Environment

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.
12:38 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Nuclear Regulator Say Broken Piece of Metal Should Have No Impact on Safety

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NRC says plant will be able to operate safely with metal lodged in reactor
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI - A broken piece of metal from an impeller blade should have no impact on the reactor vessel or fuel at Palisades Nuclear Power Plant, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission reported Monday. Palisades returned to service Sunday, after a 55 day outage for refueling and maintenance.

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