Outdoor exercise in the time of COVID-19

From local restrictions on gathering sizes to gym closures, staying fit during the COVID-19 pandemic might seem a near-impossible task. Despite that, many communities in Michigan and elsewhere in the Great Lakes region have adapted existing physical fitness programs and implemented new ones.

Michigan farmers markets adjust to the pandemic

Most of the state’s 240 farmers markets survived during the pandemic that upended the way fresh produce, baked goods and other items are sold at the popular venues.

Pandemic drives Michigan economy

Welcome to the COVID economy: Lumber prices and tent sales soared. Great Lakes shipping took a dive. Home sales were up. And energy sales shifted from manufacturing plants to home offices.

Research delayed: Megan Mader

Coronovirus one more danger of fieldwork to study the impact of people on the ecology of drowned river mouths.

Research delayed: Elizabeth Lombardi

“I think that there’s a tendency for a lot of people that work on independent research projects to get a little, you know, obsessive, and they’re super driven.”