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New river reefs built to encourage fish spawning10/24/2014

To encourage fish spawning, Michigan Sea Grant and its research and industry partners are laying rock for new spawning habitat in the St. Clair River. ... MORE

University spawns robofish to monitor Great Lakes10/24/2014

A lot of sci-fi movies and books feature robots that look like people.  Think the Terminator or C-3PO. But a Michigan State University engineering professor went in a different direction when he started working on building a robotic fish about 10 years ago. Current State’s Mark Bashore talks with Dr. Xiaobo Tan, an associate professor […] ... MORE

Goosebuster and BirdXPeller fight disease from bird droppings10/23/2014

It's an aerial defense of human health. ... MORE

Big freeze to contain contaminated water at Fukushima10/23/2014

In March of 2011, an earthquake and tsunami in Japan resulted in a nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. Three of the plants six reactors melted down, and substantial amounts of radioactive material was released. That includes contaminated water that escaped from the three units. Containing that water has proven to be an […] ... MORE

DNR official explains carp DNA discovery10/22/2014

Stopping new invasive species from taking hold in the basin has become a top priority for Michigan and other Great Lakes states. At the top of their hit list: Asian carp. The non-native fish have already infiltrated the Mississippi River system, crowding out native species and creating a nuisance for boaters. Experts worry that an […] ... MORE

Michigan National Guard tests novel wind funnels10/22/2014

Device captures wind from all directions and concentrates it. ... MORE

Last winter's cold legacy: Fall colors slower to peak10/21/2014

Winter stress and a cold spring delayed leaf-out for many trees. Heavy precipitation also contributed to color delays. ... MORE

Sentencing ahead in New York Clean Water Act criminal case10/20/2014

A demolition company and two of its managers pled guilty to illegal dumping of toxic materials into the Susquehanna River. ... MORE

Which book best captures the feel of your state's environment?10/20/2014

Brooklyn Magazine came out with a rather audacious list recently called The literary history of the United States: A map of the best book or every state. ... MORE

Spiny water fleas in Great Lakes indicate a larger problem10/17/2014

When these invasive crustaceans can thrive, it means that there is plenty of other trouble in the water. ... MORE