Proposed legislation in Michigan may encourage the use of small-scale clean-energy devices by exempting them from property taxes.
Local governments say they must weigh clean energy’s impact on economic development against the loss of property tax revenue.
Unseasonable heat and smog are smothering Great Lakes states. Many cities experienced record-breaking temperatures with ground-ozone that are unhealthy for children, older adults and people with lung disease.
Researchers in Canada have discovered a hydraulic fluid used by planes within Great Lakes surface water and fish. The health threat is unclear. Equally mysterious is how the chemical got into the water. The discovery indicates that there may be other chemicals in the environment that researchers have yet to detect.