Crude oil, once nearly 30 percent of energy produced in state, is now only 4 percent. Production dropped 85 percent between 1980 and 2007. Alternative energy production in Michigan is increasing, but lags other Great Lakes states.
Garlic mustard, purple loosestrife and other alien plants are threatening Michigan’s Upper Peninsula’s ecosystem. A $150,000 federal grant will help local government agencies and environmental groups control the invaders.
A psychiatric hospital that once stood on 414 acres in southeast Michigan and housed thousands of long-term patients is littered with “Do Not Trespass” signs. Can it be safely rehabilitated for another use?
Burbot, a native Great Lakes fish species, are slimy, big-mouthed bottom feeders. They’re also threatened in many parts of the world. They’ve recovered in the Great Lakes, but that could mean trouble for plans to restore lake trout.
Lansing, Mich. recently hosted a recycled art exhibit and fashion show. Purses created from recycled plastic bags and can tabs, sculptures made from chip bags and fast food cups, and a motorcycle created from washing machine parts lined the lobby of city hall. Watch the video