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NMU students attend key environmental gathering

February 27, 2009 MARQUETTE — Jen VanDragt strongly believes that climate change is a problem that needs to be addressed immediately. more »»

Community garden a green addition

February 20, 2009 MARQUETTE — Community gardens are more common in large cities where green space is scarce. People use them to escape city life, grow plants and enjoy nature. more »»

Being better stewards: Learning about watersheds

February 13, 2009 MARQUETTE — A river gurgles peacefully as it winds through thick forests and open fields until it empties into a lake. Trout splash in the cool water as water birds dive for food on the sandy botto. more »»

Life without oil: Can Marquette kick the habit?

February 6, 2009 MARQUETTE — What if the world runs out of oil? The truck that brings food to Marquette will never reach its destination. Most families will not be able to heat their homes. more »»

BLP looks for lower carbon footprint with hybrid trucks

January 30, 2009 MARQUETTE — They are quiet, use fewer natural resources and help reduce the Marquette Board of Light and Power’s carbon footprint. more »»

Businesses mindful of environment

January 23, 2009 MARQUETTE — Businesses across the country are focusing more on being green — including in Marquette. more »»

Art to inspire ‘green’ thinking

January 16, 2009 MARQUETTE — The bags look like ordinary messenger bags, yet small solar panels located on the front hint at another purpos. more »»

MGH focuses on environment

January 9, 2009 MARQUETTE — Marquette General Health System has been working on becoming more green. more »»

New Negaunee park to feature green elements

January 2, 2009 NEGAUNEE — Is it possible to make a park even greener than it already is? City of Negaunee officials have been designing the proposed Jackson Mine Park in downtown Negaunee to include a rain garden,... more »»

Eben’s Superior Central first green school in U.P.

December 26, 2008 EBEN JUNCTION — Solar cookers, wind turbines and recycling are much talked about topics at one Alger County school. more »»

Electric truck is homemade

November 28, 2008 DEERTON — When Sam Simonetta starts up his Chevy S10 truck, it is as quiet as a mouse. No fumes leave the exhaust pipe and no gasoline is circulated within the body. more »»

Expert: U.P. prime area for biomass production

November 21, 2008 MARQUETTE — Robert Froese, assistant professor of biometrics at Michigan Tech University, said the Upper Peninsula has great potential to harvest biomass from wood and use it as an energy source. more »»

Are chickens compatible with in-town life?

November 14, 2008 MARQUETTE — They have names, they get petted, they are loved, yet they are not considered pets. They are chickens — and in the city, they’re illegal. more »»

NMU’s DeVos Art Museum seeks color, co-habitation with environment

November 7, 2008 MARQUETTE — The DeVos Art Museum is looking for your old Autumn Ridge, Midnight Song or Ivory Towe. more »»

Digital meters save energy and money

October 31, 2008 MARQUETTE — Marquette Board of Light and Power customers will soon know exactly how much money they’re spending when running an air-conditioner, dishwasher or other electric appliances. more »»

Bagging Plastic

October 24, 2008 MARQUETTE — What began as a geography class discussion of world pollution at Marquette Alternative High School grew into a green forum that drew the notice of city and county officials. more »»

Power Co-op members get discounted audits

October 17, 2008 MARQUETTE — Some Upper Peninsula residents will be able to get a discounted energy audit to help make their houses more energy efficient and to save energy costs. more »»

Good Advice to live by

October 10, 2008 MARQUETTE — When Zach Bartel and Monica Lambert tested the energy used by a standard refrigerator, they discovered it was consuming 520 watts per hour. more »»

Environmentally friendly even after death

October 3, 2008 MARQUETTE — Imagine a grave site with a simple rock for a tombstone in an overgrown nature preserve filled with tall grasses, native wildflowers and hiking trails. more »»

Switching light bulbs saves money, environment

September 26, 2008 MARQUETTE — If every household in the United States would replace just one incandescent light bulb with a compact fluorescent bulb, in a year, it would save energy to power 3 million homes, and it... more »»



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