There’s growing concern about the Line 5 pipeline that runs along the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac from St. Ignace to Mackinaw City. Those who live along the pipeline are worried about a lack of information – but that could change with an upcoming forum hosted by the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council. Continue reading
Steve Keck, a Coast Guard Contingency Preparedness Specialist, said a simulation of this size takes about a year to plan.
Now, one of Michigan’s congressmen is urging Michiganders to write to the Canadian government, in opposition to the plan. Continue reading
A bill that would make major changes to Michigan’s solar power laws is getting some pushback.
Businesses in Michigan are being rewarded for wanting to be energy efficient.
Michigan company Short’s Brewery out of Elk Rapids, was awarded a $35,164 federal grant.
Central Michigan University received the largest single amount at $100,000.
The Pacific Ocean is warmer than normal for this time of year, especially around the equator. This could spell out a break from the cold harsh winters in recent years. Continue reading
She introduced the ‘Stop Nuclear Waste by our Lakes Act’. It invokes a century old treaty between the U.S and Canada on Great Lakes issues. Continue reading
Governor Rick Snyder has declared a State of Emergency in Grand Traverse County in response to severe weather earlier this month.
The storms knocked out power across the region, and downed thousands of trees, including many on state property. Continue reading
But local park officials aren’t sure where all the trash is coming from.
An organization that teaches people about limiting their impact on the outdoors is coming to the Huron-Manistee National Forest August 11-16.
“Leave No Trace” travels around the country, stopping in areas with fragile ecosystems. Continue reading
According to Cameron Davis, the senior adviser to the administrator of the EPA, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is one of the few pieces of legislation that repeatedly gets bi-partisan support.
State wildlife officials confirm a third deer from a mid-Michigan forest has tested positive for chronic wasting disease.
These are the first instances of chronic wasting disease found in the wild in Michigan. It’s already been found in 20 states and two Canadian provinces. Continue reading
Just over twenty million fish were taken from nurseries and strategically placed in streams and lakes across the state. Continue reading
State parks in central and northern Michigan are taking part in a celebration for the Perseid meteor shower starting August 8th through the 15th.
“Meteors and S’mores” will feature different events each night while them meteor shower is visible in the night sky — including movies, campfires — and free s’mores! Continue reading
President Obama’s plan to reduce carbon emissions will have a profound effect on Michigan’s energy policy overhaul, but no one agrees yet on how.
The Charlevoix community is welcoming a new multi-use trail, after 20 years of efforts.
The nearly five-mile long trail allows bikers, walkers, and snowmobiles. Continue reading
The coastal resiliency project is a partnership between the state, the University of Michigan, LIAA and the Michigan Association of Planning. Continue reading
A wildfire in Marquette County is mostly under control after burning through the night.
The cause of the 80-acre wildfire has not yet been determined. However, wildfire experts say dry conditions and warm weather were major influences. Continue reading
Nestled 20 miles or so northeast of Gaylord is an area of forest that holds generations of rich historical significance. It is an area 120,000 acres strong and will soon be a site of discovery and learning. Continue reading
The risk of wildfires in northern lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula is extremely high heading into this weekend.
Recent high temperatures and continued dry conditions have prompted the Department of Natural Resources to raise the warning level to “extremely high.” Continue reading
Environmental activists rallied at the state Capitol today to protest an oil and gas pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac. The pipeline is operated by Enbridge Energy – the company responsible for a massive oil spill in the Kalamazoo River in 2010. Continue reading
An environmental group says it’s getting ready to sue the federal government for failing to enforce an underwater pipeline safety rule.