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Mid-Michigan climate advocates lobby Congress for carbon price

By Staff Reports
A group of advocates from the Mt. Pleasant and Roscommon chapters of Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) participated this week in a nationwide virtual lobbying push for climate legislation. The lobby meetings aim to build more…

‘Winter is vanishing’ from the deep waters of Lake Michigan

By Jennifer Gray
As the globe continues to warm at an astonishing rate due to climate change, winter is shrinking at depths we've never known before, including the Great Lakes.

New problems arise for crop storage as planet gets warmer

By John Flesher Photo by Carlos Osorio
 For generations, Brian Sackett’s family has farmed potatoes that are made into chips found on grocery shelves in much of the eastern U.S.

Michigan Commission Approves Next Phase of DTE Electric’s EV Pilot Program

DTE Electric to spend up to US$10.3 million on operation and maintenance costs for the program's second phase from 2021 to 2025.

$1.6M for water infrastructure projects coming to University of Michigan

By Steve Marowsky Photo by Jacob Hamilton
 The University of Michigan has received a $1.6-million award from the U.S. Department of Energy for water infrastructure efficiency projects.

Regents disinvest from holdings related to fossil fuels, commit to net-zero endowment by 2050 and invest $140 million into renewable energy

By Calder Lewis , Christian Juliano and Jared Dougall Photo by Alec Cohen
The University of Michigan Board of Regents voted to discontinue investments in companies engaged in oil reserves, oil extraction or thermal-coal extraction at Thursday’s Regents meeting. The board also committed to a net-zero investment portfolio…

Michigan coastal wetlands targeted in ‘ambitious’ new Great Lakes restoration plan

By Emily Bingham Photo by Roger Eriksson
 What’s good for piping plovers, black terns and other Great Lakes birds is good for Great Lakes humans, too.

Small Town Michigan Students Are Fundraising To Add 30 KW Of Solar To Their School

By Jennifer Sensiba
A group of students at a middle and high school in East Jordan, Michigan didn’t like that their school runs on fossil fuels. Instead of just being sad about it, they decided to take matters into…

As Michigan climate changes, Grand Rapids uses green space to mitigate floods

By Lester Graham Photo by Lester Graham
Climate change in the Great Lakes region means more intense storms. Already, some towns are finding they’re flooding where they never have before. One city in Michigan is finding the solution is nature.

Consumers Energy Plans More Clean Energy for Michigan from Solar Project in Calhoun County

By Consumers Energy
Consumers Energy announced today an agreement to purchase 140 megawatts of clean, renewable energy – enough to power about 70,000 residential customers -- from the Calhoun Solar Center. Invenergy, a leading Midwest-based developer and operator…