fossil fuels http://michiganradio.org en Report: Climate change threatening migratory birds http://michiganradio.org/post/report-climate-change-threatening-migratory-birds <p>Environmental groups say climate change is the biggest threat in the 21st century to migratory birds in the Great Lakes.</p><p></p><p>Every year, hundreds of migratory bird species pass through the Great Lakes region.</p><p>But a new National Wildlife Federation report says climate change is reducing the range that these birds need to survive the journey.</p><p></p><p>The report says climate change is affecting where migratory birds can feed and raise their young.</p><p></p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:37:44 +0000 Steve Carmody 13108 at http://michiganradio.org Report: Climate change threatening migratory birds Questions remain a year after West Virginia mine explosion http://michiganradio.org/post/questions-remain-year-after-west-virginia-mine-explosion One year ago tonight, mine rescuers discovered the remains of the last four missing coal miners deep inside Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia.<p>There had been hope that the four had made it to refuge chambers and were still alive. Optimistic rescuers carried four sets of breathing apparatus with them, hoping they would be used to bring the miners safely to the surface. The bodies of 25 other miners were found four days earlier.<p>A year later, the nation's worst coal mine accident in 40 years is still not fully explained. Sat, 09 Apr 2011 16:07:10 +0000 Howard Berkes 2004 at http://michiganradio.org