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Up the Creek, With a Paddle: Urban Stream Restoration and Daylighting (Part II)

Adrian Benepe | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Adrian Benepe

As cities work to rebuild and repair their infrastructure, one resource they are beginning to turn to is the rivers and creeks that flow through urban areas.

Take a Stand During 'Michigan Week'

Lisa Diggs | Posted 07.20.2013 | Detroit
Lisa Diggs

Together, we are revitalizing Michigan's economy one product, one purchase, one person at a time. Join in the fun and make a difference this Michigan Week.

These Kids Give Up Recess To Play Music

Southwest Michigan Second Wave | Zinta Aistars | Posted 03.18.2013 | Detroit

This article originally appeared in Southwest Michigan Second Wave. A kid who would give up recess to make time for another lesson? Never happen. ...

Federal Officials Interrupt Enbridge's Greenwash of Kalamazoo River Tar Sands Spill

Anthony Swift | Posted 12.11.2012 | Green
Anthony Swift

In a presentation to investors this week, the company provided three quotes from anonymous local residents, fisherman and river enthusiasts, who gush about what Enbridge's tar sands spill has done for the community. Who are these people and where do they come from?

Pipeline Leak-Detection Systems Miss 19 Out of 20 spills

Anthony Swift | Posted 11.27.2012 | Green
Anthony Swift

What does that mean for tar sands pipelines like Keystone XL and Northern Gateway?

Climate Change and Extreme Weather Weren't the Only Reason to Oppose Keystone XL and Tar Sands Expansion This Summer

Anthony Swift | Posted 11.24.2012 | Green
Anthony Swift

The fact that tar sands pipelines are not in our national interest becomes clearer by the day.

Remember Kalamazoo -- and Fight for a Tar Sands-Free Future

Erich Pica | Posted 09.25.2012 | Green
Erich Pica

The very nature of tar sands -- heavy and abrasive -- points to why tar sands pipelines have an abysmal safety record. But a drastically increased likelihood of spills is only where the problems begin.

We Are the Kalamazoo

Michael Brune | Posted 09.19.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

On July 25, 2010, an oil company spilled more than a million gallons of toxic tar sands crude just a few miles from Susan Connolly's house. As the spill spread, they could smell the fumes. But it wasn't until later that night that they realized something was seriously wrong

Government Investigation Provides Damning Picture of the Kalamazoo Tar Sands Spill

Anthony Swift | Posted 09.10.2012 | Green
Anthony Swift

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) heard the major findings of its two-year investigation of the Enbridge tar sands pipeline spill, which released more than a million gallons of corrosive tar sands into the Kalamazoo River watershed in July 2010.

Our Daughters, Moms, and Sisters: Republican Attacks on Women's Choice Should Also Mobilize Men

Hans Johnson | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Men should join in rejecting the attack on reproductive health and insisting on candidates who know the issues around access to contraceptives and abortion and promise to advocate and advance coverage, affordable care, and fairness.

Pipeline Regulators Cite Two Dozen Safety Violations by Enbridge in Kalamazoo Tar Sands Spill

Anthony Swift | Posted 09.04.2012 | Green
Anthony Swift

The federal investigation of the Kalamazoo tar sands spills clearly shows that the most expensive pipeline accident in U.S. history could have and should have been prevented.

Kalamazooans Protest Vatican's Treatment of Nuns

Olga Bonfiglio | Posted 08.19.2012 | Detroit
Olga Bonfiglio

People across the nation have taken to the streets to protest the Vatican's attack on the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) and show their support for the sisters, according to Nun Justice.

Republican Presidential Win Would Give Free Rein To Neocon Ambitions of Empire

Olga Bonfiglio | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Olga Bonfiglio

Dorrien supports the re-election of Obama because he doesn't want the neoconservatives to return to power as indeed they will under Romney or Santorum.

Who Knew, Kalamazoo?

Olga Bonfiglio | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics
Olga Bonfiglio

Over a thousand people showed up for a Rick Santorum rally Monday night at the Heritage Christian Academy, a K-12 private school in Kalamazoo. Organizers expected only 300.

War and Peace in Kalamazoo

Olga Bonfiglio | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics
Olga Bonfiglio

Members of the Kalamazoo Nonviolent Opponents of War (KNOW) held their usual Sunday peace vigil in front of the Federal Building in downtown Kalamazoo as they have been doing since September 1, 2002. And, it doesn't look as though they are going away despite President Obama's declaration of the end of the war in Iraq.

Privatization Of Michigan Public Schools 'Very Real' Threat

Posted 12.04.2011 | Education

The privatization of public education in Michigan is a "very real" possibility, a state lawmaker said Monday, the Kalamazoo Gazette reports. At a t...

Music the Way It Should Be

Scott Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Scott Janssen

As my two year anniversary with my girlfriend drew near, my frustrations began to mount. I have always been a sucker for big time gifts, and I wanted...

So, You Think You Earn an Honest Living?

Crystal Syben Haidl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Crystal Syben Haidl

While Tea Partiers, pundits, lobbyists and mid-term candidates are out-shouting mantras on how to fix the system, the one thing almost everyone agrees...

Extremism, the Makeover, and Election 2010

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Not long ago, a passing familiarity with Bible verses, a flair for rhetoric, and hunger for a following could be enough to land someone in a small-tow...

EPA: Improvements Have Been Made At Site Of Michigan Oil Spill

AP | TIM MARTIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

LANSING, Mich. — A regional administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency said Sunday that significant improvement had been made at the ...

Michigan Oil Spill Among Largest In Midwest History: Kalamazoo Spill SOAKS Wildlife (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As the Gulf Coast deals with the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, the Midwest is now facing an oil spill of its own. A state of emergen...

Ride a Dinosaur: Visit a Creationist Museum!

Scott Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Scott Janssen

When exactly the notoriously skeptical people within the "Show-Me State" of Missouri morphed into a bunch of Creationist Cathys, I'll never know.

Obama At Hampton University Graduation To Deliver Commencement Address

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

HAMPTON, Va. — President Barack Obama, addressing graduates at historically black Hampton University on Sunday, said that it is the responsibili...

St. Patty's Day and Chatroulette

Scott Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Scott Janssen

Chatroulette does an excellent job of representing the world in its truest form. Filled with "Irish spirit," we fired up a webcam and got ready for whatever the world had to offer on St. Patty's Day.

Michigan Man Robs Bank With To-Do List

Scott Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Scott Janssen

79-year-old Donald Evans robbed a Battle Creek bank because he needed money for "women, gambling and alcohol."