Environment

7:42 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Snyder Calls for Quicker Action on Asian Carp

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Governor says greater "atmosphere of crisis" could help reach solution
Editor's note: Great Lakes Echo commentator Gary Wilson sat down with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder in Chicago for a one-on-one interview Friday. Here's Wilson's take on what the governor had to say. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder brought his Great Lakes message to Chicago today as the region's governors gathered in Chicago for an annual meeting.
7:14 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Prescribed Burn Conducted to Allow for Return of Native Plants

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Window of time for burns is limited
Once the afternoon burn started, people started showing up, one car after another to Window on the Waterfront - the heavy, black smoke caused by burning invasive phragmites couldn't be missed.Those looking for tall, wild flames ripping through the Macatawa Marsh were probably a tad underwhelmed, but that's why it's called a controlled or prescribed burn.
6:07 am
Thu April 24, 2014

WMU Gets Most Votes in Climate Leadership Video Competition

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Western has been nominated three of the five years the competition has been held
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Western Michigan University was the top vote-getter of this year's Climate Leadership Awards Video Competition, Second Nature and Planet Forward announced April 21. During the video competition, which took place April 1-15, more than 28,000 votes were cast on videos created by the 2014 Second Nature Climate Leadership Award finalists.
6:10 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Residents, City Leaders Call for Total Cleanup of Allied Paper Landfill

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EPA is considering multiple options to clean up PCB's
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - While U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials again presented six options Tuesday night for the cleanup of the Allied Paper Site, local leaders and residents in attendance reiterated that a complete cleanup is the only choice for Kalamazoo.
7:16 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Three Bears go on exhibit at Binder Park Zoo

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The bears arrived at the zoo in 2012
More than a year's worth of effort culminated on Monday afternoon with some enthusiastic tree climbing.

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