Sustainable Construction and Smart Cities Opportunities in Michigan

Construction Site - Smart Cities

Michigan cities are taking an active approach to this growing problem through their construction and city infrastructure. There are various projects and initiatives underway that are designed to meet the construction needs of the public while also prioritizing sustainable methods. This is a prime example of how governments around the world should approach the challenges of oncoming climate change.

Forestry Management Technology Oversees A Critical Michigan Resource

Forestry Management Technology

Michigan is one of the most forested states in the US. At the same time, most of the forests are in private ownership, and the rest, about 8 million acres, belongs to the state. The Michigan forest, for example, is one of the largest publicly owned forest systems in the United States, and the new surface water system in this forest is the largest on our planet. Specialized forestry management technology is required to oversee this critical natural resource.

Why Sustainable Waste Management Is So Important And How You Can Start Doing It

When you hear the term “sustainable”, you are probably already getting a rough idea of what green waste management practices are. In simple terms, sustainability is the theory that dictates that the Earth possesses finite resources, meaning that raw materials should be used wisely. Consumption should center on diminishing the number of crude materials used in the production as well, as these are likely to come with a larger carbon footprint during manufacturing. 

Lake Michigan Beach Access – 3 Federal Judges Agree Shoreline Owners Cannot Prevent Use

Caseville Beach

Despite competing arguments from private property owners, local residents, and environmental groups, the court determined that citizens’ beach access rights extend beyond the water to an administratively established boundary on the shore, regardless of beach ownership.

If Great Lakes Ice Coverage Stays High in 2023, Lake Levels Should Too

Great Lakes Ice Coverage

Will high Great Lakes ice coverage rates across the region translate into high water levels during the following summer? In a recent, “unofficial” outlook of the Great Lakes water levels, the Army Corps of Engineers – Detroit District forecasts that the Great Lakes water levels may continue to be above their long-term average for the following year should weather and ice cover conditions be similar to this past winter.