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Potholes in Highland Park. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Study: ‘Rubberized’ Roads May Help Michigan Roads Endure Tougher Climates

Researcher at Michigan Tech said that the Department of Environmental Quality has awarded several grants to study rubberized asphalt and that roads might respond better to temperature fluctuations.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/17/2014

A tractor removes snow along Woodward Avenue as the area deals with record breaking freezing weather January 6, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Credit: Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Federal Support For Polar Vortex Damage Rejected

State officials say they are exploring alternatives to help communities recover and rebuild.

CBS Detroit–07/25/2014

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Remember The ‘Polar Vortex?’ Apparently There’s A Summer Version Coming To Metro Detroit

Until then, enjoy the weekend — the weather promises to be pretty good.

CBS Detroit–07/11/2014

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Hundreds Of Michigan Apple Trees Could Die After Polar Vortex Freeze

Michigan’s historic sub-zero winter is still haunting the state’s apple growers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/24/2014

The a female mosquito prepares to bite the photographer's hand at Everglades National Park August 12, 2002 in Flamingo, Florida. The female bugs use the blood protein to feed their eggs then lays the eggs in water. The itch from the bite is caused by the human body's immune system responding to the mosquito's saliva. During the summer, the Everglades closes its camping facilities almost entirely because of the onslaught of mosquitoes. Traps are put up throughout Flamingo where 250,000 mosquitoes a day are collected.  (Photo by Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

Winter Freeze Could Help Make This A Buggy Summer

The heavy winter snow provided insulation for ticks and other bugs, and once it melted, offered a nice breeding ground for mosquitos.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/16/2014

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Spring Has Sprung! But Will The Weather Show It?

Spring began, in metro Detroit, with high hopes, snow flurries and temps in the 20s.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/20/2014

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Winter Blast Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

The Meridian Winter Blast is set to kickoff this weekend in Downtown Detroit and organizers hope to provide some relief from the winter blues and cabin fever.

02/06/2014

Challenger, a bald eagle, participates in an event marking the removal of the bald eagle from the endangered species list June 28, 2007 at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC. In 1963 there were barely 400 nesting pairs of bald eagles in the lower 48 states; today there are more than 10,000 nesting pairs. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

These Birds Not Warming Up To Frigid Temps

How cold is it? Even too cold for some birds that fare well in Alaska.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/27/2014

A weather station on Granite Island, Lake Superior. This weather station is part of a five-site network to measure year-round Great Lakes evaporation. In addition to evaporation, the weather station measures air temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, carbon dioxide, wind speed and direction, precipitation, solar radiation, and water temperature. Photo by John Lenters, LimnoTech, via the University of Michigan.

Great Lakes Evaporation Study Shows It’s Not As Simple As Temperature

The Arctic blast that’s gripped the eastern half of the nation this winter will likely contribute to a healthy rise in Great Lakes water levels in 2014, new research shows.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/21/2014

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Some Warming, But Cold Lingers — Some Schools Remain Closed

All public schools in Monroe County will be closed again on Friday … Check the list!

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/09/2014

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