Category Archives: Technology

‘Purple mats’ may be the key to increase in oxygen 2.4 billion years ago

Sinkhole_Hoyt_May 30 -31_2012__126 (2)Sinkholes in Lake Huron could hold clues to the oxygenation of Earth 35 hundred million years ago.

That’s because the sinkholes are home to purple mats – microbial organisms that are distant cousins of some of the first life on Earth.

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A new high school aviation program is slated to begin this fall in Emmet County


Emmet County is hoping to help address a nationwide shortage of pilots and aircraft mechanics, by teaching high school students to take to the skies.

Harbor Springs, Pellston and Alanson public schools will send upperclassman to the Pellston Airport. Continue reading

Bill could make it easier for domestic abuse victims to end cell phone contracts


Ending a cell phone plan early can be costly. But now a new set of bills in Lansing could make it easier for domestic abuse victims to get out of a contract.

It can cost up to five hundred dollars to terminate a phone plan, it can be even harder to transfer numbers.

A new proposal in the state House would help victims of partner abuse separate from shared wireless or phone contracts, with a court order, even if they aren’t on the plan. Continue reading

Federal government attempting to keep Asian carp out of Great Lakes

The Federal government has given the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee an increased budget, in an attempt to keep the invasive fish out of the Great Lakes.

But some scientists say it’s a battle the federal government simply cannot win.
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Michigan AG requests more info about Straits pipeline

DSC_1301Michigan Attorney General Bill Shuette has requested unrestricted access to documents from Enbridge Energy regarding its pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac.

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MSU Extension bridges generational gap in agriculture with technology

Msu extension logoMichigan State University Extension will host an event in mid-March aimed at helping those new to agriculture get a head start.
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