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.Read more.
Faith, fellowship and federal funds are helping a West Michigan group restore a creek so polluted it’s considered unsafe for human contact.
By Jeff Brooks Gillies • December 13, 2011 • 1 comment
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.
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.
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.
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?