GRAND HAVEN TWP. — As the United Nations' climate summit in Glasgow struck a deal last weekend to spare the world from the most dire effects of global warming, Grand Haven’s largest employer says it is already ahead of the curve with its environmental initiatives.
TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — Once endangered, the Kirtland's warbler is maintaining healthy numbers in Michigan, Wisconsin and Ontario, and expanding its range, officials said Monday.
LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday ordered a “whole-of-government” response to elevated levels of lead in Benton Harbor’s water and vowed to accelerate the replacement of the southwestern Michigan community’s lead pipes.
Several area groups will be working together to host a town hall meeting with the candidates for the Board of Light & Power (BLP), Grand Haven mayor and two seats on the City Council to discuss the environment.
Invasive species, development and climate change have contributed to a “significant” decline in marsh bird populations throughout the Grand River corridor, according to a recent study.
THREE RIVERS, Calif. — Firefighters wrapped the base of the world’s largest tree in a fire-resistant blanket as they tried to save a famous grove of gigantic old-growth sequoias from wildfires burning Thursday in California’s rugged Sierra Nevada.
Local canoers and kayakers are invited to sign up for an in-person paddling workshop to learn about invasive species identification and prevention.
It’s against local law to feed ducks, geese and gulls on public or private property in the Village of Spring Lake, since the Village Council adopted that amendment to the village’s Code of Ordinances on Monday night.
DETROIT — Even with a return to wetter conditions in late June and July, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials expect Great Lakes water levels to remain below the record high levels experienced in 2019 and 2020.
Earth is getting so hot that temperatures in about a decade will probably blow past a level of warming that world leaders have sought to prevent, according to a report released Monday that the United Nations called a “code red for humanity.”
Wednesday’s virtual town hall meeting to discuss contamination on Harbor Island was instructional, but many say it lacked answers on how the discovery of PFAS might affect the Board of Light & Power’s plans moving forward.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the PFAS Action Act on Wednesday, sending the bill to the Senate for consideration. Advocates say the bill would put the onus on the federal government to clean up chemical contaminations across the country.
TRAVERSE CITY — Shoreline cities and towns in the Great Lakes region will be spending heavily in coming years to fix public infrastructure damaged by recent flooding and erosion, with estimated costs approaching $2 billion, officials said Thursday.
Consumers Energy on Wednesday announced a sweeping proposal to stop using coal as a fuel source for electricity by 2025 – 15 years faster than what is currently planned.
The Ottawa County health department has heightened its concern over the recent increase in bats testing positive for rabies.
Pull out the bug spray, Michiganders, there are more ticks than ever in Michigan right now and this increase is showing no signs of slowing down.
Dozens of birders armed with binoculars, spotting scopes and cameras made their way to Grand Haven’s north pier Monday to watch a rare bird – a royal tern – intermingle with the gulls and other terns in the area.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, announced this week a new $3.4 million investment – which will be matched by private investments – to improve water quality and fishing habitats in Ottawa County.
When Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring” first sounded the alarm on DDT and its devastating effects on birds and fish, our understanding of how this pesticide affected humans was just beginning. Chemicals can take years to reveal their insidious power, and so for decades, scientists have been pi…
WEST OLIVE — When a 2018 study by Michigan State University revealed declines in the quality and quantity of Ottawa County’s deep bedrock aquifers, county officials took immediate action by developing the Groundwater Sustainability Initiative.
The Indian Channel off the Grand River could soon become a no-wake zone to all boats (temporarily) if the Department of Natural Resources approves a Public Act 72 request from Spring Lake Township.
After a year of record-high Lake Michigan and Lake Huron water levels, the two Great Lakes have tapered off due to slightly drier conditions throughout the basin.
The Tribune Building project – a five-story, 39-unit apartment building set to go up near downtown Grand Haven – will receive a $283,588 loan to assist with cleaning up historic contamination on the site and other costs.
Long icicles are building up along roof edges all over the Tri-Cities area, and local roofer Mike Megna says “we are in the perfect storm right now” for problems to occur.
The latest public presentation by the local municipal power utility focused on the environmental remediation of Harbor Island and several questions that surround it – such as: What is a mixing zone? Why not completely remediate the site? What risks are associated with remediation?
Frigid weather is expected to keep a grip on the area well into next week before the air gradually warms to about 32 degrees, which is a normal high for this time of year.
It was May 6, 1985, when the city of Grand Haven received an application for the position of water plant operator from a recent Grand Haven High School graduate named Joe VanderStel.
Grand Haven’s Board of Light & Power has announced a trio of virtual public engagement meetings in an effort to educate the community on the future of energy in the Grand Haven area.
The specific date and time of the explosive demolition of the remaining structures of the Sims power plant on Harbor Island will not be shared with the public, Grand Haven Board of Light & Power General Manager Dave Walters said.
Enbridge said Tuesday it would defy Michigan’s demand to shut down an oil pipeline that runs through a channel linking two of the Great Lakes, contending that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s decision was based on bad information and political posturing.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday joined Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker to announce an agreement that will use millions of federal dollars to bolster a lock and dam system to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.
Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Coopersville/Polkton firefighters responded to an oil spill in Coopersville late Wednesday morning.
Twenty people clad in winter coats and Yak Traks wandered the North Shore area dunes for two hours Thursday morning, working off the lactic acid from 2020 and looking ahead to a better 2021.
Grand Valley State University researchers are using testing methods to detect genetic COVID-19 markers in wastewater to identify potential outbreaks and urge area residents to get tested.
Major funding for Great Lakes restoration was unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate over the weekend and is now headed to the president’s desk.