Environment Michigan Research and Policy Center Latest Blog Posts

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Nathan Murphy
State Director

Climate change is already harming our families and friends. That's why we're working hard on climate solutions.

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Nathan Murphy
State Director

Our bottle bill has been a huge success for Michigan's environment.

Traditional techniques in sustainable farming can play a role in protecting pollinators from overwhelming declines

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Nathan Murphy
State Director

Environment Michigan Research and Policy Center and the Frontier Group's new report documents adoption of renewable energy by colleges and universities across the country.

The Trump administration announced Monday that it will begin oil leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. We've been working for decades to protect this 19 million acre wilderness, and we're not giving up now.

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Alex Ferraro
Creative Associate

One of the issues that most reliably gets people excited and engaged is our campaign to defend our public lands, especially the Tongass National Forest. But why are people from California to Texas to Maine so passionate about a forest in remote southern Alaska? Much of that passion owes to the fact that some places stir the imagination and therefore, the soul. People also understand intuitively that the campaign to save the Tongass is about something larger than even that vast forest: It’s about what we value as a society.

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Nathan Murphy
State Director

Installation of a home water filter can be an easy way to protect your family from a number of drinking water threats. Make sure you pick the right filter.

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Nathan Murphy
State Director

Michigan needs to show leadership on solar power and require all new homes to be built with solar panels when feasible.

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Nathan Murphy
State Director

This time of year female Michigan turtles are leaving their aquatic homes to lay eggs on land. If you can safely stop and help them across the road please help them continue in the direction they’re heading.

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Nathan Murphy
State Director

The recent flooding in Midland, Michigan, occured upstream of a Dow Chemical facility and the downstream Superfund site related to that facility. We're concerned about the flooding creating toxics releases in addition to the harm to the flooded communities.