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South Korea raises to highest alert after jump in coronavirus cases. New York aims to speed process for renewable projects.

2020Talks - February 21, 2020 


Tomorrow are the Nevada caucuses, and Nevada Democrats are hoping for them to run far more smoothly than the ones in Iowa. Candidates battle for that top spot and voting continues.

Public News Service - MI: Climate Change/Air Quality

PHOTO: Supporters of clean-energy expansion say now is the time to raise the bar for Michigan, where wind technology has advanced and the cost has decreased. Photo courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan is on track to meet Governor Rick Snyder's mandate which requires utility providers to reach 10 percent renewable energy by 2015, and while that is good news, the draft report on the situation also finds that the state could go much further. In response to Snyder's 2013 add

Thousands of tar sands pipelines would criss cross the nation  Courtesy of: Catherine Mann/InsideClimate News

FLINT, Mich. – The Obama administration is expected to make a decision soon on the Keystone XL pipeline that would ship millions of gallons of crude oil from Canada to Texas. A new National Wildlife Federation report warns about bad behavior on the part of the pipeline companies. Among other

PHOTO: A Child in Belinger Park, located between the River Rouge plant and steel mill. Credit: Ami Vitale/Panos Pictures

FLINT, Mich. – Get out the vote efforts are underway across Michigan ahead of next week’s general election. Faith leaders and the Michigan NAACP are mobilizing voters in Detroit, Flint and Saginaw. They want to make sure that low-income and minority voters understand all the issues, inc

Admiral Dennis McGinn

DETROIT - They say politics makes strange bedfellows, and in Michigan a military man and a pastor are united in their support for Proposal 3 (Prop 3). If enough people vote yes, the state would have to get 25 percent of its electricity from clean energy by 2025. Retired Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn

Photo: Hunter in Sunrise   Courtesy of: NWF

CHEBOYGAN, Mich. - Anyone who thinks hunters vote mainly on the issue of gun rights might want to think again. A new poll of sportsmen finds the vast majority concerned about things like wildlife habitat and clean water. Most who were surveyed for the National Wildlife Federation consider themselves

Julie Lyons Brinker and Dave Fredericks from MIFPL, standing on an Ann Arbor church roof. Photo credit: MIFPL

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Voters in Michigan will be asked in November if they want to require utilities to get 25 percent of electricity from renewable sources such as wind, solar and biomass by the year 2025. That question, Proposal 3, is picking up support from leaders of several religious faiths aro

EATON RAPIDS, Mich. - A wind turbine blade that's so smart, it lets engineers know when it needs maintenance. That's one example of new technology that Dowding Industries manufacturing in Eaton Rapids is ready to build... Except that customers are delaying their orders. Company president Jeff Mett

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A resolution by Oklahoma Republican Senator James Inhofe has scientists in Michigan concerned. Inhofe is trying to use the Congressional Review Act to block the EPA's new regulations on mercury emissions from power plants. More than 100 Michigan scientists have signed and sent a

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