Imlay City, Michigan: Mulefoot Gastropub redefines the food culture

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NW Michigan: greening up Grand Traverse Resort

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Before Hemingway became obsessed with bullfighting, big-game hunting and deep-sea fishing, Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay region inspired his youthful imagination. T hings have gotten better for some Native Americans in northwestern Michigan. | Traverse City Eco |.

Say, What? Michigan Legislators Insist that Burning Tires is 'Clean, Renewable Energy'

Green (Living) Review

Michigan politicians make a mockery of environmental standards. The Michigan state legislature is playing loose with its environmental definitions, passing a bill on Thursday that qualifies the burning of solid waste as "renewable energy."

Farm-to-fork Michigan: Mind, Body & Spirits

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A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Farm-to-fork Michigan: Mind, Body & Spirits 2 September 10 · 0 comments | Green And Organic | E d Begley, Jr.

Michigan lawmaker wants to call burning tires “renewable energy”

Green (Living) Review

A Michigan house representative is trying to re-define renewable energy, with a bill that would make burning tires and other industrial solid waste count towards the state’s mandate of generating 10 percent of its energy from renewables.

Michigan Small Farm Found In Contempt Of Court, Forced To Remove Livestock

Green (Living) Review

The owners of a small rural farm located within Williamston Township, Michigan were found in contempt of court by Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina this week, because they did not remove livestock from their property.

Coast Guard Rescues Dog From Icy Michigan Waters

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Coast Guard rescued a yellow labrador from an icy lake in Frankfort, Michigan on Tuesday. The Frankfort Coast Guard were in the middle of Read More The post Coast Guard Rescues Dog From Icy Michigan Waters appeared first on Ecorazzi. What a lucky dog! The U.S.

More oil and chemical spills in both Michigan and Louisiana

Green Blog

April 1 was no joke in Lansing, Michigan, when equipment at a power plant malfunctioned and caused 300 gallons of oil to leak into the Grand River. Business & Politics Arkansas Exxon Louisiana Mayflower Michigan oil spill tar sands USA

Michigan Governor Approves ‘Bear Cub Petting Zoo’ Bill

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Animal activists express concern over Michigan's newly approved 'bear cub petting zoo' bill that will allow people to interact with live bear cubs. Read More The post Michigan Governor Approves ‘Bear Cub Petting Zoo’ Bill appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Featured News rick snyder

Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is Finally Preserved as Wilderness. ~ Brenna Fischer

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Adventure Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Green Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) bill designated wilderness environment Good Morning America law Most Beautiful Place in America nature Northern Michigan Obama outdoors preservation recreation Sleeping Bear Dunes

Reactions to Michigan Woman Facing Jail Time for Veggie Garden

Eccorazzi

Julie Bass, an Oak Parks, Michigan resident and mother of six, had no idea that her veggie garden could make her face up to 93 days behind bars. She would be considered a criminal in the eyes of Michigan. Who knew a veggie garden could send you to jail?

Poor Safety Procedures at Michigan Oil Spill

Celsias

Canadian pipeline company Enbridge is in the hot seat for an oil spill from a ruptured line in southern Michigan. Crews in Marshall, Mich.,

Michigan Hospital Grows its Own Organic Produce On The Roof

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Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital in Michigan has launched an organic greenhouse and uses the resultant crops in patients’ meals.

Michigan County Embraces Giant Wind Farms

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Wind turbines in Michigan/Credit: eXtension Ag Energy. While many communities are imposing moratoria on commercial wind farms, one mid-Michigan county is putting out the welcome mat to not one but potentially three major wind developments.

Indie green hotels band together to offer sustainable options for frequent travelers

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Dearborn Detroit Michigan North America The Americas United States Adoba Hotel Dearborn/Detroit Atmosphere Hospitality Management Green Travel News Reuters Stash How can frequent travelers earn free stays and other perks at cool green hotels that aren''t part of big chains?

