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News  |  December 11, 2017
Even though electric vehicles still make up just a sliver of the market, the past year has undeniably been a turning point for electrification, and the world is charging ahead with no intention of looking back.
News  |  November 28, 2017
Retailers remain on the frontlines of consumer discontent with the chemical safety of the products they buy and sell. In its second annual report card on safer chemicals in consumer products, the Mind the Store Campaign found that...
News  |  November 15, 2017
On capitol hill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act threatens to immediately repeal the $7,500 tax credit that has been instrumental in driving EV sales so far.
News  |  November 15, 2017
Indian automaker Mahindra Group announced plans to open the first new auto assembly plant in southeast Michigan in 25 years.
News  |  November 15, 2017
Ford, who has lagged behind rivals GM and Tesla in EV development, announced another aggressive step toward electric dominance.
News  |  November 15, 2017
GM was the first to make a long range, low price full electric vehicle, and the company does not plan to rest on its laurels.
News  |  November 11, 2017
As reported by the Detroit Free Press, the MPSC is currently taking public comments on various ways to implement pilot programs that focus on incorporating utilities in infrastructure development and consumer education.
News  |  October 26, 2017
The Healthy Stuff team has been working on researching phthalates (THAL-eights), a plasticizer and solvent. We found that almost all the cheese products we tested were contaminated with phthalates, a hormone disruptor.
News  |  October 17, 2017
The Ecology Center is urging a YES vote on the Washtenaw County mental health and public safety millage, to be decided by county voters on November 7.
News  |  September 27, 2017
A group of Michigan lawmakers has proposed new legislation that could impact the health and wellness of students across the state. The seven proposed bills target K-12 public school districts to increase protections for indoor air and water quality, site environmental quality...
News  |  September 27, 2017
In May 2015, Recycle Ann Arbor was awarded a $19,500 "pollution prevention" grant from the State of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to expand Zero Waste events throughout Washtenaw County.
News  |  September 27, 2017
55,000 lbs is a lot of trash. It’s hard to imagine how big a pile it’d make. That’s how much recyclable material student-led teams in Dearborn Public Schools diverted from landfill last school year. This school year, they aim to divert double that amount.
News  |  September 26, 2017
Given that the fastest-growing job in the U.S. between 2012 and 2016 was solar photovoltaic installer, and that 2016’s fastest growing job was wind energy technician, today’s students must be prepared to be the future leaders of our clean energy economy.
News  |  September 15, 2017
When Ford announced their plan to release 13 new electrified vehicles in the next five years, they weren’t just talking about grocery getters.
News  |  September 15, 2017
President Donald Trump defended his decision to abandon the Paris Climate Accord as an effort to put America first, but as Mark Phelan’s column in the Detroit Free Press argues, US automakers should, and likely will, abide by the landmark agreement.

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