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New Sculpture Exhibit Hopes to Raise Awareness of Plastic Pollution

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Shedd Aquarium will be exhibiting a new form of artwork — sculptures composed of plastic pollution found in Lake Michigan. The new exhibit, titled “Washed Ashore,” consists of ten massive sculptures made of recovered garbage. The main message behind the exhibit is to show how real and frightening water pollution is. “We go for beautiful […]

It’s Mid-Summer, And The Fishflies Are Out Again – But That’s a Good Thing

It’s Mid-Summer, And The Fishflies Are Out Again – But That’s a Good Thing

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It’s late June, and that means the fishflies are back in Eastern Michigan. It also means it might be time to check our homes for any of these winged insects burrowing their way inside and hiding in little nooks and crannies. Don’t forget to check any exterior areas of your home as well, especially outdoor […]

New Sculpture Exhibit Hopes to Raise Awareness of Plastic Pollution

Animal Health Company Expands Michigan Facility, Adding To State’s Manufacturing Success

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Animal health company Zoetis Inc. is set to expand their Global Manufacturing and Supply facility in Kalamazoo. Area Development reports that the facility will be designated for a new oral flea and tick medication for dogs. Zoetis predicts a early-2019 completion date. The Michigan Economic Development Cooperation awarded Zoetis a Business Development Program grant to […]

New Sculpture Exhibit Hopes to Raise Awareness of Plastic Pollution

‘The Trails State’ Lives Up To Name, Puts Emphasis on Biking

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Michigan isn’t called “The Trails State” for nothing. With more than 12,500 miles of state-designated trails and another 2,600 miles of linear trails, Michigan has more of these pathways than any other state in the entire country. And while May, also known as National Bike Month, has ended, many cyclists would argue that there’s no […]

New Sculpture Exhibit Hopes to Raise Awareness of Plastic Pollution

Proposed Lake Michigan Development Site Draws Environmental Controversy

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A stretch of property on the shore of Lake Michigan is sparking local controversy. Michigan Live reports that a 300-acre piece of land in the Saugatuck area, at the mouth of the Kalamazoo River, may be developed into a private marina and 40 home lots — a move that is concerning residents and conservationists alike. […]

New Sculpture Exhibit Hopes to Raise Awareness of Plastic Pollution

Michigan Manufacturers Association Honored For Their Investment In Youth

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The Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) has been honored with the SME Education Foundation’s 2017 Outstanding Partner Award. According to a recent press release, the association has been effective in preparing young people for careers in STEM. “From day one, the Michigan Manufacturers Association has been an outstanding partner, introducing us to manufacturing leaders in the […]

New Sculpture Exhibit Hopes to Raise Awareness of Plastic Pollution

In-Depth Studies Assess Health of Lake Michigan, Great Lakes

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There’s no shortage of fish horror stories from the Great Lakes. With almost 1.2 trillion gallons of untreated sewage, storm water, and industrial waste being dumped into the water each year, it’s difficult to avoid them. But two studies looking into different health issues in Lake Michigan and the rest of the Great Lakes have […]

New Sculpture Exhibit Hopes to Raise Awareness of Plastic Pollution

Payless Shoes Closing 10 Locations in Michigan

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Payless ShoeSource, which recently filed for bankruptcy protection, announced at the beginning of April that it would be closing over 400 stores nationwide, including 10 locations in Michigan. “This is a difficult, but necessary, decision, driven by the continued challenges of the retail environment, which will only intensify,” the shoe seller’s CEO, Paul Jones, said […]

New Sculpture Exhibit Hopes to Raise Awareness of Plastic Pollution

Michigan Created 10,700 Tech Jobs During 2016

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According to a CompTIA study, Michigan ranks 10th in the nation for technology careers, boasting an estimated 222,000 employees working in tech-related fields. And in 2016 the state’s tech industry grew by an impressive 5% — that’s about 10,700 new technology jobs. The technology sector accounts for almost 6.6%, or $30.7 billion, of the cumulative […]

New Sculpture Exhibit Hopes to Raise Awareness of Plastic Pollution

First Home Demolished Following Fraser Sinkhole

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A devastating sinkhole in Fraser damaged and condemned three homes this December, making them unlivable and placing repair responsibility on local municipalities. Three months later, the first of these homes is being destroyed, Detroit News reports. According to the report, this is the start of a $32.7 million repair initiative. The sinkhole was caused by […]

New Sculpture Exhibit Hopes to Raise Awareness of Plastic Pollution