Peter Payette

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Michigan's Tart Cherry Orchards Struggle To Cope With Erratic Spring Weather

Friday, April 07, 2017

An unpredictable spring this year unnerved tart cherry growers in Michigan, because these cherry trees are especially vulnerable to extreme weather shifts made more likely by climate change.


Fish And Wildlife Service May Appeal Judge's Ruling On Cormorants

Monday, June 06, 2016

A federal judge says the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service overstepped its bounds when it allowed some migratory birds to be killed in large numbers across the eastern United States.


Europe's Taste For Caviar Is Putting Pressure On A Great Lakes Fish

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Scientists say lake herring, a key fish in Lake Superior's food web, is suffering because of mild winters and Europe's appetite for roe. Some say the species may be at risk of "collapse."


Fruit Growers Try Tricking Mother Nature To Prevent Crop Damage

Thursday, April 23, 2015

In Michigan's orchard country, extreme heat and cold can mean disaster for fruit growers. Now some are using a new twist on old technology to fool trees when sudden, unexpected weather changes occur.


Numbers Dwindle Of Living Children Of Civil War Veterans

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

We meet two people who have lived long lives — plus their fathers served in the Civil War. Iris Jordan and Fred Upham spoke with National Geographic News for a story published online last week.


Who Pays For Outdated Power Plant That Lacks Customers?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Electricity rates in Michigan's Upper Peninsula could go up next month by as much as 30 percent. Residents might have to start paying to keep a coal plant open that isn't needed anymore.


Could Great Lakes Fisheries Be Revived Through Fish Farms?

Monday, September 08, 2014

This summer, Michigan's aquaculture industry took a step forward. And that has touched off a debate over whether the Great Lakes are an appropriate place for fish farming.


Saskawhat? A Novel Berry Takes Root On Michigan Farms

Monday, July 14, 2014

Some rookie farmers in northern Michigan are growing saskatoon, a shrub that looks like blueberry. They're also experimenting with it in the kitchen — in jams and pies.


In A Small Town With Big Events, Some Are Tiring Of Tourism

Friday, November 29, 2013

Many small towns across the country are using special events to attract visitors and commerce. The strategy has been a big hit in places like Aspen, Colo., and Park City, Utah, whose names have become synonymous with major festivals.

But it can take a toll. Some residents in the northern ...