Michigan Environmental Report

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

State's wildlife council should be broader than hunters and anglers (think, CraneFest!)

We wrote here a few weeks ago about legislation restructuring Michigan's hunting and fishing license fees to put more conservation officers and wildlife biologists in the field. Governor Snyder signed the measure into law a few days later. The changes take effect in March.

Wednesday Linkaround!

Wednesday linkaround!

Yes, the earth is still warming despite tortured interpretations of today's IPCC report!

Has the earth stopped warming? You might think so, reading or listening to climate skeptics putting their unique spin on the 5th Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report that is scheduled for release today.

Industry experts: Legislature must support, not undermine Michigan's alternative fuel vehicles

Dark skies: We've got 'em, officially, here in Michigan!

A piece on Wired.com caught our attention last week because it has something to do with a wild and beautiful corner of Michigan.

Michigan hunting, fishing license fee hike (first since 1997) will put more biologists, conservation officers in the field

More wildlife biologists and conservation cops soon will be in the field thanks to legislation approved Tuesday by the State House of Representatives. The bill raises about $20 million for natural resource conservation and management by increasing fees for hunting and fishing licenses.

Freight vs passenger rail? No, experts say the two complement one another in Michigan

By Dan Sommerville, Policy Associate, Michigan Environmental Council

Au Sable River gets a checkup: Good health, but threats loom

Editor's note: The Anglers of the Au Sable report mentioned below has been taken temporarily offline for revisions. We will update this post when the report is again available. Our apologies, and thanks for reading!