Environment

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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
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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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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has released an update on the health of the state's forests, including threats posed by insects and diseases.

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As snow and ice cover recede from Michigan lakes, officials say people should be prepared to see dead fish or other aquatic creatures in the water.

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The state is close to running out of money to clean thousands of abandoned, polluted properties all across Michigan.

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In 2016, Michigan landfills took in more than 49 million cubic yards of solid waste. Some of that total included food particles that were thrown out by restaurants and food processing facilities.  

The city of Lansing is trying to reduce that environmental impact with a pilot program known as “Scraps to Soil.”


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U.S. Representatives from Michigan, Ohio and Illinois look to President Trump for invasive species help.

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Michigan has spent or obligated almost all of a dedicated source of funding needed to clean up and redevelop 7,000 polluted sites across the state, leaving lawmakers to question the Snyder administration on what, if any, plan there is to ask voters for permission to borrow more money.

Federal environmental officials are conducting tests to determine whether harmful contaminants from an old industrial complex in Lansing are seeping out of the ground.

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