Year in Review 2019: Our best environment stories
2019 was one of the hottest, wettest years on record.
And Michigan Radio was there to cover the effects climate change is having on our state. Reporters also dove into the issues affecting Michigan communities, such as PFAS contamination, invasive species, and local activism.
Weather and climate change
- The Environment Report: Climate Change
- Four Michigan climate trends to keep watching in 2019
- The federal government has been slow to act on climate change. So Michigan cities are taking charge.
- Climate Crew: Kids inspired Detroit mom to join fight for clean air, climate change solutions
- Is Consumers Energy's carbon reduction plan better than DTE Energy's? Environmentalists say yes
- Does Flint have clean water? Yes, but it’s complicated.
- PFAS-contaminated water turned residents in a W. Michigan community into activists
- PFAS: Where have they been found in public water supplies?
- After toxic chemicals pose "imminent danger" in Howell, tests now show lower levels
- Rising Great Lakes water levels fuel worries about damage to shoreline structures
- Half of Michigan bumblebee species dropped by 50 percent or more
- These anglers are looking for a different kind of catch: trash
- Invasive lanternfly wreaking havoc in the Northeast poses big threat to Michigan plants, crops
- Tribal citizens say harassment affects how they hunt, fish