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Flint Water Project by Pope.L at What Pipeline

Selling Flint's water? Art installation raises funds and awareness for Flint, Detroit water victims

The "Flint Water Project," a multifaceted installation/performance piece by the Chicago-based artist William Pope.L currently on view at What Pipeline, seeks to raise $100,000 for charity by bottling and selling water from Flint.

Alana Baldwin, 18-year-old senior at River Rouge High School

Seeking help: how metro Detroiters heal from childhood trauma

Childhood trauma is pervasive, affecting children across the socioeconomic spectrum. If undetected and untreated, its negative effects can follow a child into adulthood. Fortunately, it's never too late to diagnose and treat. 

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10 great places to swim in Metro Detroit's natural waters before summer ends

Before summer winds down, why not look beyond the pool and take a refreshing dip in one of the many natural bodies of water you can enjoy in metro Detroit?

Farmington Hills Boy Scout Joe is learning to identify the invasive Buckthorn from DNR Stewardship Coordinator Echo Prafke-Marson. Photo by Imad Hassan

DNR's volunteer stewards safeguard Michigan's natural areas

Sometimes nature needs a helping hand in protecting against invasive species. That's where volunteer stewards come in.

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Out of Balance: The story of salmon in Lake Michigan

Michigan's multi-billion dollar salmon sports fishery is in peril. Check out our interactive to learn the story of how this happened and what officials are doing about it.

Jordan Polk

Gardening for personal growth: Detroit's youth gardening programs do much more than build skills

Community, healthy living, and sustainability are common themes among youth gardening programs in the city of Detroit—programs that engage young people in a conversation about how to change themselves and the places they live.

Babies at a WIN meeting

What will it take to make Detroit a "baby friendly" city?

Detroit's babies are the city's future. That's why health systems, state and local governments, and citizen organizations are standing together to make Detroit the very best place to have a baby. 

Illustration of a mastodon in Michigan.

Why does Michigan have a Thumb?

It wouldn't be much of a mitten without a thumb. But exactly how did our fair state's opposable digit come to fruition? Cranbrook Institute of Science's John Zawiskie gives us the geological history.

Akello Karamoko, a farmer with KGD

Digging deep: Detroiters work to clean up city's toxic soil

As development ramps up in Detroit, understanding what lies beneath our feet is key to the future.

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Guest column: What Michigan can learn from Bolivia's water crisis

You might wonder why a little country in South America should matter to Michiganders. Valerie Vande Panne went to Bolivia to learn about how citizens asserted control over their water systems, and how Michiganders could do the same. 

Stephen Roginson of Batch Brewing Company

A fermenting culture: Detroit food businesses harness the science (and flavor) of fermentation

Fermentation is an ancient form of preservation that's being popularized for its unique flavor and health properties. Many food businesses in Detroit are likewise finding new uses for this old technique.

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Detroit's urban farms embrace green infrastructure for sustainable water use

Detroit's urban farms are using green infrastructure to reduce their water costs. Along the way, they're helping to improve the city's stormwater system.

Bioretention at Liuzzo Park

How Detroit's public parks are using green infrastructure to prevent flooding, save money

Detroit's parks are testing grounds for new green infrastructure projects that are changing the way the city manages its stormwater runoff.

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Michigan Dune Alliance helps protect Michigan's iconic sand dunes from invasive species

Michigan's iconic sand dunes are threatened by invasive species. Fortunately, a group of conservation organizations are joining forces to weed out the invaders.

Working on the Osborn Outdoor Education Center

Land minds: 4 creative land use projects aid education of Detroit youth

Detroit has 20 square miles of vacant land. Claire Charlton writes about four projects utilizing vacant land that have the potential to impact the lives of Detroit's youth.
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