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EPA Calls CMU Research ‘Critical’ To Great Lakes’ Health

Great Lakes research, restoration, conservation and the lakes’ economic impact highlighted discussions today at a symposium sponsored by Central Michigan University’s Institute for Great Lakes Research.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/06/2014

Oil seeps past a boom on a river. (Getty Images) FILE

BP Refinery Leak Spills 500 Gallons Of Crude Into Lake Michigan

British Petroleum refinery in Whiting, Indiana released 500 gallons of crude Monday night after a leak went undetected.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/26/2014

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EPA Approves Kalamazoo Startup’s Spider-Based Insecticide

Spiders have been doing a very efficient job of killing insects for millennia. Now, a Kalamazoo company has federal approval to borrow spiders’ natural chemistry as an insecticide.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/06/2014

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Ford Fiesta With 1.0-Liter EcoBoost Sets Non-Hybrid MPG Mark

The new Ford Fiesta equipped with the award-winning 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine will be America’s most fuel-efficient non-hybrid, gasoline-powered car with a certified 45 mpg rating on the highway, topping Honda Fit by 12 mpg and Toyota Yaris by 8 mpg on the highway.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/29/2013

The C-Max Hybrid. Matt Roush photo.

Ford Cuts C-Max Hybrid MPG Claim, Owners To Get ‘Goodwill’ Checks

Ford Motor Co. said late Thursday it would cut its gas mileage claims on its C-Max Hybrid and will write “goodwill” checks to current C-Max Hybrid owners and lessors to make up for earlier claims.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/15/2013

Oil clings to plants along the Kalamazoo River after an oil spill of approximately 840,000 gallons of crude oil July 28, 2010 in Marshall. (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Enbridge Asks EPA For Extension To Finish Dredging Kalamazoo River

The pipeline company said the request is due in part to opposition by some area residents to the parts of the work.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/10/2013

The 'I Will Act On Climate' tour. (WWJ/Beth Fisher)

Developing Clean Energy For Jobs And Climate Focus Of Environmental Tour

The tour, with an EPA regional director and environmentalist on board, is urging the use and development of clean energy and setting federal climate change standards.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/05/2013

View of downtown Grand Rapids overlooking the Grand River. (Credit: istockphoto)

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

Biomass-burning cookstoves cause poor air quality, health hazards in many countries around the world. Michigan Tech photo.

Two Michigan Tech Teams Take Sustainable Designs to Washington, DC

Two interdisciplinary teams from Michigan Technological University are competing in the EPA’s annual Sustainable Design Expo — one to improve the world’s air by improving biomass cookstoves, the other to improve treatment of potentially deadly aluminum processing waste.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/16/2013

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Court: EPA Can Stop Some Power Plant Modifications

Government regulators can try to halt construction projects at power plants if they think the companies didn’t properly calculate whether the changes would increase air pollution, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, marking the latest twist in a decades-long fight over the Clean Air Act.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/29/2013

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