To Be Marquette

“If you lived up here, you’d know what it was. It’s all anyone talks about. You’re either for it: it’s going to create jobs. Or you’re against it: it’s bad for the environment. No one’s neutral.”

2023-12-15T12:01:38-05:00December 11, 2023|

We Got Jellyfish!

Freshwater jellyfish have been in inland lakes and rivers throughout the Great Lakes region since 1933. But a century after their discovery, we still don’t know much about the elusive creatures. A team of student scientists is trying to change that.

2023-11-01T13:00:24-04:00October 28, 2023|

Rock Rehab

Rock hunting holds a special place in Joyce Fetrow’s heart. Years ago, she battled alcoholism that drove her to some dark places. Now, Joyce dedicates her life to helping others find recovery, and says rocks remind her of that journey and inspire her to keep on track with her sobriety.

2023-10-04T15:52:06-04:00September 29, 2023|

PA Fails to Buffer Homes from Fracking

A Pennsylvania bill that would limit fracking near homes and schools was shelved this summer right before a scheduled committee vote. In a small town in shale country, accounts of misery and discord show the stakes.

2023-10-02T09:44:04-04:00September 27, 2023|

Birds of Paradise

Alison Vilag pays attention for a living. She counts migrating ducks at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, near Paradise, Michigan. It's key to getting a pulse on different bird populations. But for Alison, counting ducks is more than just science – it's an escape from the expectations of others.

2023-08-02T09:28:34-04:00July 29, 2023|

Donora Death Fog – The First Days

Tuesday was just an average day in Donora and vicinity, when nothing particularly special happened. Nothing, that is, except a confluence of weather conditions that would place an environmental lid on the valley.

2023-05-06T10:29:16-04:00May 1, 2023|
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