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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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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A science class at the Michigan Science Center

Michigan Science Center inspires curious minds of all ages


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Stories from the new economy: Henry Ford Innovation Institute

Henry Ford Innovation Institute connects medical practitioners with designers and entrepreneurs to help commercialize the innovation that arises every day at Henry Ford Hospital.
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