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Net-zero home shows potential

October 4, 2013 DEERTON — An unusual low-pitched sound greets a visitor taking the short walk through the woods to Sam and Christine Simonetta’s home. more »»

E-waste disposal in offing

September 20, 2013 MARQUETTE — The days of just throwing away electronic goods are over. more »»

Trash, treasure merge into one in annual event in Marquette

September 6, 2013 By Journal Staff MARQUETTE — One man’s trash is another’s man treasure, so goes the old adage. more »»

Great Lakes officials address climate change

August 16, 2013 MARQUETTE — The University of Michigan and an independent research group have developed an interactive map designed to help local officials in the Great Lakes region deal with climate change. more »»

Big Green Gym

August 2, 2013 MARQUETTE — The City of Marquette is a little healthier these days after competing in the 2013 MI Big Green Gym-Blues Community Challenge. more »»

Hoop house prepared for growing season

May 17, 2013 MARQUETTE — Though the structure has been dormant for two years, students at the Marquette Alternative High School and AmeriCorps members — as well as several area community groups — will begin work... more »»

Local farmer pushes growing your own veggies

May 10, 2013 CHRISTMAS — When it comes to fresh, locally grown produce, one area farmer is thinking green — greenhouses that is. more »»

Nonprofit offering energy audits

March 1, 2013 MARQUETTE — Delta Green, a nonprofit energy services organization based in Marquette, will be conducting energy audits thanks to a state grant. more »»

Composting helps extend life of landfill

February 15, 2013 MARQUETTE — A group of people is working locally to help raise awareness about the benefits of recycling and composting, and is hoping to convince more people to do more of both. more »»

Effort ongoing to support native plant varieties

February 1, 2013 MARQUETTE — The Hiawatha National Forest greenhouse in Marquette is once again buzzing with activity as volunteers work to plant seeds to help with native plant restoration within the forest’s... more »»

Energy efficiency groups discuss initiatives

January 25, 2013 MARQUETTE — Area residents had a chance to mix craft beer with learning about energy efficient homes Wednesday night as they took part in “Energy on Tap” inside the Ore Dock Brewing Co. Wednesday. more »»

Richardson gives U.P. a voice as head of NRC

January 11, 2013 MARQUETTE — Named by Gov. Rick Snyder as the new head of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission — the governing body of the Department of Natural Resources — J.R. more »»

Apps due in ag incentive program

January 4, 2013 MARQUETTE — Area farmers looking to sign up for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program still have a little more than a week to fill out the application. more »»

City offers eco-friendly Christmas tree disposal

December 28, 2012 MARQUETTE — The Christmas trees of area residents — once loved and cherished by many a family — will be thrown out in the coming days. more »»

New smartphone app gives aerial view of Lake Superior shoreline

December 21, 2012 MARQUETTE — A new, free iPhone app offered by the Superior Watershed Partnership and Land Trust offers a bird’s-eye view of the Upper Peninsula’s shorelines, as well as vital information for... more »»

UPEC offers mini-grants for environmental projects

December 14, 2012 MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition is once again offering mini-grants for K-12 educators or other groups wanting to create or enhance environmental programming across the U.P. more »»

SWP, Rio Tinto program challenged

December 7, 2012 MARQUETTE — The Superior Watershed Partnership’s Community Environmental Monitoring Program — which will independently evaluate the environmental impact of Rio Tinto’s Eagle Mine — came under fire... more »»

Greenhouse effect

November 30, 2012 MARQUETTE — With a long, cold Upper Peninsula winter just beginning, thoughts of gardening are typically forgotten in favor of musings on snow shoveling or gift buying. But one U.P. more »»

Biosolids storage

November 16, 2012 MARQUETTE — Construction is nearly finished on a new biosolids storage facility, located on the grounds of the Marquette Area Wastewater Treatment Facility, that will help increase Marquette city’s... more »»

Diet decolonization is way to discover how ancestors ate

November 9, 2012 MARQUETTE — For many of us, foraging for food means opening cupboards or the refrigerator. more »»

 
 

 

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