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Midwest States could suffer frequent floods in future: Study

Midwest is getting soaked due to the frequent big floods and the trend is likely to continue in future. A recent study has found that Midwest has shown a rise in the floods over the last 50 years. They fear that the trend will worsen in the coming decades.

The findings of the research... read more

U.S. Coast Guard asks people to stay away from Lake Michigan ice formations

The U. S. Coast Guard has issued a warning that people should stay away from Lake Michigan as the beautiful, stunning view of ice formations that are attracting more and more people come with a dangerous risk.

Many visitors are walking up and down the pier to watch the stunning ice... read more

Consumer sentiment remains strong in January; touches 11-year high

U.S. Consumer sentiment in January remained strong and touched 11 year high. The strong consumer sentiment has been helped by lower oil prices, job growth and positive news about economy. Most of the big companies in the United States have reported positive results and many of them might... read more

Kevlar for Smartphone Batteries: Sounds Interesting

Kevlar is known for its strength and flexibility and the material is widely used for making bullet-proof jackets. Researchers have used nanofibers from Kevlar to cover smartphone battery with thin layer of the material, insulating it from the electric currents. The University of Michigan... read more

Chicago police officer saves man from icy Lake Michigan

A cop from the Chicago Police Department saved the life of a 58-year-old man by pulling him out of icy Lake Michigan off Oak Street Beach on Sunday afternoon, authorities announced.

Near North District Officer Wadell Hardy reached the scene at about 1 p.m. after someone called police... read more

Number of medical marijuana patients continues to fall in Michigan

The State of Michigan saw a notable decline in the number of medical marijuana patients for the second consecutive year in 2014, newly releases official data showed.

According to the fresh data released by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, the number of... read more

Emerald Ash Borer eating more than Ash Trees

For the first time, emerald ash borer (EAB) was detected in Michigan in the early 2000s. Since then, it has caused a lot of damage in Northern regions of the American continent.

Th beetle that feeds on ash and other trees originates from China and southeastern Asia. Researchers estimate... read more

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder vetoes gun legislation

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday vetoed the gun legislation that was approved by the state's Legislature and supported by the National Rifle Association.

Mr. Snyder had been under pressure from both sides on the two-bill package over recent days, including letters of opposition from... read more

BASE jumper dies after falling from Michigan TV tower

A BASE jumper from the Detroit suburb of Southfield lost his life on Wednesday when his parachute failed to open during his dive from a 1,000 feet tall TV tower in Michigan.

Josh Sheppard, 31, got past a gate to reach the TV tower for WLAJ-TV in Rives Township, south-central Michigan, at... read more

Michigan remains divided on issue of marijuana legalization

Half of Michigan state voters are in favor of legalization of recreational drug marijuana while a few are still undecided on the highly controversial proposal, a fresh poll revealed.

According to the new poll, which was commissioned by the Michigan Chapter of the National Organization for... read more

All lanes of pileup-affected Michigan I-94 reopened

Vehicular traffic is once again up and running on all lanes of Interstate 94 (I-94) in southwestern Michigan that were closed in wake of Friday’s massive pileup, authorities confirmed.

The eastbound lanes of the interstate that were closed after 193 vehicles piled up on the snowy highway... read more

A health worker under scanner for Ebola in Michigan

A health care worker who returned from one of the countries with widespread Ebola transmission is being monitored for symptoms of the deadly disease in Michigan, officials from the state Department of Community Health confirmed.

Without revealing the identity of the patient, state health... read more

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