Environment

The federal government aims to prevent future oil spills by making an example of Enbridge Energy. The company has reached a $177 million settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice.

Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) Plans are getting underway to send less trash to landfills in Michigan and to find more ways to re-use it. 

Carolyn Kaster/AP

Great Lakes Echo Commentator Gary Wilson says there are federal investigations into the Flint water crisis, but he says not much is known beyond that. 


Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

A hot and dry summer may mean fewer mosquitos. But a Michigan State University Entomology Professor says that the mosquitos that are found may pose a greater threat of carrying the West Nile Virus. 


The Southwest Michigan Mosquito Squad sprays down the back yard of a homeowner on Kalamazoo's east side
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

The wetter the summer, the more mosquitos you’re likely to find outside. In hot, dry summers like this there are fewer mosquitoes, but the ones there are are a greater threat. That’s because West Nile virus spreads more easily in warm weather. This summer Michigan State University has predicted an outbreak of West Nile in Michigan.   


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