Detroit demo blitz linked to rising lead levels in children
(With map) City’s former health leader charges that officials considered health concerns a ‘nuisance,’ and focused solely on tearing down blighted homes fast.
It’s not just Flint: Michigan lead levels up after long decline
(With new statewide lead map) ‘It’s really unknown why,’ Michigan’s chief medical officer tells Bridge.
Phil Power: Michigan GOP to invasive species: Welcome to the Great Lakes
The Republican-led Legislature just passed a bill that would make it easier for oceangoing vessels to dump ballast water (along with invasive species) into the Great Lakes. Will Gov. Snyder sign it?
Commentary: Waste in the water ‒ why Michigan needs a state septic code
Roughly half of Michigan’s rivers and streams exceed safety standards for E. coli bacteria, yet we are the only state without a uniform septic code.