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Michigan Eagle Cam!

via Michigan in Pictures. CarbonTV and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources are collaborating on a cool webcam of a nesting pair of bald eagles at Michigan's Platte River State Fish Hatchery in Benzie County.
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BREAKING NEWS: Gov. Snyder aware of Flint water crisis in February 2015

BREAKING: Progress Michigan reports that Governor Rick Snyder Knew About Flint Water Crisis in February of 2015: An email sent by Governor Rick Snyder shows that he planned to discuss “Flint water” with top staffers in February 2015 —…
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Five Things You Need to Know: Boomtown Edition

Next Big Idea for Transportation in Michigan? Speaking on Michigan Radio's excellent Stateside program, RFD Insight founder Lawrence Dolph says that Michigan has all the parts to think big about public transit with hydroelectric-powered  train/commuter…
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Walking on the Beach with Loreen Niewenhuis

"I'd rather do 20 miles on soft sand than 10 miles on the side of the road. There is something about being where water meets land. I feel very clicked-in there. I feel like I can go forever." ~Loreen Niewenhuis USA Today has a feature…
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The impact of record low Great Lakes levels

This post originally appeared on Michigan in Pictures. On Michigan in Pictures I usually blog beautiful things, but today I’m featuring an ugly thing that we in Michigan should all be concerned about. Traverse City based Circle of Blue…
Poetry of Nature by Mark Lindsey
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Releasing a River: Boardman River Dam Removal Begins

Brown Bridge Dam by Happyhiker4 The Boardman River watershed encompasses 291 square miles and flows 179 miles from its origin in Kalkaska County to West Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City. Last Wednesday, the process of removing three…
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Michigan is the 2nd fastest warming state

Old Barn by big_cat7575 The Great Lakes Echo reports that the first five months of 2012 were the warmest on record for many Great Lakes cities: Folks around the Great Lakes are around or within one of the most unusual temperature episodes…
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Tour the Lake Winds Energy Park at the 2012 Michigan Energy Fair

Every year the  Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association (GLREA) holds their annual Michigan Energy Fair (MEF). The Energy Fair takes place June 22-24, 2012 and it's at a new location, the Mason County Fairgrounds in Ludington. The location…
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Great Lakes ice coverage down 71% in past 40 years

March 2012 Ice on the Great Lakes (NOAA) In Continued ice loss on the Great Lakes may cause widespread change in ecosystems at the Great Lakes Echo, Jennifer Kalish writes that a lack of winter ice is increasing evaporation which can harm…
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Building reefs for sturgeon in the St. Clair River

In New St. Clair River reefs to spur sturgeon spawning on the Great Lakes Echo, Brian Bienkowski writes: Michigan organizations and agencies are building nine rock reefs in the Middle Channel of the St. Clair River to bolster native fish…