Otters enjoy ice treats filled with smelt and carrots at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak on July 17, 2013. A heat wave has triggered a summertime ritual for the zoo animals aimed at keeping them cool and stimulated during the dog days of summer. (credit: George Fox/CBS Detroit)

A Guide To The Detroit Zoo

Here’s a guide to help visitors navigate one of the most popular zoos in the nation, hopeful to run into to some lions, tigers and bears along the way.


State Sues Developer Over Flint-Area Wetlands

An upscale housing developer violated Michigan law by destroying Flint-area wetlands and dumping sediment into waterways, according to a lawsuit by the state.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/17/2013

300K Gallons Of Sewage Overflows Into Wetlands

About 300,000 gallons of sewage has overflowed from a Kalamazoo sewer into a wetlands area.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/06/2013


Dragonfly Landing Strip

We’ve already established this wet summer has helped create a bumper crop of mosquitoes.  Each time I think about having dinner outdoors on the deck, I check the time of day.  Once the sun goes […]

CBS 62–08/23/2011

US, Private Groups Join To Turn Field To Wetlands

A stretch of Detroit River shoreline is going back to nature, with the re-flooding of a tract of land drained for farming a century ago.


State Accepting Proposals For Water Funds Money

The state Department of Natural Resources and Environment is accepting proposals for projects to restore and protect Michigan wetlands, lakes and streams.