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Farmers may be off to a late start this year after snowfall and low temperatures put them behind schedule.

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Casperson's bill calls for additional funding from the trust fund to be used for roads and trails. Photo: Tom Casperson.

Information for all Michigan trails – including those on the water – would soon be available at the click of a button under legislation recently introduced by lawmakers.

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To be good stewards, lakeshore residents must manage rainwater and avoid disturbing naturally occurring habitats, says Paul Radomski. Photo: Flickr/CC.

When they decided to write a book, Minnesota’s Paul Radomski and Alberta’s Kristof Van Assche originally set out to make their lives a little easier. What they created was an idea manual for lakeshore stewardship.

Apr 2 2014 | | 2 Comments
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Even after all of the snow Michigan received this winter is gone and melted, it could still find a way to impact peoples’ summer plans.

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For Richard Skibsted and Rudy Prouty, Lake Superior offers a winter oasis that presents another way to continue their passion of scuba diving.

Mar 31 2014 | | No Comment
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At the end of each month Current State checks in with Great Lakes commentator and journalist Gary Wilson for updates on environmental stories from around the Basin.

The Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. File photo.

The record-breaking ice on Lake Superior is bad news for the steel industry but not for tourism in some parts of the Upper Peninsula.

Mar 28 2014 | | One Comment
A painted turtle covered with oil from the 2010 Enbridge oil spill in Marshall, Mich. Photo: David Kenyon, Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Emergency responders are readying for Lake Superior oil shipping proposals.

Mar 27 2014 | | One Comment
Guntra Aistara. Image: Central European University

Environmental justice conjures images of pollutant-spewing power plants in the inner-city. It may also refer to cries of “Freedom for the Tomato!”

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Both University of Michigan and Michigan State University fan gear contained varying levels of potentially toxic chemicals, according to a recent study by the Ecology Center.

Mar 24 2014 | | One Comment
Nanticoke Generating Plant was one of Canada's highest emitters of green house gases until it was shutdown at the end of 2013

At the beginning of this year, Ontario — Canada’s most populous province — became the first jurisdiction in North America to ban coal-fired energy production, shutting down all such plants in the province.