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Asian carp. (Courtesy: asiancarp.us)

Study Explores Asian Carp Effects On Lake Erie

The analysis concluded the nutrient-rich lake might have enough food to go around even if voracious silver and bighead carp eventually develop as big a presence there as native species.

CBS Detroit–08/08/2014

Grants To Help Communities Develop Recycling

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is offering $250,000 in grants to help communities develop recycling programs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/20/2014

A picture taken on August 26, 2013 shows the Amazonian forest around Saul, a tiny village in French Guiana.  (credit: JEROME VALLETTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Kellogg To Use Environmentally Friendly Palm Oil

Kellogg Co. says it will buy palm oil only from companies that don’t destroy tropical rainforests to produce it.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/18/2014

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Conservatives Form Group Favoring Renewable Energy

The recent launch of the Michigan Conservative Energy Forum comes as Gov. Rick Snyder and legislators consider updating Michigan’s electricity law.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/01/2014

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‘Forest Heroes’ Come To The Rescue Of The Rain Forest And Sumatran Tiger

A Michigan group is pushing a major palm oil supplier for Kellogg for a change in its policies.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/09/2013

Autumn landscape of birch trees in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. (credit: istock)

Officials Review Plan For Michigan Limestone Mine

A proposal under review by the state could allow a Canada-based supplier of lime and limestone products to acquire more than 10,000 acres of state-managed UP forest for use as a mine.

11/08/2013

Freighter on the Great Lakes. (credit: istockphoto)

Group Sues EPA Over Invasive Species Regulations

A lawsuit seeks tougher rules dealing with ballast water discharges from ships to prevent more invasive species from reaching U.S. waterways.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/10/2013

Government Expands Urban Waters Effort To Grand Rapids

“Restoring these waterways is not only important for improving the water that we all depend on, but for spurring economic growth and creating recreational opportunities in these communities as well,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/11/2013

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Best Ways To Celebrate Earth Day 2013 In Detroit

Festivals, activities and volunteer opportunities are just a sampling of the events that are occurring throughout the Metro Detroit region to celebrate Earth Day.

04/08/2013

Report Predicts Ever-Bigger Lake Erie Algae Blooms

The warming climate and modern farming practices are creating ideal conditions for gigantic algae formations on Lake Erie, which could be potentially disastrous to the surrounding area’s multi-billion-dollar tourist economy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/02/2013

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