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DNR/DEQ Education Programs Play Important Role in State Science Conference March 3-5

The Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA) will welcome thousands of Michigan educators to Lansing, MI, March 3-5, 2016 for their annual education conference. As in past years, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be on hand with an exhibit booth in addition to conducting many workshops linking teachers to the DNR’s programs and resources. […]

Year of Clean Air AQD 101 Webinar Series

The Year of Clean Air – AQD 101 Webinar Series is a monthly webinar that will focus on specific topics associated with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Air Quality Division (AQD) and its associated programs. AQD staff handles a variety of very specialized parts of keeping Michigan’s air clean and safe for our state’s […]

DEQ Sustainability Webinar Series

DEQ Sustainability Webinar Series The DEQ Pollution Prevention and Stewardship Unit proudly presents this series of webinars produced in partnership with our voluntary partners. This series is intended to promote meaningful engagement with our current and future customers around the topic of business sustainability. The Business of Sustainability February 182:00 – 3:00 PM The Business […]

Year of Clean Air AQD 101 Webinar Series Starts August 26th

The Year of Clean Air – AQD 101 Webinar Series is a monthly webinar that will focus on specific topics associated with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Air Quality Division (AQD) and its associated programs. AQD staff handles a variety of very specialized parts of keeping Michigan’s air clean and safe for our state’s […]

EPA Awards $800,000 to Michigan State University to Research Effects of Chemical Exposure on Ecosystems

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an $800,000 grant to Michigan State University to study the ecological impacts of manufactured chemicals. This STAR (Science to Achieve Results) grant is part of EPA’s Chemical Safety for Sustainability research program to develop new methods to improve chemical evaluation and support environmental sustainability. Michigan State University […]

2015 Introduction To Hazardous Waste Webinar Series

Accumulation, Storage, and Labeling Requirements March 11 10:00 – 11:00 AM This second webinar in the series will provide an overview of the requirements associated with onsite hazardous waste management, including: accumulation limits and timelines, storage requirements for hazardous waste in designated storage areas and satellite containers, container labeling requirements, closed container requirements, and Subpart […]

Michigan Mercury Program Thanks You!

Michigan: US Ecology (formerly EQ: The Environmental Quality Company (EQ)) and The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Mercury Collection Project would like to thank the residents and businesses of Michigan for recycling 665 pounds of mercury in 2014. This was a 210% increase over 2013. With the success of […]

Beach Report: 10 Percent of America’s Beach Water Samples Fail Safety Test

WASHINGTON (June 25, 2014) – Ten percent of all water quality samples collected last year from nearly 3,500 coastal and Great Lakes beaches in the U.S. contained bacteria levels that failed to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s most protective benchmark for swimmer safety. According to the 24th annual beach report released today by the […]

Be A Hero – Recycle The Dangerous Mercury inYour Home or Business Today!

“It’s just so easy,” says Sue Berardi a resident of Canton, Michigan. “I submitted three mercury thermometers at no cost to me and I know they will be disposed of in a proper way. Having this resource is great.” Be an environmental hero and rid your home or business of old thermostats, fuses, thermometers and […]

Experts to Discuss Winter Impacts on Great Lakes Water Levels as the 2014 Spring Thaw Begins

DETROIT — Media are invited to participate in the discussion about water levels with subject matter experts. Officials representing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (GLERL) will be available via teleconference to update media regarding this severe winter’s expected impact on Great Lakes water levels. What: The Corps […]

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