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    • 12:31 PM, Aug. 29, 2014

    Toledo ups spending on chemicals to treat water

    Toledo Making sure drinking water is safe in Toledo will cost nearly $2 million more than the city expected.

    • 12:02 PM, Aug. 28, 2014

    Ozone in Colorado mountains surprises researchers

    Denver Researchers who examined air pollution along northern Colorado's Front Range said they were surprised by how much harmful ozone and ozone-causing chemicals are drifting into the mountains from urban and rural areas below.

    • 11:21 AM, Aug. 28, 2014

    Bait dumping offers invaders path to Great lakes

    Traverse City Inadequate regulation of the bait fish trade and carelessness on the part of anglers may be allowing invasive species including widely feared Asian carp to reach the Great Lakes and inland waterways, according to a scientific paper rel

    • 11:58 AM, Aug. 27, 2014

    Pelee Island residents warned not to use well water due to toxic algae in Lake Erie

    Some residents of a small Canadian island were warned not to drink their well water because of potentially toxic algae in Lake Erie that earlier this month contaminated the drinking water of about 400,000 people around Toledo.

  1. Rochester Hills council enacts moratorium on oil drilling

    Rochester Hills became the third southeast Michigan community in a week to enact a moratorium on drilling, a move designed to halt progress on a proposed oil well as state legislators write bills to better regulate where such projects can be sited.

    • 3:28 PM, Aug. 26, 2014

    Legislation in works to stop Michigan from importing low-level radioactive waste

    Two state legislators are drawing up legislation designed to halt Michigan from importing typically low-level radioactive wastes for burial in the state's landfills.

  2. Panel to review Michigan's disposal of radioactive materials

    Gov. Rick Snyder plans to create an expert panel to review how low-activity radioactive materials are disposed of following criticism of the state's waste-handling policies.

    • 12:36 PM, Aug. 24, 2014

    Iceland lowers aviation alert level from volcano

    Reykjavik, Iceland Iceland lowered its aviation alert level to orange from red Sunday, saying there was no sign of an imminent eruption at the Bardarbunga volcano.

    • 5:39 PM, Aug. 23, 2014

    Airlines on alert as eruption begins in Iceland

    Reykjavik, Iceland Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano burst forth with a small eruption Saturday under the ice of Europe's largest glacier, scientists said, prompting the country to close airspace over the area.

    • 11:35 PM, Aug. 22, 2014

    Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

    Ivanpah Dry Lake, Calif. Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays 'streamers,' for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair

    • 1:56 PM, Aug. 21, 2014

    Record drought saps California honey production

    Los Banos, Calif. California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.

    • 1:15 PM, Aug. 20, 2014

    Neanderthals and humans had 'ample time' to mix

    Berlin Humans and Neanderthals may have coexisted in Europe for more than 5,000 years, providing ample time for the two species to meet and mix, according to new research.

    • 3:19 PM, Aug. 18, 2014

    100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

    Nairobi, Kenya Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of the world's largest mammals because of an increased demand for ivory in China and other Asian nations, a new

    • 7:25 AM, Aug. 18, 2014

    Kids' brains reorganize when learning math skills

    Washington Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put youngsters into brain scanners to find out why, and watched how the brain reorganizes itself as kids learn math.

    • 7:46 AM, Aug. 18, 2014

    Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

    Ivanpah Dry Lake, Calif. Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun ...

    • 3:29 PM, Aug. 18, 2014

    Spacewalking astronauts release baby satellite

    Spacewalking astronauts launched a tiny Peruvian research satellite Monday, setting it loose on a mission to observe Earth.

    • 5:00 PM, Aug. 16, 2014

    More water headed to struggling Lake Mead

    Flagstaff, Ariz. One of the main reservoirs in the vast Colorado River water system that is struggling to serve the booming Southwest will get more water this year, but that ...

    • 9:53 AM, Aug. 17, 2014

    Michigan, others stock more than 4 million walleye

    Lansing The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says that with help from tribes and other partners more than 4.8 million fingerlings have been stocked ...

    • 1:49 PM, Aug. 14, 2014

    Illinois company is latest to test market for carp

    An Illinois company is the latest to test whether private enterprise can help reduce invasive species by turning them into food.

    • 10:48 PM, Aug. 14, 2014

    Glaciers' melting blamedon humans

    Washington More than two-thirds of the recent rapid melting of the world's glaciers can be blamed on humans, a new study finds.

    • 3:13 PM, Aug. 14, 2014

    Specks returned from space may be alien visitors

    There may be itsy-bitsy aliens among us. Scientists say seven microscopic particles collected by NASA's comet-chasing spacecraft, Stardust, appear to have ...

    • 10:40 AM, Aug. 14, 2014

    Ohio to help cities with water tests

    Toledo, Ohio Ohio's environmental regulators laid out a plan Thursday to assist cities with testing and treating their drinking water, a first step in the ...

    • 2:26 PM, Aug. 13, 2014

    Appeals court OKs permits for U.P. mine

    Traverse City The Michigan Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a decision by state regulators to allow construction of a nickel and copper mine in the Upper ...

    • 5:24 PM, Aug. 8, 2014

    NASA Mars test called success despite torn chute

    Los Angeles NASA engineers insisted Friday that a test of a vehicle they hope to one day use on Mars achieved most of its objectives, despite a parachute ...

    • 6:03 PM, Aug. 8, 2014

    Report: Asian carp wouldn't necessarily spell doom for Lake Erie

    Traverse City A successful invasion of Lake Erie by Asian carp wouldn't necessarily doom its valuable sport fish such as yellow perch and walleye, a newly ...

    • 7:12 PM, Aug. 7, 2014

    Farm groups highlight efforts to reduce Lake Erie runoff

    In the wake of a ban on drinking water in a small portion of southeast Michigan, the state's agriculture industry highlighted Thursday its efforts to combat ...

    • 6:47 AM, Aug. 7, 2014

    US Navy practices retrieving Orion spacecraft

    Los Angeles The U.S. Navy and NASA wrapped up the second round of practice recoveries of the Orion spacecraft, which is designed to bring humans to the moon, ...

    • 5:21 PM, Aug. 6, 2014

    Space probe plans comet landing after 10-year chase

    Darmstadt, Germany Turning what seemed like a science fiction tale into reality, an unmanned probe swung alongside a comet on Wednesday after a 4-billion ...

    • 1:10 PM, Aug. 6, 2014

    Study: Oceans more tainted with man-made mercury

    Washington In much of the world's oceans, levels of the metal mercury are double to triple what they were before the industrial revolution, a new study says.

  3. Lake Erie 'wake-up call' buoys conservationists

    Conservation groups are hoping the calamity of this past weekend's water contamination in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan serves as a wake-up call to ...


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