Environment

8:31 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Enbridge dredging in full-swing in Calhoun County

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Environmental Protection Agency order requires dredging 40 mile stretch of Kalamazoo River
Large pipes, buoys and pontoon boats have been placed throughout sections of the Kalamazoo River as Enbridge Inc. works to fulfill an order by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to do additional cleanup. "We're not talking about the oil that was in 2010," company spokesman Jason Manshum said at Enbridge's office in Marshall.
8:26 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Lawsuit filed over possible fracking in Allegan State Game area

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U.S. Secretary of the Department of the Interior and Bureau of Land Management are named as defendants
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - An Allegan County couple has filed a lawsuit against the federal government to prevent leasing of mineral rights for fracking in the Allegan State Game Area. John Davis Jr. and Marybeth Pritschet-Davis, whose Monterey Township property abuts the game area, filed the lawsuit on Thursday, Sept.
10:08 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Advocates of cleaning up Allied Paper Landfill still waiting for EPA report

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"Clean Up Not Cover Up" campaign held event Wednesday night
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - More than 70 people packed into Bell's Eccentric Cafe Thursday to hear an update on the Allied Paper site cleanup effort. Bruce Merchant, the former public works director for the city of Kalamazoo, who has continued to advocate on behalf of the city for cleanup of the Allied Paper landfill, told the crowd there wasn't much new information to report, but the campaign needs to keep its momentum during this waiting period.
9:32 pm
Mon September 2, 2013

Michigan behind other Great Lakes states in recycling programs

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Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says Michigan recycles about 20% of municipal solid waste, about 10 percentage points less than other Great Lakes states
LaDonna Woodlaw doesn't do much recycling. That's not to say she wouldn't. Woodlaw lives off Evergreen in Detroit, a section of the city that, like most, doesn't have curbside, throw-it-all-together recycling. If she remembers, she'll take a bag of recyclables when visiting her sister's house in Ecorse, which has curbside recycling, she said.
11:33 am
Sun August 18, 2013

Trees still hurting from 2012 drought

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Scientists at Michigan State University say they are trying to find a way to prevent more spruce trees from dying
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Trees in Southwest Michigan, and around the state, have been laid low by a combination of forces that include weather, management practices, age and a deadly combination new fungus diseases. Among the hardest hit is the backbone of Michigan landscaping -- the stately Colorado blue spruce.

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