Male walleye and prey fish in the Saginaw River have almost three times more chemicals in them than their bay dwelling counterparts. The chemicals, PBDEs, are sticking in the river sediment.

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Creek Orthodox: Christian partnership restores West Michigan stream


Faith, fellowship and federal funds are helping a West Michigan group restore a creek so polluted it’s considered unsafe for human contact.

Great Lakes salmon polluting Michigan’s stream fish


Stream-dwelling fish that share water with Great Lakes salmon tend to have high levels of contaminants. Developing research could have implications for dam removals and state warnings against eating fish too often.

State, conservationists differ on how to protect Jordan River from overuse

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Heavy use of the Jordan by party-minded paddlers is raising tough questions about how to preserve the wild character of Michigan’s first designated Natural River.

Green fixes for old sewers could cut overflows into Detroit River

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Aging southeast Michigan sewers that overflow into the Detroit River could be fixed with a federal grant that invests in green plants rather than gray concrete.

Dowagiac River dam’s fate uncertain as nearby Paw Paw again flows free


While the Paw Paw River again flows freely over the site of a recently removed dam, a nearby dam on the Dowagic River still stands despite safety concerns and calls for its removal. What’s the difference?

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