Environment

6:49 am
Mon June 16, 2014

"Brutal" Season of Mosquitoes and Ticks Predicted in Michigan

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Winter's heavy snowfall was beneficial to some bugs such as ticks
If it feels as though you cant go out in the yard without getting covered in bug bites, youre not alone. Experts say Michigan is in for a brutal season for blood-sucking ticks and mosquitoes, which raises the risk of certain illnesses. Other bugs, such as bees, wasps, mayflies and spiders have returned to Metro Detroit as well.
9:00 pm
Sun June 15, 2014

Michigan Farmers Raise Concerns About New Federal Water Rules

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Farmers worry about additional paperwork, cost and time
Proposed revisions to water regulations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers have Michigan farmers wondering whether they'll eventually be harvesting more bureaucracy, delays and costs than crops. The EPA-Army Corps proposal would modify the federal Clean Water Act to more clearly define what constitutes "waters of the United States" subject to federal regulation.
6:44 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Great Lakes Forecast to Remain Cool in Summer

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Cool water will likely mean cooler air temperatures and more fog
Go ahead and dip your toes in the Big Lake, but that might be as far as you want to go for now.
6:33 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Lake Michigan Water Levels Continue to Rise

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Heavy winter snows and spring rain have helped bring lake back near historical average
Lake Michigan water levels continue to rise, with May's level coming up a foot above last year. The outlook through October puts the lake at or near its historical average for the first time in years.The level for May is 578.30 feet above sea level, more than a half-foot - 0.68 foot - above the April level.
SW Michigan
3:33 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

WMU Gets Sustainability Award

Solar panels near WMU's Miller Auditorium
Credit WMUK

Western Michigan University has won a "Climate Leadership Award". The honor by the group Second Nature recognizes efforts by colleges and universities to promote sustainability. Second Nature was started as part of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment that includes Western. It is among six schools picked for this year's award.

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