Environment

Susan Montoya Bryan / Associated Press

Two companies have asked about installing solar panels on an old paper mill landfill near the Kalamazoo River, according to Cooper Township supervisor Jeff Sorensen. The township owns the land, where the presence of the landfill, though capped, limits future development.

Move Over Uber - The Army's Testing Driverless Vehicles

Nov 15, 2017
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

The day of the driverless car is coming - quickly. Autonomous vehicles have caught the attention of Uber, Google, and other companies. Now, you can add the U.S. military to that list. It hopes driverless vehicles will help save lives on the battlefield. Kevin Lavery at WKAR in East Lansing reports on a recent truck convoy test in Michigan for Great Lakes Today


MPRN

(MPRN-Lansing) State officials say they’re growing increasingly frustrated as Enbridge Energy reports new spots where Line Five has exposed metal. Line Five runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac between lakes Huron and Michigan. 

File photo of the South Haven lighthouse
WMUK

Environmental Policy Advisor and author Dave Dempsey says a budget is about setting priorities. He says states have to reshuffle priorities if they truly care about the Great Lakes. Dempsey says that’s especially true for Michigan, the Great Lakes state.


Shipt shopper Stacey Smith loads groceries into her car at a Meijer in Portage to deliver to a customer
Rebecca Thiele/WMUK

Grocery delivery services are growing in the United States. The retail trade group the Food Marketing Institute estimates that in eight years, 20 percent of grocery shopping will be done online. Though it may be convenient, some grocery delivery services are more environmentally-friendly than others. 


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