Michiganders will soon know more about the state’s natural resources than ever before. Thanks to a 500 thousand dollar state grant, the Michigan Geological Survey will conduct statewide resource mapping.
The invasive in question is a hybrid cattail, a mix between a native species and an invasive plant..
The conservancy is calling these “tipping point projects.”
There are four total, including a trail system at Saginaw State University, the cleaning of 10 vacant lots across the city, the renovation of 16-acres at Celebration Square, and a newly paved trail along the city’s riverfront.
Zachary Branigan is the executive director of the Saginaw Basin Conservancy. He said they decided to launch projects in the city a few years ago…
“One thing we really wanted to do is reach out the the community. So over the past year before we started these projects we did a community engagement process. That really involved us going into the community and listening and looking for projects that made sense.”
Branigan said the conservancy is performing around 300 thousand dollars worth of work in the city. He says if all goes as planned, the projects should be completed next year.
At least 6,000 barrels of gasoline spilled from the pipeline — causing supply issues across the southeastern United States.
Patrick DeHaan is a Senior Petroleum Analyst with GasBuddy.com
“Michigan gas prices will be likely unaffected completely by what’s taking place in the southeast. Price movements will likely continue but they will not be reflective of the situation in the southeast.”
DeHaan says Michigan, along with much of the Midwest, generally gets most of its gas from refineries in Ohio, Indiana, and in the Chicago area.
He says Michigan gas prices have been falling since an unrelated price spike last week.
Researchers are currently working to develop new technology to let certain fish through a dam – and capture invasive species.
The ten-year project has just begun with researchers brainstorming new ideas for a fish passage system. Continue reading
They hope to preserve these trees for use against the growing impact of global warming.
You may never have heard of Douglass Houghton, but the historical figure is getting a much deserved historical marker in the U.P.
Houghton was Michigan’s first geologist. He helped Michigan become a state. Continue reading
The dam was slowly releasing water so it could undergo maintenance.
Across the Great Lakes shipwrecks could soon receive a brand new buoy system, that will help divers and boats alike reduce damage to these historic sites.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has spent two (m) million dollars so far on the criminal investigation into the Flint water crisis.
They say they have found a way to engineer films of microbes and bioelectrodes that convert waste into electricity.
An effort to ban fracking in Michigan has hit another roadblock.
The state gave the company a 90 day period to install more supports to avoid having its easement revoked.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is looking for private landowners in northern lower Michigan to enroll their property in the Hunting Access Program.
The program allows hunters to use the property. Continue reading
Over the years the wolf population has steadily declined in Isle Royale National Park- leaving the park with only two wolves left.
The second part of the state ‘s strategy is a focus on promoting water-based recreation and exploring the untapped potential of the revitalization of waterfronts.
Cloverland Electric customers in the UP could receive refunds totalling millions of dollars from a power plant in Marquette.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has been looking into allegations the Presque Isle Power Plant over- charged customers. Continue reading