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Michigan Good Food Fund Provides Loans to Expand Food Access

Michigan makes you think of cars instead of farms, but the truth is that the Wolverine State grows some of the best local…
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Detroit Zoo Raising Funds to Turn Animal Poop Into Energy and Fertilizer

The Detroit Zoological Society and Michigan Economic Development Corp. launched a crowdfunding campaign for a biodigester that will produce energy from animal manure…
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The STEM Jobs Gap and Minority Youth Engagement

#YesWeCode, led by Van Jones, advocates for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) inclusion and wider access to computer science education for minority…
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3p Weekend: Top 10 U.S. Cities for Electric Vehicles

This week ChargePoint, the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, released a list of the top 10 friendliest metropolitan areas for EV…

Detroit Water Shutoff Crisis: Public Water Brigade Grows

The Detroit water shutoffs continue to grow each month, with the number surpassing 30,000 since January 2014. It's given rise to international protests…
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Modernist Icon GM Technical Center Undergoing a Gradual Green Upgrade

Little about GM's Technical Center in Warren, MI has changed, but this icon of modernist architecture has started a slow green building upgrade.
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2016 Chevy Volt: The EV is Growing Up

The 2016 Chevy Volt is bigger, more powerful, yet more efficient -- boasting an electric range of 50 miles, which means it can…
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Will the Chevrolet Bolt EV Push Electric Vehicles to the Mainstream?

General Motors' Chevrolet Bolt EV, which could hit the market as soon as 2017, has the capability to transform the auto industry.
Through the Tom's of Maine

Nominate Your Favorite Nonprofit to Win $10,000 from Tom’s of Maine

Now in its sixth year, the Tom’s of Maine 50 States for Good program rewards grassroots nonprofits with a total of $500,000 in…
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Are City Bicycle-Sharing Programs Doomed?

Are citywide bike programs doomed to fail? New York's is losing money, and in other cities such as Washington, they run in the…
Business moguls are investing heavily in downtown Detroit.

Can Detroit Restart Its Engine?

Detroit is a dichotomy. The city’s innovative spirit that brought us the assembly line and the modern auto industry lives on in wildly…
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Ford to Launch Largest Solar Array in Michigan

Ford and DTE Energy are partnering to build what the companies say will be the largest solar array in Michigan.
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Detroit Suspends Water Shutoffs After Protests and U.N. Condemnation

Following massive Friday protests that led to nine arrests, the city of Detroit announced on Monday it is suspending its sweeping water shut-offs…
A garden flourishes in Detroit.

A Look at Local Food and Urban Farming in Two American Cities

Urban farming may help address inadequate food access by expanding fresh produce options in the inner city, but at the same time it…
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Detroit Water and Sewage Department Issues Shut-Off Notices to 46,000

George McGraw believes water is a human right. Does anyone else?