The drought of 2012 will affect Christmas tree farmers in the Great Lakes eight to nine years from now.
That’s because the dry landscape was bad for planting new trees.
Michigan ranks only behind Oregon and North Carolina in the national tree market. Continue Reading →
A less colorful outdoor environment could cause a less positive outlook, some experts say.
Does that mean the faster than usual loss of fall’s warm colors spell an early bout of the winter blahs? Continue Reading →
Some say if it passes it could spur other Great Lakes states to more aggressively court renewables.
But other energy officials downplay Michigan’s impact on their states. Continue Reading →
Wildlife is on the move in Michigan with species like black bears moving increasingly south. Continue Reading →
The current standard was set only for saltwater and involved too small of a sample of swimmers, critics say. It also overlooks the impact of certain pathogens. A new standard may allow greater local flexibility. Continue Reading →
Drought has obvious harsh negative impacts.
But there are a few winners. Among them are regional winemakers raising grapes that benefit from the low humidity.
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This year’s drought may make an annual effort to clean up Great Lakes beaches and shorelines a little easier, according to the Associated Press. The Alliance for the Great Lakes, an organization that works to preserve the Great Lakes, is holding the cleanups Saturday at beaches in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. This year’s cleanups will be easier because the dry weather meant fewer sewer overflows that dump trash into the water, the news agency reported. The environmental group is asking volunteers to show up at Great Lakes beaches to pick up trash. Individuals, families, schools, community, scouting and religious groups can register online to take part in the cleanups. Continue Reading →