Environment

Great Lakes Policy
9:17 am
Mon November 17, 2014

WSW: Snyder's Re-Election May Drive Great Lakes Policy

Saugatuck Dunes
Credit John Haberstroh/Wikimedia Commons

Governor Rick Snyder's re-election has ramifications for economic and social issues, as well as the Great Lakes. 

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Wolf Hunt
4:21 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

WSW: Wolf Hunting Science and Politics

Gray Wolf at Seney National Wildlife Refuge in the Upper Peninsula
Credit Seney Natural History Association/Wikimedia Commons

    

The co-founder of the International Wolf Center says wolf hunting continues to be clouded by politics. 

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7:45 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Michigan Department of Natural Resources Confirms Cougar Sightings in Upper Peninsula

There have been evidence or sightings in 11 counties in the eastern U.P.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has confirmed photos of two recent sightings of a cougar in the Upper Peninsula. DNR officials believe the cat (puma concolor couguar) is probably the same animal in each photo, which were snapped by a trail camera in Mackinac County in November and another with a cellphone in Chippewa County in late October.
7:26 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Former Oil Spill Worker's Lawsuit Against Enbridge Dismissed

John Bolenbaugh said Enbridge ordered a subcontractor to fire him in 2010
A judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit against Enbridge Inc. filed by a former worker. John Bolenbaugh had sued the company arguing he was fired in 2010 as a worker hired to clean oil from a spill into the Kalamazoo River.
6:21 am
Tue November 11, 2014

List of Banned Invasive Species Updated

Department of Natural Resources officially added the species on Monday
Killer shrimp, red swamp crayfish and five other water-dwelling animals are officially banned from Michigan for threatening the balance of life in our lakes. The prohibited, invasive species are illegal to possess if they're alive, as there is concern that they will hurt existing populations in the aquatic food chain.

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