Tag: Michigan


Two closely watched state ballot initiatives endorsed by environmental groups went down to defeat on Tuesday, as voters in California rejected a proposal that would have required the labeling of all genetically modified crops and Michigan voters soundly defeated a Read more…


The most important clean energy vote this year will not take place in Congress. David Roberts of Grist has it right. It will take place in Michigan. In November, voters will have the chance to approve a ballot initiative increasing Read more…


Michigan is quickly looking to make its position as one of the frontrunners for cleantech. Through numerous initiatives, investments, tax incentives, various research and development firms, and the creation of clean technologies, it is obvious that cleantech has had an Read more…


The first regional Wind Energy Conference, sponsored by the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association, took place in Detroit April 20 and 21. Bringing together for the first time under one roof, the major players from government, utilities, universities, and private Read more…


In Cape Town, South Africa, as well as in many U.S. cities, wealthy suburban dwellers choke roads driving into the city, eschewing the public transit that shuttles blue collar workers. The addition of bus and rail lines in the city’s Read more…


You’ve probably heard the reports about drugs in our water that aren’t removed by traditional wastewater treatment. Maybe you’ve heard about the harmful byproducts spawned when chlorine is used in the water treatment process. Here’s a new one: Super bacteria Read more…


Summer’s comin. Sun, sand, beach and shiga toxin. Shiga toxin? Yep, it’s a gene that can make swimmers sick. And health departments don’t test for it in places like Michigan and Pennsylvania. They test for E. coli, an indicator bug Read more…


Can you make lemonade from algae? Figuratively, yes. A bunch of students from the University of Michigan and Michigan State University have a business plan to use algae to treat wastewater and make biofuels. It’s a double play, like taking Read more…


Vincent’s post from the The European Wind Energy Conference got me thinking about U.S. offshore wind potential. Wind on the water has been all the buzz in Michigan. The state’s portion of the Great Lakes has the potential to produce Read more…

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