Recycle your home?

By LUCY SCHROEDER Capital News Service LANSING — You may recycle in your home, but did you know the building itself can be recycled? A group of researchers at Michigan State University studying the science of domicology — the term … Continue reading →

Reclaiming buildings can create jobs

By LUCY SCHROEDER Capital News Service LANSING — Sometimes deconstruction can yield surprising finds—like human body parts. Workers with Reclaim Detroit, a nonprofit deconstruction organization, once saw a human arm among other trash in the basement of a blighted house. … Continue reading →

Capital News Service 2017-06-08 08:00:02

To: CNS Editors From: Eric Freedman For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Pechulano Ali, (517) 940-2313, For other issues contact Perry Parks,, (517) 388-8627. 1st SUMMER ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS PACKAGES: This is the first of the summer’s … Continue reading →

Fast green locomotives coming to Michigan

By KAREN HOPPER USHER Capital News Service LANSING — Greener trains are coming to the Great Lakes region. Technically, they’re locomotives. That’s the part of the train that does the pushing or the pulling. The Siemens Chargers, which are due … Continue reading →

Scientists team up to track fish

By MAX JOHNSTON Capital News Service LANSING — Biologists and scientists have teamed up to track fish across the Great Lakes using sound—a literal Great Lakes echo. It’s like the world’s biggest game of Marco Polo, but with fish. The … Continue reading →

UP scientists writes guide to fruit flies

By CARIN TUNNEY Capital News Service LANSING — A common ancestor of fruit flies and humans emerged about 600 million years ago, long before the formation of the earth’s continents as we know them today. Scientists discovered the link in … Continue reading →