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Eco-Friendly Bulk Stores in Metro Detroit

Want to reduce your plastic waste but don’t know where to start? Eco-friendly bulk stores are like traditional bulk stores but sustainability-focused, allowing you...

How Carhartt is Embracing Eco-Friendly Initiatives

The name Gretchen Carhartt Valade is well known to Detroiters. The philanthropist, musician, and Carhartt heiress — who passed away in 2022 at the...

Spring Cleaning Metro Detroit’s Waterways

The sight of a river catching fire is undoubtedly shocking, yet in 1969, that’s precisely what occurred on the Rouge. According to the Michigan...
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Detroit Zoo’s First Female Director Is Eager To Build on Her Predecessor’s Legacy —...

Plus, a look at a few things coming to the zoo in 2022
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Macomb and Oakland Join the Toxic Air Quality Club

Plus, a quick look at what President Biden’s environmental policy changes will mean for the Midwest

Detroit Zoological Society Chief Ron Kagan Is Set To Retire After 28 Years

The executive director has been hailed for his contributions to animal welfare

10 Steps to a More Sustainable Life

10 Steps to a More Sustainable Life

A New Initiative Backed by SZA Wants to Plant More Trees in Detroit

The singer joins Tazo Tea Co. and American Forests to combat environmental issues in BIPOC communities
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Michigan’s Christmas Tree Growers Are in Good Spirits

The Mitten State is the third-largest Christmas tree producer in the United States, selling about 2 million trees each year. And demand for trees may be even higher this year.

Environmentalist Doug Scott on Establishing Sleeping Bear Dunes

The University of Michigan alum also talks about his career, the Great Lakes, and where he wants his ashes scattered

Far-Reaching Climate Research From Michigan Scientists

Local researchers are studying carbon footprints and wildfires

Could a Midland-Style Flood Happen Here?

There are 32 ‘high hazard’ dams in the region. They’re nearly 100 years old on average.
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The Battle Over Line 5 Under the Straits of Mackinac Isn’t Going Away

Whitmer wants Line 5 gone. Enbridge has tunnel vision. A court battle is cresting. Here’s a primer on how we got here.
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Detroit Hives Beekeepers Look to Insects for Lessons on Perseverance

Bees also have to face a lot of uncertainty

How to Create a Welcoming Home for Bats

Building a space for these imperiled pollinators is good for them — and for your garden

6 Ways the Detroit Zoo is Embracing Sustainability

From operating its restaurants with green practices to how repurposing waste, here's how the zoo is implementing its Greenprint plan
Dequindre Cut

An Earth Day Volunteer Opportunity to Improve the Motor City’s Environment

The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy is hosting a cleanup for the Dequindre Cut on April 13

Mark Kurlyandchik Discusses Drinking Water on ‘Stateside with Cynthia Canty’

Hour Detroit Senior Editor Mark Kurlyandchik demystifies drinking water and discusses his article, "Ebb & Flow," on Michigan Radio.

Mark Kurlyandchik Talks Trash on ‘Stateside with Cynthia Canty’

Hour Detroit Senior Editor Mark Kurlyandchik discusses the state of Michigan's trash and his article, "Waste Matters," on Michigan Radio. The interview originally aired...