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.
British Petroleum refinery in Whiting, Indiana released 500 gallons of crude Monday night after a leak went undetected.
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.
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.
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.
The pipeline company said the request is due in part to opposition by some area residents to the parts of the work.
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.
“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.
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.
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.