great lakes http://wemu.org en Michigan Reponds To Corps Of Engineers Carp Proposal http://wemu.org/post/michigan-reponds-corps-engineers-carp-proposal <p><strong>Michigan replies to Army corps invasive species report</strong><br /><br /><br />Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has filed the state's response to the US Army Corps of Engineers invasive species report. Schuette says his biggest complaint is the report fails to outline an aggressive plan to stop Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 00:06:28 +0000 Rick Pluta 43766 at http://wemu.org Michigan Reponds To Corps Of Engineers Carp Proposal Great Lakes levels rebounded in 2013 http://wemu.org/post/great-lakes-levels-rebounded-2013 <div>&nbsp;The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says Great Lakes water levels rebounded sharply last year after a prolonged low period dating from the late 1990s.</div><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:47:59 +0000 Associated Press 42371 at http://wemu.org Great Lakes levels rebounded in 2013 Great Lakes Advocates Head To Washington http://wemu.org/post/great-lakes-advocates-head-washington <p>TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Great Lakes advocates are meeting in Washington, D.C., this week to lobby for funding of environmental projects and to discuss strategies for dealing with challenges such as invasive species.&nbsp; More than 100 people from the eight-state region are attending the Great Lakes Commission's semiannual meeting and other activities.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 11:25:13 +0000 Associated Press 42307 at http://wemu.org Great Lakes Advocates Head To Washington What are the Benefits of a Harsh Winter? http://wemu.org/post/what-are-benefits-harsh-winter <p>There has to be some good that comes from all of the snow, ice and frigid temperatures, right?&nbsp; In this week's installment of <strong><em>Issues of the Environment, </em></strong>WEMU's David Fair explores how the environment may benefit from these conditions, come the spring and summer.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:42:35 +0000 David Fair 42082 at http://wemu.org What are the Benefits of a Harsh Winter? Issues of the Environment: Legislative Agenda with State Senator Rebekah Warren http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-legislative-agenda-state-senator-rebekah-warren <p></p><p>As we move toward the end of the calendar year, we started to wonder what, if any, environmental bills would move through the legislature. In this week&#39;s installment of &quot;Issues of the Environment&quot;, WEMU&#39;s David Fair talks with State <a href="http://www.rebekahwarren.com/ensuring-healthy-citizens/">Senator Rebekah Warren</a>, (D)- Ann Arbor, about some of the pressing issues being considered in Lansing.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 11:24:38 +0000 David Fair 35565 at http://wemu.org Issues of the Environment: Legislative Agenda with State Senator Rebekah Warren First Friday Focus on the Environment: Great Lakes http://wemu.org/post/first-friday-focus-environment-great-lakes <p>On the first Friday of every month, WEMU Morning Edition host David Fair is joined in-studio by Michigan League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Lisa Wozniak. together they bring in the experts that can speak to issues of environmental importance. In this month's installment, the guest is Jon Allen. Jon heads up the Michigan Department of environmental Quality's Office of the Great Lakes.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 11:58:25 +0000 David Fair & Lisa Wozniak 31746 at http://wemu.org First Friday Focus on the Environment: Great Lakes First Friday Focus on the Environment http://wemu.org/post/first-friday-focus-environment-57 <p>The Obama administration wants to continue funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative at its current level of $300 million, but is it enough?&nbsp; This month's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU examines how the initiative has helped the Great Lakes.&nbsp; Our guest is the Executive Director of the National Wildlife Federation's Great Lakes Regional Center, Andy Buchsbaum.</p><p></p> Fri, 03 May 2013 12:36:10 +0000 David Fair & Lisa Wozniak 28886 at http://wemu.org Keeping Toxins Out of the Great Lakes http://wemu.org/post/keeping-toxins-out-great-lakes <p>A new report prioritizes the top 20 chemicals that need to be kept out of the Great Lakes.&nbsp; Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.</p><p></p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 14:09:06 +0000 Andrew Cluley 22672 at http://wemu.org First Friday Focus on the Environment http://wemu.org/post/first-friday-focus-environment-48 <p>Fighting to&nbsp; keep Asian carp out of the great lakes.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 12:55:06 +0000 David Fair & Lisa Wozniak 14627 at http://wemu.org