Lead poisoning is statewide, help is not

Federal authorities offer a handful of grants each year to provide lead abatement services, but because the competition is so fierce, they go to bigger metropolitan areas. Rural communities are left to fend for themselves to address lead problems that cause a myriad of serious health effects.

Clearing the path for new forests

The Great Lakes region is involved in a national effort to clear trees to allow for new growth. The reforesting effort is key to maintaining wildlife and healthy forests.