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5/1/20 - Air Toxics, Invasive Plants, Wind Park
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Environment Report

Sporting, health, and conservation groups have voiced strong concerns on the weakening of a mercury and air toxics rule. The Little Forks Conservancy in Midland is encouraging people to remove garlic mustard from their yards. DTE Energy has turned on its largest wind park, the first of four coming online in 2020.

Backyard Astronomer

8/3/20 - Jupiter & Saturn at Their Prime

Jupiter and Saturn both recently made close approaches to Earth, which makes them prime for observing.

Environment Report

7/31/20 - Seeds from China; Electronics Recycling

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is warning residents not to open or plant unsolicited seeds from China.

Backyard Astronomer

7/27/20 - A Good Week for Lunar Observing

We begin the week of July 27 with the moon at First Quarter, which looks half illuminated in the south after sunset. That sets the stage for an excellent week of lunar observing.