Pesticides http://wemu.org en The Green Room: The Local Buzz About Pollinator Decline http://wemu.org/post/green-room-local-buzz-about-pollinator-decline <p><br /><em><strong>Michigan's bee population has been devastated. Monarch Butterflies are in swift decline. Our food, and landscaping habits, may be to blame.</strong></em></p><p></p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 David Fair & Barbara Lucas 49296 at http://wemu.org The Green Room: The Local Buzz About Pollinator Decline 'Bee-Friendly' Plants May Actually Be Harmful To Bees http://wemu.org/post/bee-friendly-plants-may-actually-be-harmful-bees <p>Just because a plant is labeled as "bee friendly" doesn't mean it is.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>That's according to a new report from The Ecology Center, which partnered with the group "Friends of the Earth" to test plants sold as "bee friendly".&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:13:03 +0000 Bob Eccles 47808 at http://wemu.org 'Bee-Friendly' Plants May Actually Be Harmful To Bees Issues of the Environment: Right-to-Know Pesticide Legislation http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-right-know-pesticide-legislation <div>Would you be surprised to know that pesticides are being sprayed around you and your neighborhood?&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Michigan residents could soon be notified when pesticides have been applied near their properties with new right-to-know legislation.&nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><p>In this week&#39;s installment of Issues of the Environment,&nbsp;WEMU&#39;s David Fair talks with Ann Arbor State Representative Jeff Irwin about House Bill 4841.&nbsp;</p><p>The 53rd District Democrat seeks to pass into law a measure that would give all residents of Michigan the opportunity to register with the State of Michigan, and be notified when pesticides are being used near their property. Right-to-Know pesticide legislation is the focus on this installment of WEMU&#39;s weekly feature, Issues of the Environment.</p><p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:33:30 +0000 David Fair 34830 at http://wemu.org Issues of the Environment: Right-to-Know Pesticide Legislation