Many Michigan-based environmental groups, including the Ecology Center, found reason to object to Governor Rick Snyder's long-awaited message on energy and environmental
policy, delivered at the end of November.
Since that Nov. 28 speech, more contentious issues have captured the public's attention, especially the right-to-work legislation that was rushed through the legislature's lame-duck...
Despite decades of scientific evidence, encouragement by legislators, advocacy by environmental and health groups and bans in California and
other countries, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced at the end of November that it will allow the continued use of a neurotoxic
pesticide in shampoos and lotions used predominantly on children.
Lindane, a persistent pesticide once...
Michigan mother Lisa Turner often cuddles with her kids on the couch in her home.
So you can be sure the Berkley woman was recently surprised to find out that the couch contains toxic flame retardants.
Turner's family supplied one of the eight Michigan samples of couch
foam included in a national peer-reviewed study published Nov.
28 in Environmental Science & Technology;
the study by...
The good news is that consumers are demanding more seasonal local foods at their farmers' markets and grocery stores. "The bad news is that, for those of us in the north, winter means some slim pickings if we are looking for locally grown fresh produce," according to Rachel Fox, a registered dietitian pursuing her master’s degree in public health at the University of Michigan.But the news is...
Would you like our two cents on the subject of global climate change?
Actually, we all know two cents aren’t worth much anymore, but you could find a lot of value in Our $3.50, a fun thing launched by Ann Arbor 350, the project of the Ecology Center focused organize our community to take meaningful actions around the home and in our neighborhoods to save our planet.
“With Our $3.50 we’re looking...