In this installment of our “Landscope” series, get a bird’s eye view of the growth of Saline, Mich., which has expanded from small farming town to an ever-growing community.
Heavy snowfall is proving to be helpful for some of Michigan’s endangered species, like Karner blue butterflies.
Lined along Lake Huron’s Canadian coast stand beach cottages and vacationers… and green globs of algae.
The Michigan Trappers and Predator Callers Association pushed for the legislation, sponsored by Sen. Thomas Casperson, R-Escanaba.
Michigan received $152,000 in federal grants in 2014 to monitor the cleanliness of its lakes and beaches.
That’s more than $200,000 less than the state was allotted in 2013.
Back in 2010, Echo reported on John Hantz’s plans to build the world’s largest urban farm in Detroit.
After cutting through red tape and shifting plans to center on building an urban tree farm, the project is starting to unfold.
There is an increase in reports of waterfowl stranded on roadways that they confuse with open water.
Some birds cannot take off again because their bodies are adapted to lifting off from water.
The program has cut smog 36 percent, stopping 35,000 tons of poisonous vapors from entering the atmosphere each year.
Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Marquette and Ludington are among those planning for climate trends that they are already seeing take shape.
A recent study by the Natural Resources Defense Council reports that 1.86 million mercury thermostats are still being used in the state of Illinois. The state continues to set collection goals to help reduce this number.
“Since EPA never implemented the Clean Water Act...” Fewer Michigan beaches have closed recently, but longterm water quality has declined
“Osprey are not endangered nor threatened in Michigan. They are still protected by the...” Experts warn against osprey nest removal
“This article seems so out of touch. Winter applications on frozen ground end up...” Yet another downside to big snow – pollution
“The tower companies have all the construction resources needed to add a supported arm...” Experts warn against osprey nest removal
“A couple of links from this great site (; for more information on eels. http://greatlakesecho.org/2...” Invasive Species: Sea Lamprey
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