finds that rainwater can be a source of PFAs chemicals.

Water Bottle

Nestle Waters’ bottled water does not meet the definition of an “essential service,” according to a decision Tuesday from the Michigan Court of Appeals.

A deal between the company and government agencies calls for improvements to fish and wildlife habitats tainted by dioxins and other hazardous substances from Dow’s manufacturing complex in its headquarters city of Midland.
City of Saginaw

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Dow Chemical Co. has agreed to fund environmental restoration projects worth an estimated $77 million to compensate for decades of pollution by its plant in Midland, Michigan, officials said Friday.

dam on Grand River
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Recent heavy rains have resulted in sewage overflows into the Grand and Red Cedar Rivers.

Detroit Zoo Water Tower
Courtesy of Detroit Zoo

The Detroit Zoo plans to operate entirely on wind-generated electricity by 2021.

Asian Carp photo
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Asian carp are likely to find enough food to spread farther if they establish breeding populations in Lake Michigan, reinforcing the importance of preventing the invasive fish from gaining a foothold, scientists said in a paper released Monday.

Lake Michigan
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

State government in Michigan is stepping up efforts to boost environmental sustainability by using energy saving efforts at prisons, converting state parks and fish hatcheries to renewable energy, and taking other steps.