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Weak La Nina fades away; climate shifts to neutral
U.S. weather forecasters said Thursday the cool flip side to the climate phenomenon El Nino has faded away

Weak La Nina fades away; climate shifts to neutralU.S. weather forecasters said Thursday the cool flip side to the climate phenomenon El Nino has faded away
  • Science
  • 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Michigan

Judge sides with plan for expanding Au Sable trout farm

Judge sides with plan for expanding Au Sable trout farmAdministrative Law Judge Daniel Pulter endorsed with slight modifications a 2014 permit issued by the DEQ
  • Michigan
  • 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Michigan

Feds OK gas pipeline through Metro Detroit
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a natural gas pipeline that would run through southeast Michigan

Feds OK gas pipeline through Metro DetroitThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a natural gas pipeline that would run through southeast Michigan
  • Michigan
  • 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Michigan

Invasive, aquatic starry stonewort creeps across U.S.

Invasive, aquatic starry stonewort creeps across U.S.An aquatic weed is creeping across the Great Lakes region that grows really fast and is very hard to kill.
  • Michigan
  • 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Nation

Cliffs collapse at Hawaii volcano, stopping ‘firehose’

Cliffs collapse at Hawaii volcano, stopping ‘firehose’A section of sea cliff above a massive “firehose” lava flow has collapsed and splashed into the ocean
  • Nation
  • 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Politics

House overturns Obama rule on natural gas ‘flaring’

House overturns Obama rule on natural gas ‘flaring’Republicans say the rule is forcing job losses in energy-dependent states across the West
  • Politics
  • 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Nation

Massive lava stream exploding into ocean in Hawaii

Massive lava stream exploding into ocean in HawaiiA dramatic “firehose” stream of molten lava continued to shoot out of a sea cliff Wednesday on Hawaii Island
  • Nation
  • 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Michigan

Lawmakers ask Trump to stop Canadian disposal site

Lawmakers ask Trump to stop Canadian disposal siteNine Michigan U.S. House members urge Donald Trump’s administration to try to stop an Ontario nuclear waste site
  • Michigan
  • 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Michigan

Study: Grass carp have invaded 3 of the Great Lakes

Study: Grass carp have invaded 3 of the Great LakesThe grass carp is among four Asian carp species threatening to reach the world’s largest surface freshwater system
  • Michigan
  • 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Environment

Storms preview sea-rise damage to Calif. roads, cities

Storms preview sea-rise damage to Calif. roads, citiesOcean rise already is worsening the floods and high tides sweeping California this stormy winter, climate experts say
  • Environment
  • 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Environment

Utility TVA going to trial over pollution claims

Utility TVA going to trial over pollution claimsEnvironmental groups are taking the Tennessee Valley Authority to trial over waste ash from a coal-fired power plant
  • Environment
  • 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Politics

EPA science under scrutiny by Trump political staff

EPA science under scrutiny by Trump political staffThe Trump administration is scrutinizing studies and data published by scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency
  • Politics
  • 9 months ago
Nation

Wyoming proposal requires utilities to use fossil fuels

Wyoming proposal requires utilities to use fossil fuelsCoal, oil and natural gas industries are the backbone of Wyoming’s economy.
  • Nation
  • 9 months ago
Business

Pipeline activists ‘resist’ as Trump pursues reset

Pipeline activists ‘resist’ as Trump pursues resetKeystone and other pipeline companies are aware of the pushback they’ll continue to face
  • Business
  • 9 months ago
Environment

What mackerel, volcano can tell us about climate change

What mackerel, volcano can tell us about climate changeResearchers looked at what the catastrophic Tambora eruption meant for the Gulf of Maine and nearby human food systems
  • Environment
  • 9 months ago
Environment

Trump advances Keystone, Dakota Oil pipelines

Trump advances Keystone, Dakota Oil pipelinesPresident Trump signed executive actions to advance the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines
  • Environment
  • 9 months ago
Environment

For third straight time, Earth sets hottest year record

For third straight time, Earth sets hottest year recordGovernment scientists say the Earth sizzled to a third straight heat record last year
  • Environment
  • 9 months, 1 week ago
Nation

Report: World’s primates face extinction crisis

Report: World’s primates face extinction crisisThe decline has been blamed on human activities including hunting, mining and oil drilling
  • Nation
  • 9 months, 1 week ago
Politics

Trump’s EPA pick promises to review Obama mpg decision

Trump’s EPA pick promises to review Obama mpg decisionScott Pruitt promised Wednesday to review the Obama administration’s decision to finalize stringent fuel economy rules.
  • Politics
  • 9 months, 1 week ago
Environment

Army plans Dakota Access oil pipeline study

Army plans Dakota Access oil pipeline studyThe Army published a notice of its intent to prepare an environmental impact statement on the Lake Oahe crossing
  • Environment
  • 9 months, 1 week ago
Nation

Bald eagles’ resurgence comes at a price

Bald eagles’ resurgence comes at a priceConservation efforts have been wildly successful, but their protection can jeopardize other species
  • Nation
  • 9 months, 1 week ago
Nation

Officials: More than 40% of California out of drought

Officials: More than 40% of California out of droughtFederal monitors announced that 42 percent of California has emerged from a five-year drought
  • Nation
  • 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Environment

U.S. had near record heat, costly ’16 weather disasters

U.S. had near record heat, costly ’16 weather disastersLast year went down as one of the warmest and wildest weather years on record in the United States
  • Environment
  • 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Science

Global warming data that riled doubters is confirmed

Global warming data that riled doubters is confirmedA new independent study shows no pause in global warming
  • Science
  • 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Michigan

