A fungus that has already killed more than 10 million bats nationwide has been found for the first time in Michigan. White-nose syndrome was confirmed April 10 in little brown bats in Alpena, Dickinson and Mackinac counties. It is expected to spread quickly through the state, said Bill Scullon, wildlife biologist and statewide bat coordinator for the Department of Natural Resources.
Wisconsin resident Perry Schmitt describes himself as pro-mining, but blames the frac sand mine across the highway from his home for driving down the asking price by more than $25,000.
His neighbors made out better. They sold 130 acres for $1.5 million to a company affiliated with Unimin Mining Corp., operator of the mine. The property was previously valued at about $225,000.
In the three years since Tunnel City area residents found themselves at the forefront of Wisconsin’s frac sand mining boom, economic variations have begun to emerge in western sand-laden communities.
You are reading a milestone – the 3,000th post on Great Lakes Echo. And we’re celebrating with a new look. Echo recently turned five years old.
Wall Street’s incessant past performance is no guarantee of future results disclaimer has applications to Great Lakes issues too. Here’s what I mean. The period between 2004 and 2009 were heady days for the Great Lakes and their advocates.