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Photo Friday: Michigan ice skirts04/25/2014

These photos taken by Ken Scott on April 14 show ice skirts formed near the bottom of trees and shrubs in northern Michigan. The images are posted on the Earth Science Picture of the Day feature produced by NASA's Earth Sciences Division. This phenomenon was caused by heavy springtime rain falling on top of several […] ... MORE

Photo Friday: Manitowoc Breakwater Lighthouse04/25/2014

This picture of a perfectly clear sunrise over Lake Michigan was taken by Catherine Egger in Manitowoc, Wisc. during the summer of 2013. The city of Manitowoc is about 40 miles southeast of Green Bay, and the lighthouse in the distance is the Manitowac Breakwater Lighthouse, which has been a part of the shoreline for […] ... MORE

Michigan officials increasingly convert paved roads to gravel ones as lawmakers debate how to fund repairs04/25/2014

The rough winter has given Michigan's road funding concerns a violent push into statewide spotlight as discussion swirls at the Capitol. ... MORE

Thanks to harsh winter, golf courses face tee time delays04/24/2014

Golf courses in Michigan have reopened after a prolonged winter freeze that caused costly damage and set revenue behind for the season. ... MORE

Turtles vs. turbines04/24/2014

An Ontario court has ruled in favor of a wind turbine project that put environmental groups at odds with each other. On one side are supporters of an alternative energy project. On the other are those favoring the protection of a threatened turtle species and fragile soil. Prince Edward County Field Naturalists (PECFN) took Ostrander Point Gilead Power Inc. to court to challenge the Ontario Ministry of the Environment's approval of nine wind turbines near Lake Ontario in Prince Edward County. The court decision - now on hold pending a further appeal - would allow Ostrander to start construction after the Environmental Review Tribunal revoked the Ministry's approval. The project is planned for a site 15 kilometers, or nine miles south of Picton. The naturalists group is appealing the decision. ... MORE

Trial to begin in Michigan asbestos case04/23/2014

By Eric Freedman Great Lakes Echo A jury trial is scheduled to begin April 29 on asbestos-related criminal charges stemming from the conversion of a former Bay City. Mich., church into a charter school. Roy Bradley Sr. and Gerald Essex are accused of violating the Clean Air Act by failing to properly handle, remove and […] ... MORE

State, university officials and entrepreneurs waiting for drone industry take-off04/23/2014

The status of using what are also called Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - UAVs -commercially is in a holding pattern after a federal judge ruled last month that the Federal Aviation Administration had no authority to issue a $10,000 fine against a Virginia drone pilot. That set off celebrations in the drone community that were short-lived. ... MORE

Some wastes would be reused, not landfilled, under bills04/22/2014

Coal ash could be used in concrete, lime ash could be used for farming and copper sand could be made into shingles under legislation that would allow certain industries to sell byproducts that they now throw away. ... MORE

Researchers warn of health and environmental concerns surrounding livestock farms04/22/2014

By Kate Golden Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism Six leading researchers at Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health are warning northeastern Wisconsin rural residents that over-application of manure at intensive livestock operations could cause them a host of health problems and damage the environment. The authors, all at the school’s Center for a […] ... MORE

Mr. Great Lakes: Birds in Tawas, white-nosed bats and Earth Day04/21/2014

Mr. Great Lakes (Jeff Kart)┬áreports from Bay City, Michigan's┬áDelta College Q-90.1 FM. White-Nose Syndrome in Michigan, Birds in Tawas, and Earth Day in Bay City | Mr Great Lakes by Great Lakes Echo This week, Kart discusses the white-nose syndrome recently found in Michigan bats, the Tawas Point Birding Festival and Bay City’s plans for […] ... MORE