Environment

6:49 am
Mon February 17, 2014

State Officials Say Liquid Manure Spill Threatening Rabbit River

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Assessing the problem has been hampered by ice cover
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
ALLEGAN COUNTY, MI - Michigan environmental regulators say a plume of liquid manure is making its way though county waterways toward the Rabbit River after an equipment malfunction at a Hopkins area dairy farm.
Nuclear Power
2:28 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

The Costs and Risks of Nuclear Power

Palisades Nuclear Power Plant
Credit Official Nuclear Regulatory Commission Photo

Extended interview with Alfred Meyer - web version

A social activist says nuclear power is expensive for the public, and a safety risk. 

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6:21 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Protesters in Kalamazoo oppose Keystone XL Pipeline

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State Representative Aric Nesbitt says project should move forward after report from the State Department
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - More than 40 protestors marched through downtown Kalamazoo on Monday night holding signs and candles hoping to raise awareness about the U.S. State Department's declaration that a proposed Keystone XL pipeline wouldn't have any impact on climate change.
7:21 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Problems discovered at Palisades during refueling shutdown

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Flaws were discovered during inspections, but Nuclear Regulatory Commission says there's no evidence of a leak before planned shutdown on January 19th
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI - During Palisades Nuclear Power Plant's shutdown for refueling and maintenance, flaws were found in more than a dozen of the control rod drive mechanism housings, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission reported Jan. 30. The Covert Township nuclear power plant was removed from service Jan. 19.
11:28 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Kalamazoo backyard bird count includes some rare sightings

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The count recorded increases in tree sparrows, dark-eyed juncos and other species of birds.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - In amongst the murder of crows, the gaggle of geese and the murmuration of starlings that bird watchers spotted at the Kalamazoo Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count, a few treasures were spotted. Two bald eagles. A peregrine falcon. Even a grebe, never recorded on this count before, said Audubon member Russ Schipper.

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