News Release | Environment Michigan

Following 2008’s Hurricane Ike, New Report Says Global Warming to Bring More Extreme Weather

On the heels of a summer that saw many parts of the country hit by record heat, severe storms and damaging floods, a new Environment Michigan report documents how global warming could lead to extreme weather events becoming even more common in the future.

News Release | Environment Michigan

EPA Unveils List of Cities with the Most Efficient Buildings, Detroit Ranks 15th

Today the Environmental Protection Agency released its second annual list of U.S. cities with the most Energy Star buildings.  They found that Detroit ranks 15th in the country, with 62 Energy Star buildings that save the equivalent of 12,500 homes’ electricity usage annually. 

News Release | Environment America

Plug-in Electric Cars Can Lower Global Warming Emissions, Oil Consumption and Unhealthy Air Pollution

Increasing America’s use of  plug-in electric (PEV) and plug in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) would dramatically reduce emissions that cause global warming and air pollution and would curb our dependence on oil, according to a new white paper released today by Environment America, at the North American International Auto Show. 

News Release | Environment Michigan

New Report: Global Warming Will Cost $32 Million for Michigan Corn Growers

Global warming could cost corn growers in Michigan $32 million a year, according to a new report by Environment Michigan. Michigan ranks 13th in the country for highest damage estimates. Nationwide the damages to America’s #1 crop total more than $1.4 billion annually. Environment Michigan expects these costs to go up unless Congress and the president take decisive action to repower America with clean energy and reduce global warming pollution.

News Release | Environment Michigan

New Report: Temperatures Up in Lansing, Michigan

While Governor Granholm's Climate Action Council met to discuss global warming in Michigan, Environment Michigan released a new report documenting that the average temperature in Lansing in 2007 was 2.1 degrees F above the historical average. 

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