Mining Journalhttp://www.miningjournal.netTop Headlinesen-usFri, 9 Oct 2015 23:48:56 EDTFri, 9 Oct 2015 23:48:56 EDT herps - The prevalence of northern leopard frogs or five-lined skinks in the Upper Peninsula might not occupy most people's thoughts a good deal of the time. But maybe it should, given they can indicate the health of local environments.Fri, 9 Oct 2015 00:00:00 EDTFederal court orders EPA to revise ballast dumping regulations CITY - A federal appeals court ordered the government Monday to rewrite its regulations on ballast water discharges from ships, one of the leading culprits in the spread of invasive species across U.S. waterways.Fri, 9 Oct 2015 00:00:00 EDTGone fishin' Peninsula - Marquette: The harbor is still producing lake trout, coho and the occasional chinook in 100 to 130 feet. The pink salmon run ended in the Dead River however those fishing near the dam were still finding a few pink and coho's.Fri, 9 Oct 2015 00:00:00 EDTOff to good start - It's getting to be a cliche, but getting kids outdoors and away from their electronics does wonders for their character. That was a purpose behind the Liberty Hunt held Sept. 19-20 throughout Michigan.Fri, 2 Oct 2015 00:00:00 EDTGone fishin' Peninsula - Marquette: Had good lake trout fishing near the White Rocks and Partridge Island. Pink salmon are running in the Dead River and most anglers are using spinners near the dam.Fri, 2 Oct 2015 00:00:00 EDT