First Friday Focus on the Environment http://wemu.org en First Friday Focus On The Environment: Standing Opposed To A Gravel And Mining Pit Near Chelsea http://wemu.org/post/first-friday-focus-environment-standing-opposed-gravel-and-mining-pit-near-chelsea <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lyndon Township officials will soon be tasked with deciding upon a special land-use permit which would allow for&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;a new gravel and mining pit.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 David Fair 43889 at http://wemu.org First Friday Focus On The Environment: Standing Opposed To A Gravel And Mining Pit Near Chelsea 1st Friday Focus On The Environment: The Threat Of Oil Pipelines http://wemu.org/post/1st-friday-focus-environment-threat-oil-pipelines <p>Water is one of the most important natural resources in Michigan. As a Great Lakes state,&nbsp;perhaps it's the most important. We are also spoiled with an amazing network of inland lakes, rivers and streams that enhance our quality of life in a myriad of ways. So, protecting this resource is something we think about often. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Invasive species, pollution and water levels are some of the frequent conversations we engage in. What we discuss less frequently is vast number of oil pipelines that run through the state of Michigan near, and sometimes under our precious waterways. That's the topic in the March edition of </span>WEMU's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>1st Friday Focus on the Environment. &nbsp;</strong></em></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Listen Here:&nbsp;</strong></em></p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:22:10 +0000 David Fair 42471 at http://wemu.org 1st Friday Focus On The Environment: The Threat Of Oil Pipelines First Friday Focus on the Environment: Great Lakes Growing Threat - Asian Carp http://wemu.org/post/first-friday-focus-environment-great-lakes-growing-threat-asian-carp <p>This month on 89.1 WEMU's <a href="http://wemu.org/programs/first-friday-focus-environment"><em>First Friday Focus on the Environment,</em></a> we we will explore &nbsp;a growing threat in the region - Asian Carp. We look into its growing threat of expanding territories to the world's greatest freshwater resource, the Great Lakes.</p><p>The Executive Director of the <a href="http://www.glc.org/"><strong>Great Lakes Commission</strong></a>, Tim Eder joins us to talk about the issue and what can be done to establish a long-term solution.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 19:21:46 +0000 David Fair & Lisa Wozniak 38669 at http://wemu.org First Friday Focus on the Environment: Great Lakes Growing Threat - Asian Carp 1st Friday Focus on the Environment: Michigan's Energy Future http://wemu.org/post/1st-friday-focus-environment-michigans-energy-future <p>On the first Friday of every month, WEMU Morning Edition Host David Fair partners with Michigan League of Conservation voters Executive Director Lisa Wozniak. Together they invite a guest to spend 20-minutes discuss a topic of environmental importance.&nbsp;</p><p>This month, our guest is Dan Scripps. Dan is a former State Representative and current President of the&nbsp; Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council. Today's conversation centers on progress that has been made in both energy efficiency and renewable energy usage in the state, where we are going next, and how we'll get there.</p><p>Michigan's Energy Future: That's the topic on WEMU's First Friday Focus on the Environment.</p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:16:12 +0000 David Fair & Lisa Wozniak 37150 at http://wemu.org 1st Friday Focus on the Environment: Michigan's Energy Future