silver http://michiganradio.org en Michigan DEQ approves stream, wetlands permit for UP mine http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-deq-approves-stream-wetlands-permit-mine <p>IRONWOOD, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has tentatively approved the last major permit needed for construction of a copper and silver mine in the western Upper Peninsula.<br><br>The permit deals with protection of wetlands, inland lakes and streams. It will become final after being signed by Orvana Minerals Corp. and state officials.<br> Sat, 23 Feb 2013 04:54:00 +0000 The Associated Press 11384 at http://michiganradio.org Illinois officials downplay postive test for Asian Carp DNA near Lake Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/illinois-officials-downplay-postive-test-asian-carp-dna-near-lake-michigan <p>Illinois officials are downplaying the recent discovery of Asian Carp DNA in a waterway a short distance from Lake Michigan.</p><p>Asian Carp are an invasive species that experts fear could devastate fish native to the Great Lakes.</p><p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 05:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 7945 at http://michiganradio.org Illinois officials downplay postive test for Asian Carp DNA near Lake Michigan