By ERIC FREEDMAN Capital News Service LANSING — Some aggressively stealthy invaders may be more aggressively stealthy than we thought. Consider the starry stonewort, a green alga from Eurasia that now thrives in many inland lakes in Michigan and that … Continue reading →
By KALEY FECH Capital News Service LANSING — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has proposed replacing all lead water pipes in the state within the next 20 years. “The new rules would require [municipalities] to start removing lead service … Continue reading →
By KALEY FECH Capital News Service LANSING – Some Republican lawmakers want to prevent state departments from creating rules that are tougher than federal regulations. They’re backing a bill that would allow only the Legislature to do that unless there … Continue reading →
The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has been funding states and counties for years, trying to create buy-in from farmers in the fight against dangerous algae blooms. Starting in November the Great Lakes Commission will ask, "is it working?"
By KALEY FECH Capital News Service LANSING — Michigan’s emergency rules on how much of a particular hazardous chemical can be left in groundwater are set to expire Oct. 27, and that could create an environmental problem in the state. … Continue reading →
BY STEVEN MAIER CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE LANSING — Federal officials are launching a two-year study to determine the best ways to convince farmers, including those in Michigan, to help fight water pollution in the Great Lakes region. The pollution has … Continue reading →