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Kalamazoo River Enbridge Oil Spill

Enbridge’s Nose Grows a lot Longer

3/14/2013 // By Beth Wallace

In a recent hearing to determine the fate of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline project, Enbridge told regulators, decision makers and the public that tar sands oil floats in water. This is according to an industry backed study conducted in […] Read more >

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What’s Happening to Great Lakes Ice?

2/26/2013 // By Melinda Koslow

It’s that time of year again: snow is falling, noses are running, and the Great Lakes are icing. But to what extent are they icing? Since ice records began in 1973, Great Lakes ice cover has declined by an average […] Read more >

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Standing Up in the Face of Disaster

1/18/2013 // By Beth Wallace

Over two years ago, the communities I grew up in experienced the largest and costliest inland oil spill in U.S. history. On July 25th, 2010, a pipeline owned by Canadian tar sands giant Enbridge Energy, burst–dumping more than 1 million […] Read more >

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The Fiscal Cliff and Ohio

12/19/2012 // By Avelino Maestas

If you’ve been reading Wildlife Promise lately, you know that the impending fiscal cliff—which includes “sequestration,” a series of automatic budget cuts that will kick in starting in January unless Congress acts—could be pretty awful for wildlife (and people, too). These cuts […] Read more >

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Voting YES to Renewable Energy in Michigan

10/27/2012 // By Jennifer Janssen

The Great Lakes were too hot this summer. From Lake Michigan hitting 82 degrees in July to Lake Superior running 15 to 20 degrees above average–the lakes are showing the effects of our warming climate. The record hot waters surprised […] Read more >

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Enbridge Threatens Freshwater Drinking Source for Millions of People

10/18/2012 // By Beth Wallace

Today NWF released a report warning of a pipeline hazard beneath the Straits of Mackinac. Submerged in the waters where Lakes Michigan and Huron meet, more than 20 million gallons of crude oil and natural gas fluids are pumped every day […] Read more >

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Video: Michigan Voters Can Vote YES on Renewable Energy

10/3/2012 // By Sarah Mullkoff

The Great Lakes are heating up, along with my desire for clean energy to end our over-dependence on dirty fuels. This summer, I was shocked to feel the impacts of climate change so close to home while swimming in Lake […] Read more >

Photo by Melinda Koslow, 2012

Great Lakers Learn about Climate-Smart Restoration Success

9/19/2012 // By Melinda Koslow

This past week more than 600 representatives from around the Great Lakes joined at the Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition Restoration Conference as part of the larger Great Lakes Week in Cleveland, Ohio. My colleagues Doug Inkley, Celia Haven […] Read more >

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Landmark Clean Cars Success

9/6/2012 // By Sarah Mullkoff

Last week marked a tremendous victory in the fight to reduce the carbon pollution that fuels global warming. On Tuesday, August 28th, the Obama administration finalized the Environmental Protection Agency Fuel Economy Standards that will double the fuel economy of our […] Read more >

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Oil Spill at Michigan’s Capital

7/19/2012 // By Beth Wallace

A human oil spill, that is! On July 18th, community members from across Michigan participated in the Lansing, Mich., We are the Kalamazoo Human Oil Spill event to memorialize two years passing since the largest and costliest inland oil spill […] Read more >