2:57 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Kalamazoo River Oil Spill Clean-up Cost Over $1.2 Billion

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The estimate is included in new documents filed with the federal Securities and Exchange Commission.
MARSHALL, MI - The largest inland oil spill in U.S. history has cost Canadian energy giant Enbridge $1.21 billion to clean up - a substantially higher figure than previously estimated. In a securities filing this week, Enbridge Energy Partners reported the total cleanup cost of the 2010 Kalamazoo River oil spill to be $85.9 million higher than figures released last year.
6:12 am
Tue April 29, 2014

New Fracking Rules for Michigan

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DEQ rules being revised for the first time since 2011
New rules for hydraulic fracturing - or fracking - oil and gas well drilling will increase information available to concerned residents and keep better track of water impacts, state and environmental officials said. Fracking is a controversial drilling practice where water mixed with chemicals and sand is blasted underground through high-pressure injection, causing tiny fractures in mineral layers to release oil and natural gas.
9:30 pm
Sun April 27, 2014

Ice Cover Left on Some of Great Lakes

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Lake Michigan still has 15% ice cover, higher than normal for April
Lake Superior is still over 60 percent covered in ice as of yesterday Saturday April 26, 2014. The satellite pictures shown above were the latest I could find that had clear skies and good vision of the ice. These high resolution satellite images come from April 23 and April 24, 2014.
Monarch Butterflies
8:15 am
Wed February 26, 2014

WSW: The Path of the Monarch Butterfly

Cluster of monarch butterflies in Santa Cruz, California
Credit Brocken Inaglory, Wikicommons

Western Michigan University Biological Sciences Professor Stephen Malcolm says the population of the monarch butterfly in North America has dropped over the last 20 years. 

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7:11 am
Thu February 20, 2014

EPA Presents Options for Allied Paper Landfill, Residents Still Want Complete Removal

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Environmental Protection Agency is considering a range of options for cleaning up PCB contamination
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials presented six options Wednesday night for the cleanup of the Allied Paper site. But city residents, as well as city, county and state leaders in attendance made clear only one option - a complete cleanup of the site - is viable for Kalamazoo.