the green room en Sound Matters: Noise And Its Impacts <div class="audio-caption" style="margin: 5px 0px; padding: 0px 0px 0px 1px; border: 0px; font-size: 11px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); line-height: 22px;">Approximately 15 percent of Americans under age 70 have preventable noise-related hearing loss. New research is showing that seemingly benign levels of noise can have impacts, and the effects can go far beyond just hearing loss. In this month’s edition of 89.1 WEMU's “The Green Room,” Barbara Lucas explores sound in our environment and it’s potential effects.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:14:15 +0000 David Fair & Barbara Lucas 48081 at Sound Matters: Noise And Its Impacts The Green Room: Wind Energy <p>Washtenaw County continues to be a leader in environmental stewardship. Among the ideas and initiatives underway is an increased commitment to wind energy.</p><p>In this month's installment of WEMU's <em>The Green Room</em>, reporter Barbara Lucas explores the myriad of issues surrounding wind energy. Barbara travels to communities where wind energy is more prevalent, and then returns to Ann Arbor to see where we are, and where we are going.</p><p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 11:57:41 +0000 David Fair & Barbara Lucas 32734 at The Green Room: Wind Energy The Green Room: 35 years of Recycle Ann Arbor <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From a half-dozen college students with a beat up truck to a major business, Barbara Lucas traces the 35 year history of&nbsp;</span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">Recycle Ann Arbor</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;on The Green Room from&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">WEMU</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p></p><p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 13:44:03 +0000 Barbara Lucas & David Fair 28562 at The Green Room: 35 years of Recycle Ann Arbor The Green Room: Green Burials <p></p><p>Being environmentally responsible, even in death.&nbsp; A fascinating look at 'green burials' on The Green Room from&nbsp;WEMU.</p><p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:22:30 +0000 Barbara Lucas 27419 at The Green Room: Green Burials The Green Room: Food Waste <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src=";color=1dff00&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On any given day, we waste a lot of food, whether it's during preparation, after it hits our plates, or because&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">it's gone bad in the refrigerator.&nbsp; Most of us probably don't think of this as an environmental issue, but it is.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 14:19:16 +0000 David Fair & Barbara Lucas 24534 at The Green Room: Food Waste