crop damage http://wemu.org en The Green Room: Deer Overpopulation, Its Impacts And Potential Solutions http://wemu.org/post/green-room-deer-overpopulation-its-impacts-and-potential-solutions <p></p><p> <meta content="summary" name="twitter:card" /> </p><p></p><p> <meta content="@WEMU891" name="twitter:site" /> </p><p></p><p> <meta content="@DavidFairWEMU" name="twitter:creator" /> </p><p></p><p> <meta content="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wemu/files/201312/inMatthiesyard.JPG" name="og:image" /> </p><p></p><p> <meta content="High numbers of White-tailed deer in the southern Lower Peninsula are causing concerns about deer-car collisions, rising auto insurance premiums, crop" name="og:description" /> </p><p></p><p> <meta content="The Green Room: Deer Overpopulation, Its Impacts And Potential Solutions" name="og:title" /> </p><p></p><p> <meta content="http://wemu.org/post/green-room-deer-overpopulation-its-impacts-and-potential-solutions" name="twitter:url" /> </p><p></p><p> <meta content="" name="twitter:domain" /> </p><p></p><p> <meta content="" name="twitter:app:id:iphone" /> </p><p></p><p> <meta content="" name="twitter:app:id:ipad" /> </p><p></p><p> <meta content="" name="twitter:app:id:googleplay" /> </p><p></p><p> <meta content="" name="twitter:app:url:iphone" /> </p><p></p><p> <meta content="" name="twitter:app:url:ipad" /> </p><p></p><p> <meta content="" name="twitter:app:url:googleplay" /> </p><p></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/126707686&amp;color=05fb3e&amp;auto_play=true&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>High numbers of White-tailed deer in the southern Lower Peninsula are causing concerns about deer-car collisions, rising auto insurance premiums, crop losses, Lyme Disease borne by deer ticks, lack of forest regeneration, and ecosystem imbalance, to name just of few of the many issues.&nbsp; Opinions on what to do about the abundance of deer are even more wide-ranging.&nbsp; In this installment of WEMU’s&nbsp;<em><strong>The Green Room</strong></em>,&nbsp;<span id="DWT73">Barbara</span> <span id="DWT75">Lucas</span> examines some of the complexities involved, and some of the solutions offered.</p><p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 11:57:59 +0000 David Fair & Barbara Lucas 39514 at http://wemu.org The Green Room: Deer Overpopulation, Its Impacts And Potential Solutions Issues of the Environment: The Asian Stink Bug Heads For Washtenaw County http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-asian-stink-bug-heads-washtenaw-county <p>The "Brown Marmorated Stink Bug" is already in 36 states and in the District of Columbia. So far, it has made its way to 12-counties in the State of Michigan.&nbsp;</p><p>In 2010, in the Mid-Atlantic Region the bugs caused some 40-million dollars worth of crop and economic damage. And, be rest assured, you don't want these bugs to invade your home. It's name should tell you all you need to know about that! What can be done?</p><p>Listen to WEMU's David Fair explore the issues with Dr. Jamin Eisenbach.&nbsp; He is an Entomologist and Professor in Eastern Michigan University's Department of Biology.</p><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 14:21:45 +0000 David Fair 36704 at http://wemu.org Issues of the Environment: The Asian Stink Bug Heads For Washtenaw County