Environment

6:21 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Protesters in Kalamazoo oppose Keystone XL Pipeline

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State Representative Aric Nesbitt says project should move forward after report from the State Department
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - More than 40 protestors marched through downtown Kalamazoo on Monday night holding signs and candles hoping to raise awareness about the U.S. State Department's declaration that a proposed Keystone XL pipeline wouldn't have any impact on climate change.
7:21 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Problems discovered at Palisades during refueling shutdown

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Flaws were discovered during inspections, but Nuclear Regulatory Commission says there's no evidence of a leak before planned shutdown on January 19th
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI - During Palisades Nuclear Power Plant's shutdown for refueling and maintenance, flaws were found in more than a dozen of the control rod drive mechanism housings, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission reported Jan. 30. The Covert Township nuclear power plant was removed from service Jan. 19.
11:28 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Kalamazoo backyard bird count includes some rare sightings

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The count recorded increases in tree sparrows, dark-eyed juncos and other species of birds.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - In amongst the murder of crows, the gaggle of geese and the murmuration of starlings that bird watchers spotted at the Kalamazoo Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count, a few treasures were spotted. Two bald eagles. A peregrine falcon. Even a grebe, never recorded on this count before, said Audubon member Russ Schipper.
6:30 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Federal appeals court allows lawsuit by Lake Michigan property owners to move forward

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Lower courts dismissed the lawsuit over shoreline erosion
A federal appeals court has kept alive a lawsuit filed by a group of Lake Michigan shoreline property owners who want compensation for erosion losses caused by the twin piers in St. Joseph.
Allied Paper landfill
6:20 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Upton encouraged by cost estimates of cleaning up landfill site

Allied Paper Landfill Portage Creek - file photo
Credit WMUK

Congressman Fred Upton discusses the Allied Paper Landfill site

West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton favors a complete removal of PCB contamination from the Allied Paper landfill site. 

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