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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
  • 11 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
  • 11 months, 3 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
  • 11 months, 3 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
  • 11 months, 3 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
  • 11 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
  • 11 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
  • 11 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
  • 11 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
  • 11 months, 4 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
  • 11 months, 4 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
  • 11 months, 4 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
  • 12 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
  • 12 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
  • 12 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
  • 1 year 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
  • 12 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
  • 1 year 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
  • 1 year 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
  • 1 year 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
  • 1 year 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
  • 1 year 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
  • 1 year 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
  • 1 year 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
  • 1 year 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
  • 1 year 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
  • 1 year 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
  • 1 year 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
  • 1 year 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
  • 1 year 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
  • 1 year 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
  • 1 year ago
Environment

US OKs land exchange for road through Alaska refuge

US approves land exchange for road through Alaska refugeEnvironmental groups have said they will fight to keep a road out of Izembek National Wildlife Refuge
  • Environment
  • 1 day, 17 hours 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
  • 1 year, 1 month ago
Environment

Mich. awards invasive species control projects grants
Michigan officials say 23 projects have been awarded a combined $3.6 million in grants to battle invasive species

Michigan awards grants for invasive species control projectsMichigan officials say 23 projects have been awarded a combined $3.6 million in grants to battle invasive species
  • Environment
  • 4 days, 23 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
  • 1 year, 1 month ago
Environment

No newborns seen as whale’s calving season peaks

No newborns seen as endangered whale’s calving season peaksScientists watching for baby right whales off the Southeast U.S. coast have yet to spot a single newborn
  • Environment
  • 5 days, 17 hours ago
Environment

Michigan, mining company reach deal on erosion damage
Michigan officials have reached a settlement with a mining company involving erosion caused by exploration of copper

Michigan, mining company reach deal on erosion damageMichigan officials have reached a settlement with a mining company involving erosion caused by exploration of copper
  • Environment
  • 6 days, 23 hours 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
  • 1 year, 1 month ago
Environment

Study: Warming puts millions more at risk from floods

Study: Warming puts millions more at risk from river floodsRiver floods are already one of the most widespread and damaging forms of natural disasters worldwide
  • Environment
  • 1 week, 5 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
  • 1 year, 1 month ago
Environment

Another GOP gov seeks exclusion from drilling proposal

Another GOP governor seeks exclusion from drilling proposalOpposition to the Trump administration’s plan to expand offshore drilling is mounting
  • Environment
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Science

U.S. cold snap was a freak of nature, analysis finds

U.S. cold snap was a freak of nature, analysis findsA quick study of the brutal cold snap finds that the Arctic blast really wasn’t global warming but a freak of nature
  • Science
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Environment

Mich. regulators ask muskellunge anglers to take survey

Michigan regulators ask muskellunge anglers to take surveyState regulators continue to seek help from anglers in their quest to learn more about Michigan’s muskellunge population
  • Environment
  • 1 week, 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
  • 1 year, 1 month 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
  • 1 year, 1 month ago
Environment

Small grants available for Michigan waterway cleanups

Small grants available for local Michigan waterway cleanupsOfficials plan to divide $25,000 into small grants to support local river, stream and creek cleanups in Michigan
  • Environment
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Nation

Court may favor Florida in water fight with Georgia

Court may favor Florida in water fight with GeorgiaThe fight is over Georgia’s use of water from the Chattahoochee and Flint rivers.
  • Nation
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Environment

Superfund work touted by Trump EPA completed years ago

Superfund work touted by Trump EPA was completed years agoRecords show the physical work was completed before the Trump administration took charge
  • Environment
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago