Loss of Water in Drought Caused Sierra Nevada to Rise

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new NASA study says loss of water from rocks during drought caused California’s Sierra Nevada to rise nearly an inch (24 millimeters) in height from October 2011 to October 2015. The study also found that in the following two years of increased snow and rain, the rocks in the range […]

Agency Says US, Canada Fall Short on Protecting Great Lakes

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Despite recent improvements, the U.S. and Canada have a long way to go toward ridding the Great Lakes of pollution that endangers human health and the environment, an advisory agency said Tuesday, Nov. 28. Inadequately treated sewage, industrial chemicals and farm runoff are still flowing into the five lakes that […]

Keeping the Construction Site Warm, Safe and Productive

By Andrew Martin Creating ideal working conditions for construction sites is more than a matter of comfort — it’s also a concern of safety and efficiency. Cold temperatures can significantly hinder productivity, while proper heating can help keep workers safe and prevent delays if faced with temperature or moisture-related snags. Whether your goal is to […]

Michigan, Enbridge Reach Deal to Boost Safety of Pipelines

By John Flesher TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Canadian oil transport company Enbridge Inc. announced a timeline Nov. 27 for determining the future of twin pipelines beneath the channel where Lakes Huron and Michigan converge. Options include shutting down the lines or routing them through a tunnel beneath the lakebed […]

Prairie Not the Only Thing Preserved at Midewin

By Bob Okon WILMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Preservationists are saving more than prairie at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. Even many of the ammunition bunkers left behind from the Joliet Army Ammunition Plant days will be kept as the U.S. Forest Service that oversees Midewin tells a story of the transition of the land through history. […]