Update: The Clean-Up Blitz has been rescheduled for Sunday, May 22, starting at 1 p.m.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Anna Lynn Heine has thought about dropping out of Eckerd College in St. Petersburg more times than she cares to admit.
A group of wild elephants sift through garbage looking for food at a landfill in Sri Lanka. It's a dangerous undertaking — around 20 elephants have died from consuming plastic trash from the landfill in the Ampara district over the last eight years.
Surveys on Michigan's lakes and streams are underway in parts of the state, all part of the state's annual effort to collect data to best manage fishery resources.
DETROIT — PFAS pollutants ride rivers across the Midwest and Canada to get to the Great Lakes. But not in the way a pair of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers studying the forever chemicals expected, and that could impact how environmental officials regulate the chemicals.
After a century of use for saw milling, 60 years as a municipal dump site and 70 years as a coal-fired power plant, the city of Grand Haven is making a push to renew Harbor Island and restore it to productive use.
As ice coverage across the Great Lakes falls from winter highs with spring and summer warming ahead, Lake Michigan is likely to end up with a just-below-average season.
PORT SHELDON TWP. — An administrative law judge has raised questions about Consumers Energy’s plan to shut down the entirety of the J.H. Campbell power plant in 2025.
CHICAGO — A group of scientists walked out on to frozen Lake Michigan to do something they’ve done time and again throughout the Great Lakes: collect water.
The results of a state agency’s investigation into contaminated water and groundwater on and near the site of the former power plant on Harbor Island came back Wednesday, and the majority of the tested locations show high levels of one more PFAS-like substances.
You can help save Grand Haven’s trees and have fun doing it. At least, that is the aim of the Adopt-a-Hemlock charity started by a father and son team, Lawrence and Nathan Burns.
ROBINSON TWP. — The ice jam that has caused minor flooding along the Grand River has moved farther downriver, lessening the threat of more severe flooding in the area.
CHICAGO — Ice coverage may be nearing its peak throughout the Great Lakes in a season that has trended closer to average than originally forecast, as Lake Michigan’s water levels are expected to continue their decline well below the string of monthly record highs reached a few years ago.
Funding totaling $1 billion for the federal Great Lakes restoration program from the bipartisan infrastructure bill will speed the cleanup of nine damaged areas in Michigan to completion by 2030, officials said.
The tradition of creating New Year’s resolutions is usually focused on setting goals to improve your life and maybe even the community around you. Heading into the new year, we all have things we’d like to accomplish, areas we’d like to improve, and actions we’d like to take; whether these g…
Water levels in the Great Lakes are projected to be higher at the start of 2022’s boating season than their averages last year, according to the latest six-month forecast by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
FERRYSBURG — The Ottawa County Parks Foundation recently received a $2.5 million gift, which will help build overnight camping and other amenities at Ottawa Sands County Park.
Governors of states surrounded by the Great Lakes wrote congressional leaders Dec. 10 seeking full funding of a facility designed to keep an invasive fish species out of Lake Michigan.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — As the United Nations' climate summit in Glasgow struck a deal last weekend to spare the world from the most dire effects of global warming, Grand Haven’s largest employer says it is already ahead of the curve with its environmental initiatives.
TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — Once endangered, the Kirtland's warbler is maintaining healthy numbers in Michigan, Wisconsin and Ontario, and expanding its range, officials said Monday.
LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday ordered a “whole-of-government” response to elevated levels of lead in Benton Harbor’s water and vowed to accelerate the replacement of the southwestern Michigan community’s lead pipes.
Several area groups will be working together to host a town hall meeting with the candidates for the Board of Light & Power (BLP), Grand Haven mayor and two seats on the City Council to discuss the environment.
Invasive species, development and climate change have contributed to a “significant” decline in marsh bird populations throughout the Grand River corridor, according to a recent study.
THREE RIVERS, Calif. — Firefighters wrapped the base of the world’s largest tree in a fire-resistant blanket as they tried to save a famous grove of gigantic old-growth sequoias from wildfires burning Thursday in California’s rugged Sierra Nevada.
Local canoers and kayakers are invited to sign up for an in-person paddling workshop to learn about invasive species identification and prevention.
It’s against local law to feed ducks, geese and gulls on public or private property in the Village of Spring Lake, since the Village Council adopted that amendment to the village’s Code of Ordinances on Monday night.
DETROIT — Even with a return to wetter conditions in late June and July, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials expect Great Lakes water levels to remain below the record high levels experienced in 2019 and 2020.
Earth is getting so hot that temperatures in about a decade will probably blow past a level of warming that world leaders have sought to prevent, according to a report released Monday that the United Nations called a “code red for humanity.”
Wednesday’s virtual town hall meeting to discuss contamination on Harbor Island was instructional, but many say it lacked answers on how the discovery of PFAS might affect the Board of Light & Power’s plans moving forward.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the PFAS Action Act on Wednesday, sending the bill to the Senate for consideration. Advocates say the bill would put the onus on the federal government to clean up chemical contaminations across the country.
TRAVERSE CITY — Shoreline cities and towns in the Great Lakes region will be spending heavily in coming years to fix public infrastructure damaged by recent flooding and erosion, with estimated costs approaching $2 billion, officials said Thursday.
Consumers Energy on Wednesday announced a sweeping proposal to stop using coal as a fuel source for electricity by 2025 – 15 years faster than what is currently planned.