A partially constructed wind tunnel. A new type of wind power from the Sheerwind Company based in Minnesota. It funnels wind to increase wind speeds that then blow past propellers to make energy.
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The Michigan National Guard and the Air National Guard will work to make its bases - and the communities near them - resilient to climate change. This comes three years after President Obama signed an Executive Order that instructs federal agencies to help state and local leaders prepare for extreme weather caused by climate change. 

The EPA's current plan for Allied Paper Landfill
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It looks like the hazardous waste at Kalamazoo’s Allied Paper Landfill is here to stay. On Friday, the EPA released their final cleanup plan for the Superfund site. The mound of PCB contaminated soil will be consolidated to about half its size, leaving some of the land for redevelopment. 

An Old Spot pig at the Virtue Cider farm in Fennville
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

A Southwest Michigan cider maker will use pigs to help combat pests in its orchard. Virtue Cider in Fennville bought 18 Glouchestershire Old Spot pigs - also called “orchard pigs.” They’re known for eating bug-ridden apples that fall on the ground. 

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For Sylvia Earle, a love of ocean came naturally at a young age, but she says it was life in the ocean has held her interest ever since. 


(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan could benefit from cleaner energy. That was the message of a report released Monday on model scenarios about Michigan’s energy future.