Environment

8:43 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Kalamazoo Woman Sentenced to 26 Days in Jail for Trying to Block Enbridge Pipeline

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Jessica Clark was arrested in August and again in September protesting pipeline expansion
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
LA PORTE, IND. -- A Kalamazoo resident arrested twice last summer for trying to block Enbridge Energy from expanding its oil pipeline in northern Indiana was sentenced Wednesday morning to 26 days in the LaPorte County Jail in LaPorte, Ind.
WestSouthwest
12:00 am
Wed April 16, 2014

WSW: How Passenger Pigeons Went from "Billions to None"

Male (left) and female passenger pigeons, in illustration.
Credit Joel Greenberg / Project Passenger Pigeon

Passenger pigeons once outnumbered all other birds in North America. When they migrated they moved in huge flocks, sometimes comprising more than a billion birds. The largest nesting ever recorded covered 850 square miles.

That was in 1871. Just a few decades later, passenger pigeons were all but gone from the wild.

By the end of 1914 they were extinct.

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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

WestSouthwest with Richard Alley

    

Richard Alley's work on climate science made him a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He's also tried to explain the science to a larger audience. 

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7:08 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Snyder Wants to Double Recycling in Michigan

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State officials say plan could also create nearly 13,000 jobs
Gov. Rick Snyders administration is rolling out a statewide recycling plan today to boost Michigans recycling efforts that lag well behind most of its Midwestern neighbors.
6:31 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

Planned Nuclear Waste Facility Raises Concerns in Great Lakes

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Joint review panel in Canada asking questions about viability
Some materials that would be stored in a proposed underground nuclear waste facility less than a mile from Lake Huron are hundreds of times more radioactive than was told to Canadian government officials considering the site.

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