Fate of Michigan rivers, Chinese soybeans tied to emerging research concept

By Guest Contributor A research method called “telecoupling” may provide more accurate predictions of environmental disasters. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Old UP avalanche teaches new lesson to rescuers

By Eric Freedman Twelve year old Henry Takala survived being buried head down for three hours in a 1939 Michigan avalanche. His story is a lesson for rescuers today. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Utility targets more renewable energy, critics say it’s not enough

By Guest Contributor DTE Energy, a major supplier of electricity to Southeast Michigan, plans to double its renewable energy capacity by 2021. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Rural bicyclists, mindful of road deaths, look for safer measures

By Guest Contributor Bicycle safety in rural areas is of great concern. One approach is increasing the use of trails for non-motorized vehicles, such as the White Pine Trail between Comstock Park and Cadillac, and the Kal-Haven Trail between Kalamazoo and South Haven. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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No change in emission standards needed, experts say

By Guest Contributor The EPA is considering lower emission standards for new vehicles. Environmentalists say that would be a step backward. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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A Plan for New York City’s Forests. Yes, Forests.

By By JAMES BARRON The city has 10,542 acres of forests. The Natural Areas Conservancy, which says they are at a tipping point, is thinking about how to care for them. Source: Invasive Species News...

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No change in emission standards needed, experts say

By Guest Contributor The EPA is considering lower emission standards for new vehicles. Environmentalists say that would be a step backward. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Rethinking, retelling Native American roles in Great Lakes history

By Guest Contributor Michigan officials are taking a hard look at state historical markers that are offensive or inaccurate about Native Americans and ignore their contributions to Michigan and the Great Lakes region. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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No change in emission standards needed, experts say

By Guest Contributor The EPA is considering lower emission standards for new vehicles. Environmentalists say that would be a step backward. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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People can once again kill cormorants

By Steven Maier The controversial waterfowl can destroy habitats and property, but researchers say cormorant culls can hurt the other bird species they’re meant to protect. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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