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Pipeline, Straits of Mackinac

Straits of Mackinac at risk?

More than 700 miles of shoreline in lakes Huron and Michigan are potentially vulnerable to oil spills if the pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac ruptures.

Michigan bobcat selfie

Into the woods

From bobcats to badgers and fawns to foxes, U-M camera-trap project captures hundreds of thousands of Michigan wildlife selfies.

Vivace device

Startup bets on ‘slow water’

Experts are testing the first commercial-scale prototype of a device that uses slow-moving river and ocean currents to generate electricity.

From the edge of the Arctic: Brie Van Dam, COE

From the edge of the Arctic

At a remote climate change research outpost, engineer Brie Van Dam, BS ’07, helps track the planet’s vital signs.