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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 »»

State grant used to plant trees

November 2, 2012 MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette will have 40 new trees budding come spring, after receiving a $5,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Urban and Community Forestry Program. more »»

Abandoned ore dock may have future

October 26, 2012 MARQUETTE — To some area residents, the ore dock in Marquette’s lower harbor is an architectural relic of great importance in local culture and history. To others, it’s simply an eyesore. more »»

NSA students assist migrating butterflies

October 19, 2012 MARQUETTE — Students in North Star Academy’s Community Environmental Education program helped out the famous migration of the monarch butterfly this month by traveling to the Stonington Peninsula an... more »»

Negaunee gets new recycling program

September 14, 2012 MARQUETTE — Residents of the City of Negaunee will be enjoying a new recycling program as the city has agreed to participate in the Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority’s program. more »»

City of Marquette to stage ‘Trash to Treasure Day’ Saturday

September 7, 2012 MARQUETTE — The streets of Marquette will be lined with potential treasures Saturday as the city’s annual “Trash to Treasure Day” kicks off at 8 a.m. “(Participation) has varied from year to yea. more »»

City gets EPA grant to boost water quality

August 31, 2012 MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette will receive a grant worth nearly $180,000 to attempt to improve water quality along the shoreline in the city’s north. The grant, which is a part of the U.S. more »»

Saving money can be as easy as pulling the plug

August 24, 2012 MARQUETTE — As area residents lay their heads down to sleep after a long day, they may be using electricity in their home without even knowing it. more »»

Tourville North residents enjoy home-grown food

August 17, 2012 MARQUETTE — As the growing season for Upper Peninsula residents is winding down to a close, residents of Tourville North Apartments in Marquette are finding themselves with an abundance of home-grow... more »»



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