Environment

An Old Spot pig at the Virtue Cider farm in Fennville
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

A Southwest Michigan cider maker will use pigs to help combat pests in its orchard. Virtue Cider in Fennville bought 18 Glouchestershire Old Spot pigs - also called “orchard pigs.” They’re known for eating bug-ridden apples that fall on the ground. 


Victor R. Caivano, The Associated Press / AP

For Sylvia Earle, a love of ocean came naturally at a young age, but she says it was life in the ocean has held her interest ever since. 


WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan could benefit from cleaner energy. That was the message of a report released Monday on model scenarios about Michigan’s energy future. 

Dense colonies of European frogbit can develop quickly in shallow, slow-moving water
Michigan Department of Natural Resources

An invasive aquatic plant has found its way into West Michigan lakes. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources confirmed European frogbit in two lakes in east Grand Rapids. European frogbit is a water plant with half-inch to two-inch leaves that look like small water lilies. 

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) State lawmakers want to make sure your city won’t tax or ban plastic grocery and retail bags. 

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