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News  |  March 19, 2020
As we adjust to life during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all taking urgent steps to protect our health, the health of the people we love, and the health of people most vulnerable.  The rapid spread of the virus is forcing changes to our day-to-day lives at breakneck speed.
News  |  March 10, 2020
This week marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Teach-In on the Environment, held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the first and largest of hundreds of Earth Day events held across the United States that year, in what, at the time, constituted the largest mass mobilization of people.
News  |  February 26, 2020
Since its founding, the Ecology Center has been at the forefront of efforts to stop suburban sprawl. Some early campaigns, like blocking the “Super Sewer” wastewater treatment plant in the 1970s, resulted in victories; other efforts, like organizing against the Briarwood Mall.
News  |  February 16, 2020
Residents fought to keep the plant from opening, and then to shut it down, for thirty years. As a health hazard and noxious neighbor, the incinerator drew protest from citizens, environmental coalitions, and Canadian leaders across the river since planning began in the mid 1970s
News  |  January 24, 2020
The 1978 oil embargo had hit the Midwest hard. In addition to the immediate pain of higher prices at the pump, falling demand for Ford, GM, and Chrysler’s gas-guzzling vehicles also impacted the livelihoods of thousands of automotive workers.
News  |  November 13, 2019
On October 8th, 2019 local public health officials, infectious disease specialists, university researchers, and environmental organizations, including the Ecology Center, attended a roundtable discussion led by Senator Stabenow (D-MI).
News  |  November 13, 2019
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) happens each year toward the end of October. This year, the Ecology Center brought together lawmakers, impacted families, health professionals, and environmental organizations to discuss the best policies and practices.
News  |  October 29, 2019
Providence, RI is leading the way in environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP), committing to purchasing products and/or services that have a lesser impact on human health and the environment.
News  |  October 29, 2019
Do we really know what our children are playing on? New testing done by the Ecology Center and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) shows hazardous chemicals present in artificial turf.
News  |  September 27, 2019
Retired cancer doctor, Ecology Center Health Leadership Fellow alumna, and environmental health champion Elaine Chottiner discusses PFAS public education and legislative advocacy.
News  |  September 27, 2019
DTE’s current proposal prioritizes short-term corporate profits over the long-term personal, environmental, and financial health of Michigan families. It tethers us to costly fossil fuels too heavily, for too long. 
News  |  September 27, 2019
A $13 million investment will provide 17 electric school buses to 7 districts, cutting carbon emissions, reducing student absences associated with diesel exhaust pollution, and saving costs for school districts.
News  |  August 29, 2019
The discovery of toxic per- or polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in many Michigan locations, the fear and concern these chemicals have stirred, and the difficulty posed to government officials and the public on how to respond feel familiar to those residents 50 and over.
News  |  August 29, 2019
On July 29, the Ecology Center participated in a community scientific forum in Washington, D.C. to discuss a range of concerns about the ongoing use of crumb rubbers. At the forum, the Ecology Center presented lead testing results from four playgrounds in D.C.  
News  |  July 25, 2019
Our past testing has exposed phthalates in our food supply. This led us to ask: how are phthalates contaminating our food? Which prompted us to undertake the largest study of its kind on vinyl food-handling gloves: Taking off the Toxic Gloves: An Investigation of Phthalates...

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