Environment

12:36 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

16 Dredging Projects Planned for Michigan and Wisconsin

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Congress allocated an additional $46.5-million for dredging the Great Lakes
Everybody knows water flows, but not many people know that the sediment below it does too. That' s why harbors need dredging, or excavating the gradually accumulated material at the bottom of the water and transporting it elsewhere. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District had planned eight dredging projects in Michigan and Wisconsin for 2014 worth $13.2 million.
8:09 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Congressman Fred Upton Questions EPA Administrator About Allied Paper Landfill

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Gina McCarthy appeared before Energy and Commerce Committee for hearing on EPA's budget
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Fred Upton on Wednesday asked U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy about her agency's ongoing plans to clean up the Allied Paper site in Kalamazoo.
6:47 am
Wed April 2, 2014

WMU Named Finalist for National Climate Leadership Award

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Voting by the public will take place until April 15th
  • Source: Wmich
  • | Via: University news release
KALAMAZOO-Western Michigan University is a finalist to win a 2014 Climate Leadership Award as part of an annual competition among the U.S. colleges and universities that are signatories of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment.
Farm City
9:09 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

WSW: City Life on the Farm

Urban garden in Chicago
Credit Linda from Chicago/Wikicommons

WestSouthwest with Novella Carpenter

Author Novella Carpenter says she grew up in the environment of "grow your own food." 

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12:20 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

No Contact Order Lifted for Two Allegan County Waterways

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Health officials say water samples show bacteria levels that are no longer significant
ALLEGAN COUNTY, MI -- County health officials have lifted a no-contact advisory for Bear Creek and parts of the Rabbit River after a February liquid manure spill from a farm. The advisory was issued Feb. 17 because of risk for high bacteria levels following the discovery of a stormwater system failure at the Schaendorf dairy farm in Monterey Township.

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