Environment

Snyder's Signature Legalizes Wolf Hunting...Again

Dec 22, 2016
J.A. Vucetich and R.O. Peterson

(MPRN-Lansing)  Wolves are back on the list of huntable game in Michigan. But don’t grab your rifle just yet. Wolves are still on the federal endangered species list, so the law won’t take effect until they’re removed. 

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) A major rewrite of Michigan’s energy policy is on its way to Governor Rick Snyder. 

Plastic Bags Bill On Its Way To Governor Snyder

Dec 1, 2016
Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Changes could be coming for how retailers handle the use of plastic bags. That’s if Governor Rick Snyder signs a bill that won final approval in the legislature Thursday. 

File photo of the South Haven lighthouse
WMUK

Great Lakes Echo Commentator Gary Wilson says this year’s election should have taught everyone the hazards of making predictions. So instead of forecasting how President-elect Donald Trump will address the Great Lakes, Wilson has some suggestions. 


An assortment of microplastics
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

One year after the United States banned microbeads - the small plastic particles you might see in a face scrub - scientists are now turning their attention to microfibers - hairlike plastics in our clothing.

Both types of plastic have been cluttering up oceans, rivers, and lakes. But clothing and personal care products aren’t the biggest sources of microplastics. Scientists are having a hard time finding out what these microplastics are and where they come from. 


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