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A Thousand No’s on Forest Sale

Blog Archive | February 8, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

Citizens in Iosco and surrounding counties recently sent more than one thousand signatures to Gov. Jennifer Granholm opposing the attempted forced sale of 475 acres of state forest to a golf course developer....

Truly Clean and Green

Blog Archive | February 2, 2010 | By Jim Sluyter

Here’s a question for those who want to cut their carbon footprint: What is the better wine choice-a bottle of French Bordeaux, or something from the Napa Valley?...

State Gives Nod to Sulfide Mine

Blog Archive | January 28, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

Opponents of a proposed sulfide mine in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula have suffered another setback as the state continues to push the controversial project regardless of the dangers it presents to Michigan rivers....

State Readies Rogers City Coal Ash Hearing

January 25, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

National push builds for new federal storage rules...

Biomass: Boon or Bugaboo?

January 20, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

A utility’s big move toward renewables prompts a closer look...

New Questions as State Mulls Wolverine Coal Permit

January 18, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

Co-op sees big demand drop, ignores a cheaper, cleaner power plant...

Benzie Makes Room for Wind

Blog Archive | January 13, 2010 | By Shauna Fite

The State of Michigan likes Benzie, too, albeit for different nature-based reason: The county is one of the best places in the state for developing wind power....

A Good Food Road Show

January 5, 2010 | By Diane Conners

Chefs, agencies, grocers help strapped families “go local” at dinner table...

State Punts on New Coal Plants

December 29, 2009 | By Jim Dulzo

Decision interferes with Granholm’s green jobs strategy...

Copenhagen Closeups: As Dust Settles, Now What?

Blog Archive | December 21, 2009 | By Brian Beauchamp

The accord that many world leaders finally embraced here in the wee early hours last Saturday morning, following a marathon of late-night meetings, negotiations, and political wrangling, amounts to nothing more than a handshake agreement to “keep trying” ...

Most Climate Delegates Accepting Obama’s ‘Accord’

December 21, 2009 | By Keith Schneider

But small countries reject deal, fashioned with China, India, Brazil...

Region Sets Table for Healthier Kids

December 21, 2009 | By Diane Conners

Conference will boost “farm to school” local food programs...

Copenhagen Closeups: Obama Speech Disappoints Many

Blog Archive | December 18, 2009 | By Brian Beauchamp

For weeks there was a sense of hope that President Barack Obama’s visit to Copenhagen on the last day of climate negotiations would bring with it enough financial backing, political will, and international fanfare to strike a binding deal that matches up ...

Copenhagen Closeups: Tiny Islands Stand Up to Big Powers

Blog Archive | December 17, 2009 | By Brian Beauchamp

One of the most inspiring developments this week is the way the small, underdeveloped island nations now stand up for themselves in the global climate talks. ...

COPENHAGEN: Looking to Cities for Salvation

December 17, 2009 | By Brian Beauchamp

Unrest Grows as Conference Nears End...

Copenhagen Closeups: Looking to Cities for Salvation

Blog Archive | December 16, 2009 | By Brian Beauchamp

The adage, “think globally, act locally” comes to mind, especially as negotiations reach a grinding halt and conference-goers are left looking for ways to start taking the climate challenge into their own hands.

Copenhagen Closeups: 1,000’s Excluded from ‘Bella of the Beast’

Blog Archive | December 15, 2009 | By Brian Beauchamp

Massive lines and huge crowds surrounded the Bella Center this morning, and even for those who braved the cold in order to get inside, many were turned away at the door....

Copenhagen Closeups: The Crowd Grows, Hope Dims, A Nation Fights for Life

Blog Archive | December 14, 2009 | By Brian Beauchamp

It’s week two of the climate talks here at the COP 15 and the intensity is on the rise. ...

Copenhagen Closeups: 100,000 take to the Streets

Blog Archive | December 14, 2009 | By Brian Beauchamp

More than 100,000 people took place in yesterday’s massive demonstration and march from downtown Copenhagen’s Parliament Square to the Bella Center on the outskirts of town....

Board Minutes: Big Drop in Co-op’s Power Demand

December 14, 2009 | By Glenn Puit

Revelation comes as DEQ readies Rogers City coal plant decision...

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