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‘If trees had feet’: Tree migration brings climate resiliency to Michigan forests

Conservation groups and tribal experts are testing which more southerly tree species may thrive further north to face the challenges of climate change, woodland disease, and invasive species.
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Ice storm showcased Michigan’s fragile electric grid. Here’s what could be done to bolster it

Climate change has increasingly made weather extremes more common in Michigan, and the recent mid-week ice storm that destroyed tree branches and gnarled power lines is the latest example.

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Restart of Palisades nuclear plant would bolster power supply, support climate goals

Federal funds would help restart an 800-megawatt nuclear power plant and bolster Michigan’s carbon-free energy supply, while also helping meet emissions reduction goals.
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Stellantis to pay $284k air pollution fine over Detroit emissions

Stellantis must install new emissions controls at Jeep assembly plant under settlement terms.
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Michigan companies fined $10M for selling diesel ‘defeat devices’

Two Oakland County companies have been fined $10 million for selling aftermarket parts designed to bypass automobile emissions controls.

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A Michigan summer day could be as hot as the deep South by 2100

Climate scientists publish ‘shifting cities’ data to show how summertime temperatures can be expected to change by the year 2100.
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Looming nuclear plant closure may put Michigan climate goals out of reach

The looming closure of the Palisades nuclear power plant at month’s end may push Michigan’s short-term climate goals out of reach, both industry experts and energy regulators agreed.