Zoos hoping to breed large animals again

By CRYSTAL CHEN Capital News Service LANSING – Michigan zoos would again be allowed to breed large carnivores such as tigers and bears under a recently introduced bill. Since 2000, zoos must take their large carnivores, including lions, leopards, cougars, … Continue reading →

Boating is up, and so are accidents

By AGNES BAO Capital News Service LANSING – Are Michigan waters getting less safe for boaters, with or without motors? The number of recreational boating accidents in the state increased from 92 in 2013 to 125 in 2016, and deaths … Continue reading →

Killing cormorants legal again

By STEVEN MAIER Capital News Service LANSING — Culling season is coming quickly for a controversial Great Lakes waterfowl after it received a one-year reprieve. Control of the double-crested cormorant will return this spring when the bird returns from wintering … Continue reading →

Hard winter bad for deer, too

By KALEY FECH Capital News Service LANSING – With a prolonged winter in the Upper Peninsula, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is concerned about the impact the conditions will have on the region’s white-tailed deer. “Before this last storm … Continue reading →

Cherry growers worry about rising imports

By KALEY FECH Capital News Service LANSING – Michigan is the nation’s top producer of tart cherries but increasing imports from foreign countries worry the state’s growers. “Michigan grows 75 to 80 percent of the U.S. supply of tart cherries … Continue reading →