Environment

Bill McKibben
7:36 am
Wed October 9, 2013

WestSouthwest: Author and activist Bill McKibben on climate change

Bill McKIbben
Credit Steve Liptay

Interview with Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben is the founder of 350.org and the author of several books, his most recent is Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist

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4:17 pm
Sun October 6, 2013

Debate over removing Ceresco Dam

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Department of Natural Resources and Enbridge want dam removed. Community opposes.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
CERESCO, MI -- The Michigan Department of Natural Resources would like the Kalamazoo River to return to a free-flowing state. Enbridge, the Canadian pipeline company that leaked a million gallons of crude oil into Talmadge Creek and the Kalamazoo River in July 2010, would like to complete the conditions of its mandatory river clean-up.
Kalamazoo River
12:19 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

State assessment finds no "long term impact" on public health from contact on Kalamazoo River

Portions of the Kalamazoo River reopened in 2012 (file photo)
Credit WMUK

The Michigan Department of Community Health says it has evaluated surface water in the area of the 2010 oil spill on the Kalamazoo River. 

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7:52 pm
Sun September 29, 2013

Concerns raised over old dilapidated dams in Michigan

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Otsego and Trowbridge Dams on Kalamazoo River are considered "high-hazard" by Michigan Department of Natural Resources
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality oversees 88 potential high-hazard dams in the state - and all but six of them are approaching or past 50 years old, the average engineered lifespan for a dam.
6:50 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Researchers concerned about caffeine, drugs, other chemicals found in Lake Michigan

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Study raises questions about treatment systems at plants on lake
The new findings are alarming researchers, even as they continue to learn more about what the presence of these pharmaceuticals and personal care products means. The concern is that the products, or mixtures of them, might affect fish and other aquatic life in ways that harm the ecosystem.

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