Our ENVIRONMENT category provides users with an extensive list of articles dealing with past, present, and future issues affecting the environment throughout the UP.

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Proceed With Caution

In her latest “CLOSUP on the UP” article, Katelyn Jasmin discusses the unchanged perceptions of climate change seriousness among Michigan local officials despite increasing climate disasters, emphasizing the need for urgent action and preparation.

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Recent UP Migration Trends and Their Economic Consequences

In their latest Rural Insights article, Michael and John Broadway expand their previous study on migration trends for the UP to all 15 counties, and share what conclusions we can draw from this data.

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When it Rains It Pours: Climate Change in the Upper Peninsula

In their most recent research project, Michael and John Broadway take a look at the potential impact of climate change on the Upper Peninsula.

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Dickinson Trail Network: Connecting Community Through Trails and Partnerships

President of the Dickinson Trail Network Dr. Chad Susott gives an overview on the progress of the DTN and how their efforts in expanding and improving the trails have played a part in Dickinson County becoming a destination for biking and outdoor enthusiasts, as well as the positive economic impact it is having on the region.

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Rural Forest Markers Act is a Bipartisan Win-Win for Rural Landowners and the Environment

Rural Insights contributor Tom Watkins shares his thoughts on the bipartisan “Rural Forest Markets Act” bill, which authorizes the USDA to offer loan or bond guarantees of up to $150 million to open emerging markets for carbon mitigation, among other things, to rural forest owners.

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