Invasive Species Concerns Run High For Lake Michigan And Mississippi River

Eco Friendly Daily

Such situations are now occurring in the Mississippi River, Chicago River and Lake Michigan in the United States. However, the fish have since proliferated greatly and have become a great threat to the waters of the Mississippi River and potentially soon Lake Michigan.

No Cute Title, Just an Owl Swimming

10,000 Birds

He spotted something swimming in Lake Michigan, but it wasn’t a gull or winter duck. Spitzer doesn’t have a monopoly of crazy owl-attack captures along Lake Michigan’s Chicago shore. News Bird Behavior Chicago Great Horned Owl Lake Michigan Peregrine Falcon swimming I have backlogs of bird news to wade through for you, but couldn’t help singling out this spectacular story. There’s nothing earth-shatteringly newsy here, just a rarely seen behavior that was caught on camera.

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Birdless Pain at Ross Coastal Plain

10,000 Birds

To anyone considering spending time on the serene summer shores of Lake Michigan, I applaud your discerning taste. The summer doldrums are in full effect right now in southern Michigan. Summer in Michigan feels a lot like summer in New York. Trips Michigan summer

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Obama Declares 2 New Marine Sanctuaries for United States: the First in 15-Years.

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How to “Make” our own Water & Enjoy Peace of Mind.

Elephant Journal

Health & Wellness drinking filtered water Flint Michigan fluoride leaching from the body lead minerals plastic bottles purified water waterDistilled water and reverse osmosis treated water will remove pretty much everything from water guaranteed, but there’s a catch. Purifying water doesn’t create healthy water. In order for water to be healthy, it needs.

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Not a Happy Camper.

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Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Funny Z ADMIN Family Featured Today camping family Lake Michigan nature she rode away, no doubt to tell her family about the woman exposing herself in the woods.

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Beach Day. {Poem}

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The beauty of Lake Michigan is immense. Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Green a day out beach fun lake Lake Michigan Lighthouse nature poem sunny day sunshineCar parked on hot gooey asphalt. As we step out, the sun beats down in musical rays. Once the concrete meets the sand we release our feet from the chains of our shoes. Look ahead! Wild as children the waves twirl and somersault to create cotton white foam. […].

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, March 27

Conservancy Talk

Michigan’s governor just approved a bear cub petting zoo bill. We’ve got quite the spread of green news for you this morning. Let’s get started. Check out these 8 interesting uses for drones , including many that help protect the environment. ( MNN ). This chilly spring we’ve been experiencing? Melting Arctic sea ice may be to blame. Mongabay ). Huffington Post ). Want to save African lions ? New research says, “time to fence them in.”

A Meditation on Summer: 2 Stories About Water. ~ Shelli Jankowski-Smith

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Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Literary Journal beaches cabin fresh water great lake meditation in water memories ocean salt water shallow water sister lakes sister lakes michigan sitting Zen summer swampscott the lake vacation home water

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History Of Energy Gardens

Green Living Ideas

Alternative Energy Energy Efficiency Home Energy Usage Colorado distributed energy DOE GTM Research Harvard History Of Energy Gardens Massahusetts Michigan Minnesota NREL Solar Design Associates SolarizeBefore I begin writing about energy gardens, it is incredibly helpful to understand what they are, what they aren’t, and their level of independence from whatever energy utility serves the vicinity.

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The Green Buzz: Thursday, July 18

Conservancy Talk

Animals Conservation Issues Environmental News Environmental Science Green Living Invasive species North America Science Sustainable Livelihoods The Green Buzz United States ash borer ash trees Bloomberg cars Christian Science Monitor comet of the century dinosaur fox news iowa jaws mackinaw island martha''s vineyard Michigan National Geographic new dinosaur shark hunt shark tournament Treehugger Utah Shark hunts, comets and a car-free city in America?

Reefs Like Zombies?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Coral reefs, parrotfish, climate change, Michigan tourists, and, well, zombies -- the kind of surreal conversation that could probably only happen in a place like Key West.

