climate change

6:19 am
Thu July 31, 2014

More Crops Planted in Midwest, Warming Climate Among Reasons

Officials say trend is expected to continue
More crops were planted in the northern Midwest this year than last year, including Michigan, according to a federal report. The U.S. Department of Agriculture report says that Michigan farmers planted 300,000 more acres of principal crops this year than last year.
Carbon Tax
7:10 am
Mon July 7, 2014

WSW: Is a Carbon Tax the Answer to Climate Change?

Smokestacks in Champaign, Illinois
Credit Dori/Wikicommons


Dana Mains say her two year old daughter is the inspiration for getting involved in the effort to address climate change. 

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8:47 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Report Critical of Kellogg's Efforts on Climate Change

Kellogg representative says company "has long been committed to doing what is right for environment and society"
Kellogg Co. has one of the worst track records among the largest food and beverage companies in addressing climate change and is "not doing nearly enough to cut their own carbon footprint," according to a report released late Monday.
Richard Alley
9:20 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

WSW: Climate Change Science Made Accessible

Smoke from chimneys in Tokyo
Credit Eugene Hoshiko, The Associated Press


Richard Alley's work on climate science made him a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. 

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11:57 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Oil-for-Carbon Bills Signed

State Rep. Aric Nesbitt speaks during the bill signing ceremony at WMU's Geological Repository.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

State Representative Aric Nesbitt says new laws on oil drilling will benefit Michigan’s economy and its environment. That’s because they promote carbon sequestration as a way to squeeze oil from underused wells.

Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley signed House Bills 4885, 5254, 5255 and 5274 at the Western Michigan University Geological Repository Tuesday morning.

Operators pump carbon dioixde gas down a well to force oil to rise to the surface. The gas is meant to stay underground indefinitely, out of the atmosphere where it would contribute to the greenhouse effect.

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