Conservationists, fishers, and fans of the iconic lake sturgeon have seen some success in their efforts to revive the population, including through hand-rearing and releasing the babies—and yes, spearing the big ones.

January 23, 2020

Stronger storms and harsher cold snaps could mean more dramatic ups and downs for lake levels in the future.

December 13, 2019

In Normal, Illinois, green startup Rivian plans to produce 100,000 delivery vans for Amazon, along with hundreds of jobs.

November 13, 2019

After a century of advocacy, the Hoosier State has a national park, and its immense popularity is making a case for more protected lakeshore.

November 07, 2019

For years this midsize city has been a leader in cutting carbon pollution. Now it’s raising its game with solar, energy efficiency, and electric cars.

October 24, 2019

The toxic chemicals have been showing up in milk around the country, prompting midwestern farmers to take a closer look at their land.

October 11, 2019

In a move that could open the door to industrial waste and interstate squabbles, the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission is making its water quality standards voluntary.

August 21, 2019

Dam removals are setting rapids and fish populations free and keeping swimmers and boaters safer.

July 24, 2019

With its incoming network of charging stations and incentive programs for consumers, Michigan may have the most forward-looking EV infrastructure plan in the Midwest.

July 15, 2019

Self-driving shuttles and energy audits are helping to keep this Ohio boomtown booming (without the carbon bust).

July 09, 2019