Ontario study: Other sites too costly to store waste

Ontario study: Other sites too costly to store wasteOntario Power Generation said storing nuclear waste at alternate sites but not near Lake Huron would increase costs
  • Michigan
  • 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Environment

Obama admin blocks seismic surveys in Atlantic Ocean
Environmental groups oppose the surveys, saying that loud sounds from seismic air guns could hurt marine life

Obama admin blocks seismic surveys in Atlantic OceanEnvironmental groups oppose the surveys, saying that loud sounds from seismic air guns could hurt marine life
  • Environment
  • 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Nation

GOP to target Obama’s environmental efforts

GOP to target Obama’s environmental effortsReversing course from the Obama years could happen with the stroke of a pen for a moratorium on new coal sales
  • Nation
  • 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Detroit

Disease threatens 120 of Belle Isle’s mighty oaks

Disease threatens 120 of Belle Isle’s mighty oaksState natural resources crews have identified about 120 disease-ridden trees that need to be removed in Belle Isle park
  • Detroit
  • 9 months, 3 weeks ago
World

Environmentalists protest hunting bison plan in Poland

Environmentalists protest hunting bison plan in PolandEnvironmentalists are protesting Poland’s plan to allow hunters to shoot bison
  • World
  • 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Environment

Cheetah numbers decline as African habitat shrinks

Cheetah numbers decline as African habitat shrinksConservationists are sounding alarm bells for the cheetah, the fastest animal on land
  • Environment
  • 10 months ago
Michigan

Traverse City seeks to operate with renewable energy

Traverse City seeks to operate with renewable energyCommissioners adopted a resolution committing the city to source all of the energy for its operations from renewables
  • Michigan
  • 10 months ago
Environment

EPA keeps scientists from speaking about climate report

EPA keeps scientists from speaking about report on climateThe EPA has kept three scientists from appearing at an event about a report that deals in part with climate change
  • Environment
  • 3 hours, 46 minutes ago
Environment

Groups threaten to sue EPA over Lake Erie’s toxic algae

Groups threaten to sue EPA over Lake Erie’s toxic algaeThe potentially toxic algae pose a threat to drinking water supplies and fish and other wildlife
  • Environment
  • 10 months ago
Environment

Study finds pollution is deadlier than war, disaster

Study finds pollution is deadlier than war, disaster, hungerOne out of six premature deaths in the world in 2015 — about 9 million — could be attributed to disease from toxins
  • Environment
  • 3 days, 7 hours ago
Environment

Arctic’s year of crazy extremes as warming hits high

Arctic’s year of crazy extremes as warming hits highA new report says warming at the top of the world has gone into overdrive, happening twice as fast as the rest of globe
  • Environment
  • 10 months, 1 week ago
Environment

MEDQ officials test water after Michigan dam breach
A dam holding back contaminated sediment was breached following heavy rainfall

MEDQ officials test water after Michigan dam breachA dam holding back contaminated sediment was breached following heavy rainfall
  • Environment
  • 4 days, 4 hours ago
Environment

EPA signs off on $46M plan to clean up Kalamazoo River
The plans are part of ongoing efforts to clean up the 80-mile Allied Paper/Portage Creek/Kalamazoo River Superfund site

EPA signs off on $46M plan to clean up Kalamazoo RiverThe plans are part of ongoing efforts to clean up the 80-mile Allied Paper/Portage Creek/Kalamazoo River Superfund site
  • Environment
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Environment

Obama creates ‘resilience area’ for Bering ecosystem

Obama creates ‘resilience area’ for Bering ecosystemObama had used an executive order to create a Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience Area to protect marine resources
  • Environment
  • 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Environment

Poll: Americans blame wild weather on global warming

Poll: Americans blame wild weather on global warmingMost Americans think weather disasters are getting more severe and see global warming’s fingerprints
  • Environment
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Science

Giraffes put on extinction watch list

Giraffes put on extinction watch listThe giraffe, the tallest land animal, is now at risk of extinction, biologists say
  • Science
  • 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Environment

Appeal to be heard on Nestle pumping station in Nov.

Appeal to be heard on Nestle pumping station in NovemberA November hearing is planned on an appeal related to Nestle’s plans to pump more groundwater in western Michigan
  • Environment
  • 2 weeks ago
Science

Era of monster hurricanes roiling the Atlantic

Science Says: Era of monster hurricanes roiling the AtlanticThe busiest part of hurricane season isn’t even over
  • Science
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Environment

Pacific walrus won’t be on endangered species list

Pacific walrus won’t be added on endangered species listOfficials said they cannot determine with certainty that walruses are likely to become endangered
  • Environment
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
World

Study: Biggest tornado outbreaks spawning more twisters

Study: Biggest tornado outbreaks spawning more twistersThe most extreme tornado outbreaks are mysteriously spawning many more twisters than they did decades ago
  • World
  • 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Michigan

Ohio lawmakers consider consolidating Erie oversight

Ohio lawmakers consider consolidating Erie oversightOhio lawmakers are looking at consolidating oversight of Ohio’s efforts to battle the harmful algae in Lake Erie
  • Michigan
  • 10 months, 4 weeks ago
Environment

Huge algae bloom turns Maumee River green near Toledo

Huge algae bloom turns Maumee River green near ToledoHuge algae bloom turns Maumee River green near Toledo
  • Environment
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Environment

Climate change may spell hotter summers for Europe

Climate change may spell hotter summers for southern EuropeClimate researchers are warning that Europeans should prepare for the return of “Lucifer”
  • Environment
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Environment

Algae on river flowing into Lake Erie prompts warning

Algae on river flowing into Lake Erie prompts warningThe Maumee River along the city’s downtown waterfront has turned unsightly shades of green the past few days
  • Environment
  • 1 month ago