(AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took legal action Friday to shut down a pipeline that carries oil beneath a channel that links two of the Great Lakes.
A coalition that includes almost every major environmental organization in Michigan, hunting and fishing groups and the Michigan Oil and Gas Association is an unusual one. But those are the groups endorsing Proposition 1, on the statewide Michigan ballot this election.
The first in-person meeting in the Grand Haven Community Center since the COVID-19 shutdown in March took place Tuesday night, as community organizers hosted a discussion to raise financial concerns with the Board of Light & Power’s redevelopment plan for Harbor Island.
Along a shoreline that stretches farther than the combined length of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, waters driven by climate change have risen as much as 6 feet in less than a decade, washing away houses, destroying roads and threatening critical infrastructure such as water treatment plan…
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a $500 million plan Thursday to upgrade drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in Michigan that includes actions such as replacing lead service lines and removing chemical pollutants.
LANSING — Citing a rising threat to public health and the environment, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday signed an executive order battling climate change, aiming to make Michigan’s economy carbon-neutral by 2050.
ALLENDALE TWP. — Sandy Garcia has lived in the same home on Pierce Street in Allendale Township for her entire life. In that time, she’s seen her hometown grow.
DETROIT — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials report that, despite seasonal declines, Great Lakes water levels remain high as fall storms approach.
Conservation experts have successfully prevented an invasive species from spreading to, and killing, thousands of hemlock trees in three parks in Grand Haven.
The general public has two more weeks to ask questions and comment on an upcoming $22.8 million maintenance project that involves five bridges in the U.S. 31 and M-104 triangle area intersecting Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Ferrysburg.
Confirmed sightings of five new bird species in Ottawa County are part of a five-year update recently released by the Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Commission.
Family members clad in cloth face masks applauded, cheered and rang cowbells as two “senior citizen” paddlers worked their way to the Grand Haven pier heads early Monday afternoon, completing a multi-year journey to traverse the entire length of the Grand River.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, released the following statement after the House passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA):
The second treatment of parts of Spring Lake, including a portion of Smith’s Bayou, was conducted by a contractor on Wednesday.
For the second time ever, a group of local birders participated in a purple martin banding operation Tuesday afternoon on Grand Haven’s north shore.
With beach season in full swing, between school years ending and outdoor temperatures rising, more people may be visiting the shores of Lake Michigan.
DETROIT — A judge shut down an energy pipeline in Michigan's Great Lakes on Thursday, granting a request from the state after the owner reported problems with a support piece far below the surface.
MACKINAW CITY (AP) — Michigan's attorney general on Monday asked a judge to shut down a pipeline in the Great Lakes after an energy company discovered that an anchor support had shifted deep below the surface.
MUSKEGON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced membership of the Great Lakes Advisory Board (GLAB), an EPA federal advisory committee, at Grand Valley State University’s Annis Water Resource Institute.
Northwest Ottawa County was the area hardest hit by recent heavy rains and flooding, according to Ottawa County Emergency Services Director Nick Bonstell.
Spring is a good time to pick up a new birding hobby now that the migration is in full swing and some people still have that extra time on their hands, says Kristin Hintz, Ottawa County Parks Interpretive and Information Services coordinator.
TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — Lake Michigan and Lake Huron have broken water records as predicted, and the levels are expected to rise further in the coming months.
CHICAGO — Two months after President Donald Trump took office, U.S. Steel dumped a plume of cancer-causing metal into a Lake Michigan tributary 20 miles away from a Chicago drinking water intake.
Former Grand Haven resident Jared VanOordt said that it was disappointing not to be able to hold Four the Water’s premiere of its documentary, “Our Water,” on Earth Day, but the captive audience at home because of the Stay Home orders has caused a big uptick in views during a 24-hour free vi…
Every April, the National Park Service reminds us about the beauty and value of America’s national parks. With most parks in the West and elsewhere closed to visitors, what’s there to celebrate during this year’s National Park Week?
Water levels have been on a dramatic rise in the Great Lakes, and the waters of Lake Michigan are hitting some of the highest marks recorded. Last week, Lake Michigan levels were over 4 feet higher than in 1985, and in March, the water breached the highest point in recorded history, accordin…
Additional funds provided by Congress for Great Lakes environmental improvements will be used to hasten cleanups of highly toxic sites and step up work on other longstanding forms of pollution, federal officials said Thursday.
Two different crises are beginning to collide: the continuing coronavirus pandemic and record-high water levels expected to cause even worse flooding, shoreline erosion, road and infrastructure damage than occurred last spring.
The Earth Day Lakeshore Committee announced Wednesday that, due to an “abundance of caution,” the 14th annual Earth Day Celebration planned for April 18 at the Grand Haven Community Center has been canceled.
Community volunteers got a short lesson in building flood-control barriers during a workshop Wednesday evening at the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety.
A necrospy (animal autopsy) conducted on a dead bald eagle found near Grand Isle Marina in Grand Haven last month has determined that the bird died from electrocution.
MUSKEGON — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is investigating the death of a second bald eagle in the Grand Haven/Muskegon area within a week.
Nick Bonstell is a big proponent of being proactive. He is Ottawa County’s emergency manager, so part of his job is to help communities prepare for what could happen.