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There are lots of hopeful signs that Detroit is taking sustainability seriously, with bicycling, recycling, urban agriculture, green architecture and renewable energy each at the forefront of serious conversations about the city's future. A long time coming, but well worth the wait.

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The Mercy Mignight Storm Robotics Team. From left to right, mentors Rachel Aptowitz and Nada Alhamdi, students Brianna Bryant and Kandis Chow, and Keysha Camps

This all-girls robotics team wins competitions and minds

Participation in Mercy Midnight Storm, an all-girls robotics and science team in Southwest Detroit, has been a truly empowering experience for all its members. 

Pashon Murray

Through business stardom and personal struggles, Pashon Murray remains focused

Pashon Murray, co-founder of Detroit Dirt, has visited the White House, been featured in a Ford commercial, and written about in national magazines. All this publicity has been great for her composting business, but it hasn't come without difficulties.

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Interview: Author William Rapai on invasive species and the Great Lakes

What impact are invasive species like the zebra mussel and the round goby having on the Great Lakes? And why does it matter? We interview the author of a new book on invasive species in our beloved blue waters.

Biking in Michigan can take you through both peninsulas.

Biking Lake Michigan: A long-distance adventure

Writer Mark Wedel offers up a personal account and lessons learned along the U.S. Bike Route 35 through northern and western Michigan, the first in a two-part series on long-distance bike routes in the state.

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Good wood: How you can enjoy your campfire this summer while protecting Michigan's forests

Without campfires, there's no s'mores. But without restrictions on moving firewood around the state, there might not be healthy forests. Mark Wedel explains why.
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