Michigan Environmental Report

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

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

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.