Michigan Environmental Report

News from Michigan Environmental Council on public policies affecting the health of Michigan's people and environment

Paying it forward: WMEAC's 45th anniversary a time to thank them, and one former stranger!

One night in the late 1980s I wandered unannounced into Grand Rapids' Fountain Street Church for a meeting of the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC). I had a vague idea that I'd like to write something about "The Environment" for the Grand Rapids-based chain of weekly newspapers I was working for, and an "environmental council" seemed a likely spot to find such a story. Beyond that, I was as clueless as a 24-year-old could be.

Lessons from Chicago for those working to close Detroit incinerator: Never, ever, ever give up!

Trick, not treat: 'Guaranteed bankruptcy' yard waste bill is this week's scare

In a twisted nod to Halloween hijinks, the Michigan Senate's Energy & Technology Committee today takes up a piece of legislation, SB 314, that surely is no treat.

Friday linkaround: New fracking rules, wind tourism and chicken vests!

Chicken in a vest

National Park Service mulls Isle Royale wolf rescue as sickly handful hang on

The heartbreaking plight of Isle Royale wolves was chronicled in Silence of the Wolves, a terrific package of stories published this weekend by Lansing State Journal writer Louise Knott Ahern.

Friday linkaround: Big week for cyclists and the DNR finds a lost toddler!

Good Friday everyone! Here are some items of interest from the week that's drawing to a close:

Q&A: Kirtland's warbler, a conservation success

Kirtland's warbler

Defining moments: Salmon, sausage and strategy at MEC's membership meeting