Tracking the Kirkland’s Warbler

10,000 Birds

The jack pines of Michigan are well-known as the breeding grounds of the Kirkland’s Warbler —and thus, the best place to catch a glimpse of this exceedingly rare songbird. Eastern seaboard, and up to Michigan. Photo of Kirkland’s Warbler in Michigan by Jeol Trick, U.S.

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eBird Profile Pages and the Power of Suggestion

10,000 Birds

In particular, Michigan was gray, indicating complete failure to submit even a single checklist. But I had spent years in Ann Arbor attending law school at the University of Michigan, albeit before I started birding.

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Closed Ford Auto Plant to be Retooled for Renewable Energy

Green Living Ideas

One such Ford plant in Wixom, Michigan is about to be reborn as a renewable energy manufacturing plant. Tags: Alt Fuels and Transportation Alternative Energy batteries Ford Green Collar Jobs green economy green jobs Michigan renewable energy solar As the American automobile industry dies a slow death from making cars that are unreliable and inefficient, plants in the Midwest have been closed.

Detroit Bans Fracking

Sustainability Ninja

Detroit’s City Council has made history in Michigan by becoming the first in the state to pass a resolution supporting a ban on fracking. Detroit sent a strong message indicating that a ban on fracking is necessary to protect public health and preserve Michigan’s natural resources,” said Lynna Kaucheck of Food & Water Watch. The time to ban fracking in Michigan is now.”.

America’s first sustainable urban agrihood is growing in Detroit

Green (Living) Review

This week, the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) revealed its plans for the first Sustainable Urban Agrihood in the North End. Wait, an agrihood? It’s an alternative neighborhood growth model, positioning agriculture as the centerpiece of a mixed-use development.

Man in Hummer Squishes Ducklings

10,000 Birds

In perhaps the ultimate expression of everything that is wrong with American culture, a 19-year-old man in a Humvee intentionally ran over ducklings in a McDonald’s parking lot in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dillon Pearce faces up to four years in prison after being charged with a felony. My money is on him getting off with community service. Asides

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Personal Gardening and Farming Are Becoming Illegal

Green (Living) Review

With Michigan’s recent ban on backyard farming, along with many states regulating the amount of garden space individuals may have in their yard, the ability for Americans to grow their own food and feed themselves is becoming a thing of the past.

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MSU Offering Class on How to Survive the Zombie Pandemic

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Michigan State University is preparing students with a class on how to survive a zombie outbreak (and other crisis situations). Read More. News Top News Video

Chicago’s Ivy Hotel: chic green luxury, and now open

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Barely more then a block from Michigan Avenue in Chicago’s artsy Near North neighborhood, the Ivy Hotel was once an office building. Now it's the city's newest boutique hotel, and eco-chic too Chicago’s Ivy Hotel: chic green luxury, and now open is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Chicago Hotels Illinois North America Restaurants/Cafes United States Green Travel News Ivy Hotel Midwest Reuters

Turkeys Gone Wild!

10,000 Birds

Watch out for Wild Turkeys going wild in western Michigan! It seems that they have taken to crashing through windows and windshields. Though, as the news report points out, it is likely just because it is their breeding season and the hormones are getting to them… a. Asides

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of July 2016?

10,000 Birds

I’m still in Michigan enjoying the lake life, despite the prosaic (for a New Yorker) birding. Summer is full swing here in the Northern Hemisphere, which means a birder’s fancy turns to less predictable targets.

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Dog Abandoned Behind Walmart Chews Off Own Paw to Escape

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A two-year-old dog was left chained behind a Walmart in Michigan on Sunday, and later chewed off her own paw to escape the bitter cold. Courtney, a mixed breed pooch, Read More The post Dog Abandoned Behind Walmart Chews Off Own Paw to Escape appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals News Top News

This Is Absolutely Insane

10,000 Birds

But in Oak Park, Michigan, it is apparently a crime to have a vegetable garden in your front yard. Julie Bass should be lauded and should not be facing jail time. Where are the Tea Partiers? Or does freedom not apply to vegetable gardens? And are we so insane as a culture that “suitable&# plants for the front yard excludes vegetables? Asides

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