Podcast: The Future of Forest Threats

Great Lakes Echo and the Northern Research Station of the USDA Forest Service are collaborating to share the first season of their podcast, Forestcast.

Mighty mites might manage mosquitoes

By Weiting Du

Summer is here and so are the annoying mosquitoes. But so, too, are creatures that limit their number. Water mites are close relatives to spiders and live in freshwater. Some of them can parasitize or prey on mosquitoes, according to a recent review study published in the Diversity journal. Understanding these water mites could be important for developing new ways to control them, the study said.

Mobsters in the vacationlands

From crime boss and occasional visitor “Scarface” Al Capone to the Upper Peninsula’s own Public Enemy #1, John “Red” Hamilton, Up North has historic ties to organized crime and the baddies who used the area as a playground.