Michigan-grown barley is slowly making a comeback thanks to the state’s burgeoning craft beer industry. “The number of breweries is growing, the amount of beer they are producing is growing and the amount of barley they use is proportional to that,” said Scott Graham, executive director of the Michigan Brewers Guild. “There is interest for it in Michigan and I’ve been working to encourage the reemergence of that as a viable business.
Residents of Michigan’s Thumb region are looking across Lake Huron with some concern these days. The Canadian utility provider, Ontario Power Generation, is seeking approval to build an underground nuclear waste disposal site near the town of Kincardine, Ontario. The company, which operates the nearby Bruce Nuclear Generating Station, wants to bury some 7-million cubic feet of nuclear waste in a 70-acre limestone deposit. The company says the plan is safe.
Debbie Dooley is a right-wing grandmother, a founding member of the national Tea Party and a leader of the Atlanta Tea Party. She is also an outspoken proponent of distributed solar generation and other forms of renewable distributed energy.
This Lake Erie home is a spectacular attempt at tying architecture into a Great Lakes shoreline environment.