Environment

12:20 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

No Contact Order Lifted for Two Allegan County Waterways

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Health officials say water samples show bacteria levels that are no longer significant
ALLEGAN COUNTY, MI -- County health officials have lifted a no-contact advisory for Bear Creek and parts of the Rabbit River after a February liquid manure spill from a farm. The advisory was issued Feb. 17 because of risk for high bacteria levels following the discovery of a stormwater system failure at the Schaendorf dairy farm in Monterey Township.
7:17 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Adopt a Park Program Off to Good Start in Benton Harbor

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Conservancy president told board that only three properties have not been adopted
BENTON HARBOR - The Benton Harbor Parks & Recreation Conservancy, which took over managing 14 of the city's parks Jan. 1, is wasting no time as it prepares for spring.
Campus Sustainability
7:16 am
Tue March 25, 2014

WSW: Higher, and Greener Education

Solar panels at Western Michigan University - file photo
Credit WMUK

WestSouthwest with David Hales

 

The CEO of the group Second Nature will be the keynote speaker for a summit on sustainability this week at Western Michigan University. 

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5:00 pm
Sun March 23, 2014

Weather Expected to Delay Start of Great Lakes Shipping Season

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As of last week, 77% of the Great Lakes was covered with ice
Detroit The Great Lakes shipping season starts Tuesday, but you likely wont see freighters moving across their waters for a while. Blame it on the same thing responsible for this years bumper crop of potholes and longer school year the weather.
8:16 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Great Lakes Senators Call for Army Corps of Engineers to Stop Spread of Asian Carp

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Letter signed by Levin, Stabenow and others questions what criteria the corps would use to determine that an emergency exists
WASHINGTON - A group of U.S. senators representing Great Lakes states are pushing the Army Corps of Engineers to move forward with plans to stop Asian carp from entering the Lakes.

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