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Volunteers Needed for Frog Survey

Apr 21, 2017
Jen Tagett / Kalamazoo Nature Center

For the past 20 years, volunteers and biologists have been listening at night. They try to hear the songs of 13 kinds of frogs and toads in Michigan. Wildlife biologist Lori Sargent at the State Department of Natural Resources says the annual amphibian survey is a good way to monitor the environment.

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

A Kalamazoo judge has agreed to leave some statements that accused mass shooter Jason Dalton made to police after his arrest out of Dalton’s trial. The court will allow the use of other parts of Dalton’s interviews.

Plant Threatens Michigan Monarchs

Apr 20, 2017
Saginaw Bay CISMA

Since 2012 a poisonous plant has affected how monarch butterflies in Michigan develop. Swallow-wort was not seen as a problem when it was first brought to the United States during the 19th century. But now the decorative plant in gardens is a threat to monarchs.

Watching Lawn Fertilizer Can Help Great Lakes

Apr 20, 2017
Community Members chat at the Vine Neighborhood Community Garden during a Common Grounds-hosted gardens tour - file photo
Maggie Kane

The Great Lakes have been struggling for years in its battle against phosphorous loading. While experts say much of the phosphorous is coming from farms, there’s plenty the average gardener can do to help keep from adding to the problem. 

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

A Kalamazoo County commissioner has withdrawn a resolution against a controversial oil pipeline. The resolution called for the shutdown of Enbridge Energy’s Line 5, which runs through the Straits of Mackinac.

Democratic board member Mike Quinn pulled the resolution on Tuesday when it appeared that it would not pass a vote. Only four members of the board expressed clear support for the resolution at the commission’s Committee of the Whole meeting.


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