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After Line 5 tunnel panel reshuffle, state gives public 5 days to comment on agreements

Clock ticking for public comment on Line 5 tunnelThe Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority will consider an agreement with Enbridge Wednesday for the construction of a tunnel to house Line 5.
  • Politics
  • 1 day, 11 hours ago
Business

Feds: US fishermen had good year

Feds: US fishermen had good yearU.S. commercial fishing generated more than $144 billion in sales in 2016, buoyed by growth in key species
  • Business
  • 1 day, 13 hours ago
Michigan

Program encourages protection of Mich. grasslands
A new program is designed to protect Michigan’s disappearing grasslands

Program encourages protection of Michigan’s grasslandsA new program is designed to protect Michigan’s disappearing grasslands
  • Michigan
  • 1 day, 20 hours ago
Michigan

Snyder creates Line 5 tunnel authority; appoints 3 members

Snyder creates Line 5 tunnel authorityLegislation creating an authority to oversee the construction of a utility tunnel to house Enbridge’s Line 5 has been signed by Gov. Rick Snyder
  • Michigan
  • 2 days, 19 hours ago
Environment

UN chief calls for compromise, sacrifice at climate talks

UN chief calls for compromise, sacrifice at climate talksU.N. chief Antonio Guterres will appeal to countries to reach a deal, as some fear the meeting might end without a deal
  • Environment
  • 2 days, 21 hours ago
Michigan

U.S. House bill aims to boost detection of PFAS in environment

House bill would expedite PFAS detectionMichigan lawmakers introduced a bill in the U.S. House to expedite the government's detection and cleanup of communities contaminated by PFAS compounds.
  • Michigan
  • 3 days, 12 hours ago
Oakland County

Shrub disease confirmed in Oakland County
Officials say a fungal disease that attacks boxwood shrubs has been confirmed in suburban Detroit

Boxwood shrub disease confirmed in Oakland CountyOfficials say a fungal disease that attacks boxwood shrubs has been confirmed in suburban Detroit
  • Oakland County
  • 3 days, 15 hours ago
Environment

Trump administration proposes major rollback of water rules

Trump admin proposes major rollback of water rulesThe Trump administration proposed withdrawing federal protections for countless waterways and wetlands nationwide
  • Environment
  • 3 days, 16 hours ago
Environment

Suit filed over Trump plans for offshore drilling tests

Lawsuit filed over Trump plans for offshore drilling testsEnvironmental groups on Tuesday sued the Trump administration over offshore drilling tests
  • Environment
  • 3 days, 20 hours ago
Environment

UN science panel chief seeks action to curb warming

UN science panel chief calls for more action to curb warmingThe head of the U.N.’s top science panel on climate change said urgent action is needed to curb global warming
  • Environment
  • 4 days ago
Nation

Proposed cut for herring harvest could affect lobster

Proposed cut for herring harvest could affect lobsterThe little fish is important as lobster bait and is also eaten by people
  • Nation
  • 4 days, 10 hours ago
Michigan

Deer disease not found in hundreds of dead U.P. deer

Chronic wasting disease not found in hundreds of dead U.P. deerExperts say they’ve found no new cases of chronic wasting disease in the U.P. after testing hundreds of dead deer
  • Michigan
  • 4 days, 11 hours ago
Michigan

State aims to finalize Line 5 tunnel agreement in under 3 weeks

State aims to finish Line 5 tunnel pact in 2018The Snyder administration plans to finalize an agreement for a Line 5 pipeline utility corridor under the Straits of Mackinac in three weeks.
  • Michigan
  • 3 days, 20 hours ago
Environment

Trump plan to reclassify nuke waste alarms activists
A proposal would lower the status of some high-level radioactive waste in several places around the nation

Trump plan to reclassify nuke waste alarms environmentalistsA proposal would lower the status of some high-level radioactive waste in several places around the nation
  • Environment
  • 4 days, 11 hours ago
Michigan

Snyder not at peace with Flint water crisis as he preps to leave office

Snyder not at peace with Flint water crisisMichigan Gov. Rick Snyder says he'll "always have issues" with the lead contamination of Flint's water and how the matter was handled by his experts.
  • Michigan
  • 6 days, 21 hours ago
Politics

Trump signs Coast Guard bill with Great Lakes provisions

Trump signs bill with Great Lakes provisionsPresident Donald Trump signed legislation setting a new framework for ballast water regulations and creating a research center in the Great Lakes.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Michigan

Michigan Senate votes to drain wetlands regulations

Mich. Senate votes to drain wetlands regulationsLegislation would deregulate a large number of smaller wetlands, streams and inland lakes.
  • Michigan
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Environment

Parasite decimates giant clam species in Mediterranean

New parasite decimates giant clam species in MediterraneanScientists must find a way of stopping the parasite soon before it wipes out the entire population
  • Environment
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Environment

UN chief: Climate change 'most important issue we face'

UN chief: Climate change ‘most important issue we face’U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres named climate change as “the most important issue we face”
  • Environment
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Environment

Schwarzenegger calls Trump ‘meshugge’ on climate accord

Schwarzenegger calls Trump ‘meshugge’ on climate accordThe actor and former California governor told delegates that “America is more than just Washington or one leader”
  • Environment
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Flint Water Crisis

Charge dropped against ex-Flint utilities official

Final charge dropped against former Flint utilities officialA final misdemeanor charge has been dropped against the former utilities director in Flint
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 weeks ago
Michigan

Mich. trying to fix damage from invasive mussels
A coalition of agencies and groups has a plan for developing solutions to problems caused by invasive mussels

Mich. trying to fix damage from invasive musselsA coalition of agencies and groups has a plan for developing solutions to problems caused by invasive mussels
  • Michigan
  • 2 weeks ago
Environment

Climate change is worse than once thought

Climate change is worse than once thoughtStudies have shown climate change has worsened droughts, downpours and heat waves
  • Environment
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Michigan

Michigan Senate votes to chop tree preservation rules

Senate chops tree preservation rulesBusiness owners would have more rights to cut down trees and vegetation on their property under bills approved by Michigan’s Republican-led Senate
  • Michigan
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Michigan

Funds OKed for removing mine sands from Superior harbor

Funds OKed for removing mine sands from Superior harborThe EPA is providing $946,000 to dredge stamp sands from an ancient riverbed north of Buffalo Reef
  • Michigan
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Environment

UN report: Fragile climate puts food security at risk

UN report: Fragile climate puts food security at riskClimate change and depletion of land and other resources undermine food systems, the U.N. said Wednesday
  • Environment
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Environment

World faces ‘impossible’ task after climate talks

World faces ‘impossible’ task after climate talksThree years after sealing a landmark climate deal in Paris, world leaders are gathering again to agree on the fine print
  • Environment
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
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