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A crowd of protestors march toward a body of water. A protest sign reads "Evict Enbridge."

At the Heart of the Turtle Gathering, protestors called for the shutdown of Enbridge Line 5 and cancellation of the proposed tunnel project. (Samantha Anderer/Medill)

Northwestern University
Land management debates puncture the broader political context of energy, oil and climate change, Samantha Anderer reports. In northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula, controversy surrounds the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline.

The Mighty Mac towers over the blue waters of the Straits of Mackinac; hundreds of feet below the surface lurks Line 5. (Jenna Spray/Medill)

Northwestern University
The decision to revoke the easement allowing a crude oil pipeline — Line 5 — to operate comes after more than 15 months of investigation into possible environmental and safety risks, reports Jenna Spray for Medill.  
The George Washington University, Spring 2016 Editorial Intern
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National Science Foundation
The development of the Global Climate Change Teacher Institute by Kurt Pregitzer of the Michigan Technological University has resulted in the training of dozens of middle and high school teachers from around the country in physical, chemical, and... Read More
Planet Forward
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