By JACK NISSEN Capital News Service LANSING — For those who don’t remember the 2013-2014 winter, it was a season of icy wrath unleashed by the polar vortex. Well, it appears memories of ice and record-low temperatures weren’t the only … Continue reading →
By ERIC FREEDMAN Capital News Service LANSING — What do a trail system linking Northwest Michigan communities, a small-scale organic vegetable farm that supplies local restaurants with fresh produce, citizen-scientists alert for invasive aquatics, apple researchers and critics of … Continue reading →
WATERCLARITY By ERIC FREEDMAN Capital News Service LANSING — In a startling turn-about, Lake Superior has lost its championship title as the clearest of the Great Lakes. Lake Huron — now in first place — and Lake Michigan in the … Continue reading →
INLANDLAKES By CARL STODDARD Capital News Service LANSING — In 1941, my grandparents built a small cottage on a small lake in northern Michigan. The cottage remains in the family today. But while the ownership hasn’t changed, the lake has. … Continue reading →
DAIRYMOVING By ERIC FREEDMAN Capital News Service LANSING — Climate change may give a big boost to dairy farming in Michigan, a new study of the future for U.S. dairy farms says. “Dairy production in North America will shift to … Continue reading →
When a dam across the St. Regis River in Upstate New York was removed late last year, the Mohawk people that live there saw it as an opportunity to reclaim the land and use it to express their culture and heritage.