Environment

8:03 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

"Green" Health Care Facilities in Battle Creek

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Borgess Health Care Park is scheduled to open in June
The lawns, ponds and forest around one of Battle Creek’s newest health care facilities are an example of modern design merging with its environment to create a pleasing landscape, but there’s another purpose at work.
11:33 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Enbridge Pipeline Protester to Face Trial After Appeals Court Ruling

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Chris Wahmhoff has also announced that he is running for U.S. Senate
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
BATTLE CREEK, MI -- Chris Wahmhoff, the Kalamazoo man who protested inside an Enbridge oil pipeline last year, will face trial. The case was ordered back to Calhoun County Circuit Court for trial after a Michigan Appeals Court judge reversed the decision by Circuit Judge James Kingsley to dismiss a resisting and obstructing police charge.
8:57 pm
Sun April 20, 2014

Cool Summer Could Follow Michigan's Cold Winter

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Meteorologist says forecast gives Michigan a slight to moderate change of being colder than normal
The question in everyone's mind is if the cold winter will carry over into spring and summer. One way to forecast out that far is to look at similar cold years in the past. For the rest of April, we should stay in a general northwest flow in the upper atmosphere, as the top temperature graphic shows.
8:43 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Kalamazoo Woman Sentenced to 26 Days in Jail for Trying to Block Enbridge Pipeline

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Jessica Clark was arrested in August and again in September protesting pipeline expansion
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
LA PORTE, IND. -- A Kalamazoo resident arrested twice last summer for trying to block Enbridge Energy from expanding its oil pipeline in northern Indiana was sentenced Wednesday morning to 26 days in the LaPorte County Jail in LaPorte, Ind.
WestSouthwest
12:00 am
Wed April 16, 2014

WSW: How Passenger Pigeons Went from "Billions to None"

Male (left) and female passenger pigeons, in illustration.
Credit Joel Greenberg / Project Passenger Pigeon

Passenger pigeons once outnumbered all other birds in North America. When migrated they moved in huge flocks, sometimes comprising more than a billion birds. The largest nesting ever recorded covered 850 square miles.

That was in 1871. Just a few decades later, passenger pigeons were all but gone from the wild.

By the end of 1914 they were extinct.

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