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Wind study model planned for U.P.

November 9, 2010 MARQUETTE — In other areas of the country, wind turbines are often set up in large open areas such as farm fields. more »»

A green Halloween?

October 22, 2010 MARQUETTE — Orange and black and green? While green may not be a color people traditionally associate with Halloween, with the holiday representing a spooky $6 billion industry in the United States,... more »»

Upper Peninsula family wins energy efficiency contest

October 15, 2010 MARQUETTE — What do your utility bills come to every month? Imagine cutting that amount nearly in half. more »»

Negaunee hoop house update

October 8, 2010 NEGAUNEE — This spring, groups of Negaunee High School students worked together to construct and plant a small hoop house on the school’s property. more »»

Marquette seniors recycle paper to make jewelry

October 1, 2010 MARQUETTE — Trading playful banter and stories around the table, the group of around 10 women sat with fingers working busily to turn old newspaper and magazine strips into colorful beads for... more »»

Marquette man submits solar generator proposal to GE contest

September 24, 2010 MARQUETTE — In the face of global warming and the financial and environmental costs of fossil fuels, many people have opinions on ways to fix our energy problem. more »»

Lighthouse powered by solar panels

September 17, 2010 GRAND MARAIS — Since 1874, the Au Sable Light Station has warned travelers on Lake Superior of the dangerous waters between Whitefish Point and Grand Island. more »»

Program takes the problem of old refrigerators off residents’ hands

September 10, 2010 MARQUETTE — The change from summer to fall is usually an opportunity for households to pack away the outdoor lawn furniture, rake the lawn and do some general cleanup around the hous. more »»

Don't flush it

August 27, 2010 MARQUETTE — For years one of the easiest and simplest ways to dispose of unwanted pharmaceutical products like pills and medications was to simply flush them down the toile. more »»

Today in print

August 27, 2010 Articles found in today's printed edition of The Mining Journal include: • Local students cover Lansing gathering • No new information on bears at Presque Isle... more »»

SWP hands out last of light bulbs in Alger County

August 20, 2010 MUNISING — Over the past several months, the Superior Watershed Partnership has been distributing free compact fluorescent light bulbs across the Upper Peninsul. more »»

‘Green aviation’ possible at Sawyer International

August 13, 2010 SAWYER — Sawyer International Airport is, obviously, the place to go in Marquette County to catch a plane to leave the area and go somewhere else. more »»

Hoop house organizers work to transform sand into soil

July 30, 2010 MARQUETTE — A hoop house is basically a series of plastic or metal arches covered in plastic, designed to maintain a higher temperature around a garden plot to extend the growing season. more »»

Upcycling meets high fashion

July 23, 2010 MARQUETTE — What happens when your favorite pair of jeans wears out? Or when your umbrella breaks? What about your family’s old camping tent? If you know how to “upcycle,” those items ca... more »»

Area Brownies learn gardening, are ‘growing’ a green thumb

July 16, 2010 MARQUETTE — Many people in Marquette County are learning about their food and how it grows by creating their own garden. more »»

Local food, local riding

July 9, 2010 MARQUETTE — Locally-grown food means what we eat doesn’t have to be transported thousands of miles, consuming fossil fuels to get to our plates. more »»

Clean baby, clean products

July 2, 2010 ISHPEMING — A clean baby is a happy baby, and when that clean comes from products containing recognizable ingredients, mom can be happy, too. That’s the philosophy behind Clean Baby U.. more »»

A green RV?

June 25, 2010 ISHPEMING — An RV — with its thousands of pounds of camping and travel convenience — may not strike most people as being environmentally friendly. more »»

Superior Watershed Partnership offers funding for area cleanups

June 18, 2010 MARQUETTE — The Superior Watershed Partnership is hoping to encourage community groups to get out and clean up area beaches, streams and rivers. more »»

Powell Township district joins green schools

June 11, 2010 BIG BAY — Another school in Marquette County has become an official Michigan Green Schoo. more »»



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