Covering Climate Change: on “Exxon: The Road Not Taken”

“Exxon: The Road Not Taken”  is a series of nine articles published from September to December of 2015 by InsideClimate News.  As described in the “About this Series” portion on the linked site, a team of writers formed this exposé from over eight months of research – no small feat of journalism considering their research “spans four decades.” […]

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Mangrove loss threatens Kenyan coastal communities and the climate

This article on Climate Change News brings up the matter of Mangrove forests in Kenya and examines how the destruction of these forests may impact climate change on a level that we may not expect. It is common knowledge that the destruction of forested areas around the world has caused unprecedented habitat loss and problems between […]

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As Mobile Technology Grows, Different Parts of the Mobile Health Industry Emerge

Darren Austin zips open his black carrier case, places the syringe between his parted lips and pricks his index finger until a speck of blood appears. As a diabetic, Darren takes blood glucose tests seven times throughout the day. However, as he takes out his phone, he remarks that mobile technology has added a new […]

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The Waukesha Diversion Still Controversial So Close to Final Decision

For most people in the United States, access to safe drinking water is a given; for Amanda Payne, the vice president of public policy for the Waukesha County Business Alliance, providing clean water for her one-year-old is something she has to think about every day.  Even though it’s normal for a pediatrician to recommend bottled […]

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The growth and future of interpretation and translation services

  A long line of East Asian Americans wait against the gray wall of the Taubman Health Sciences Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan at 9:00 a.m. on a Saturday morning. The Asian American Health Fair, held annually by the United Asian American Medical Student Association, takes a different approach to reeling in patients on a weekend morning: […]

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In Ann Arbor, Where There’s Smoke, There’s a Controlled Fire

In August of 1834, a German by the name of Karl Neidhard rode through the decade-old city of Ann Arbor on his way to Pleasant Lake. The sparse terrain intrigued him, and he would later note in his diary how “the monotonous landscape ceases near Ann Arbor; and here the country becomes more interesting … […]

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DPS Calls for Restored Local Control

On a freezing February morning, commuters drive past Spain Elementary-Middle School as they merge onto I-75. On this particular day, they see caution tape roping off the children’s playground, steam rising from a source covered by an orange traffic cone, and a large crane operating just a few feet from the building. Behind Spain’s doors, […]

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Corporate Education May Endanger Campus Sustainability

An unusually large number of students trickle into the University of Michigan Union for the November 2015 Regents Board Meeting, causing those in attendance to peer up in surprise. The Regents and President Mark Schlissel sit quietly around a large conference table, in stark contrast with the buzzing student section, filled with excited whispers and […]

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How health professionals in Southeast Michigan are educating the public about PrEP four years after the groundbreaking HIV prevention method emerged

(ANN ARBOR) – When David*, 32, an Ann Arbor native and current researcher in Cambridge, Massachusetts, found out that his sexual partner of over four years wanted both of them to start taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a prescription drug currently available to help prevent the spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), he was perplexed. Both […]

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Growing Relationship Between Youth Athletes and Substance Abuse Cause of Concern for Parents

As a 10-year-old carving throughout the smooth ice, making goals just as frequently as forming a new friendship, Andrew Magee, now 23-years-old, would have never expected his passion to result in addiction. Playing youth hockey through the city of Plymouth, he said, was relatively stress-free, but the pressure grew as he did. During high school, […]

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Self Driving Vehicles are coming, but are you ready?

  Barren winter trees and an eerie silence surround the desolate winding road leading up to one of the mostly highly classified areas on the University of Michigan campus. As the gate opens, and the background becomes clear, a hauntingly similar Ann Arbor is revealed. There are replicas of all distinct aspects of the University […]

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Church Plans to Drill for Oil

Citizens of Southfield brave the cold and hold signs stating “Thou Shalt Not Drill” outside of the property of Word of Faith International Christian Center.  It’s below freezing, but they stand outside for hours early on Sunday morning before church.  They stand around and talk to each other as they try to grab the attention […]

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Michigan Residents React to Zika

A diverse group of people begins to trickle into a conference room at the University of Michigan. A pregnant woman waddles in and takes a seat while a jittery undergraduate student debates with a friend about whether or not to cancel her trip to Brazil this summer. These Michigan residents made their way to U […]

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