Environment

Opera Explores Lake Erie's Problems

Nov 15, 2017
Flickr/Ohio DNR

It may be hard to imagine a composer being inspired by public hearings and court cases. But Lake Erie and its problems take center stage in a new oratorio from Cleveland composer Margaret Brouwer.


Dave Kraker / Minnesota Public Radio

A recent study showed that Lakes Michigan and Huron have changed drastically. 


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A video game developed by a Michigan State University assistant professor supports "eco-terrorism" by enabling players to zap imaginary oil pipelines with lightning bolts, an industry group said Wednesday, although the designer countered that it's not meant to incite violence.

Great Lakes Issues Highlight Conference This Week

Oct 16, 2017
Great Lakes Today

The Healing Our Waters Great Lakes Restoration Conference is under way this week, bringing attention to critical Great Lakes issues. 

Environmental Groups Seeking New Issues, New Faces

Sep 27, 2017
Great Lakes Today

The environmental movement is changing dramatically, reaching out for new issues and new people – especially minorities. 

environmental cleanup
Flickr - NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

The state of Michigan is working on a plan to reduce pollution in Lake Erie, but the Michigan Environmental Council says the plan doesn’t do enough.

 


View of Great Lakes from space
Jeff Schmaltz / NASA/GSFC

Congressional budget writers are proposing to overrule President Donald Trump’s call for eliminating a program that funds Great Lakes cleanup efforts.

Grand River photo
WKAR File Photo

The director of Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality is delaying a decision on whether a fish farming operation can substantially boost production of rainbow trout on the Au Sable River.

Via AP Photo/Al Goldis

The attorney general on Thursday called for shutting down twin oil pipelines beneath the waterway where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet, as the state released a consultant’s report outlining alternative scenarios for the future of oil transport in the ecologically sensitive tourist destination.

View of the Flint river
Maria Palmo / WKAR-MSU

The state has authorized spending $4 million more to defend its environmental agency and current and former regulators against criminal charges and lawsuits related to Flint’s water crisis.

environmental cleanup
Flickr - NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

A Michigan panel has approved a $15 million cut to environmental cleanup spending as work continues to finalize the state budget.

Robert Richardson photo
Courtesy / Robert Richardson

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is replacing half the members of an advisory board, including a Michigan State University faculty member.

Peter Whorf / WKAR AM/FM/TV

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Crews are fanning out this spring to stock hundreds of Michigan lakes and streams with young fish.

 

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OSCEOLA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A small community has denied a request for a permit to build a new pumping station by a bottled-water company that wants to pump more groundwater in western Michigan.

 

MSU study examines crime reduction through greening

Apr 19, 2017
msutoday

Landscaping the yards of vacant properties can help reduce crime rates in urban neighborhoods, according to a new Michigan State University study.

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