Wild rice gets boost in Green Bay

By Kara Headley Wisconsin volunteers once again planted wild rice in Green Bay-area wetlands to protect the native plant from invasive species. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Local and environment officials object to farm rules change

By Guest Contributor An annual update to Michigan state agriculture practices could allow for farms to be built anywhere, critics say. But supporters of the update say that is untrue and that the proposal simplifies building procedures for many existing farms and that could lead to more agricultural business. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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With preseason sales up, snowmobile industry hoping for snow

By Guest Contributor Traffic on Michigan snowmobile trails took a nosedive during the recession but was up last year. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Most northern Michigan roadside parks have closed for the winter

By Guest Contributor Travelers sometimes wish that the parks could stay open year-round, but the cost of continual snow removal and heating facilities during the winter is simply not in the Michigan Department of Transportation’s budget. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Infrared cameras will track PFAS contamination from Wurtsmith Air Force Base

By Guest Contributor A wireless all-weather infrared camera system will be placed around Van Etten Lake in Oscoda Township to detect PFAS discharge from the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Farming photons doesn’t qualify for land preservation tax incentive

By David Poulson But solar companies are leasing more land anyway as solar becomes more profitable and equipment costs decline. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Michigan residents care about the environment, poll reveals

By Kara Headley The Healthy People-Healthy Planet Poll surveyed 1,000 Michigan residents and found that the majority think environmental health is more important that economic gain. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Program boosts health of hives and heroes

By David Poulson Veterans gain skills and community from a program that also benefits honeybees. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Your Children’s Yellowstone Will Be Radically Different

By By MARGUERITE HOLLOWAY and JOSH HANER Climate change is altering America’s first national park so quickly that plants and animals may not be able to adapt. Source: Invasive Species News...

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Michigan gets new state veterinarian

By David Poulson Chronic Wasting Disease and tuberculosis in Michigan’s deer herd are among the priorities of Michigan’s new state veterinarian. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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