Environment

WRVO

(Oswego, New York) Historically high water levels on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River are presenting the shipping industry with both challenges and opportunities. 


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(MPRN-Lansing) The state of Michigan has scrapped a risk study on Enbridge’s Line 5 and fired the contractor just a week before a first draft of the report was to be released. 

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

“Watch out!” someone called as a work boot landed with a thud on the banks of the creek that runs by Kalamazoo’s Interfaith Homes.

“Timberlands,” a volunteer notes, examining the waterlogged footwear.


Karen Douglas / Kalamazoo Nature Center

The Kalamazoo Nature Center unveils a new solar panel array Wednesday to mark the summer solstice. The panels generate a third of the power needed to run the Nature Center. 

An EPA employee holds one of the types of booms used to clean up the Kalamazoo River oil spill in 2010. Patrick Miles of the U.S. Attorney's Office (middle) and acting EPA regional administrator Robert Kaplan (right) made the announcement about the Enbrid
WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) Enbridge Energy says pressure tests on two sections of Line 5 that runs under the Straits of Mackinac show the pipeline is well-maintained and does not pose a threat to the Great Lakes. 

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