Ypsilanti, MI – With home heating costs predicted to climb as much as 71 percent this winter, homeowners might consider an energy audit to save a bit of money. Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.
Ypsilanti, MI – About a hundred people crowded into a room at Perry School in Ypsilanti Monday night for the second in a series of public meetings on the city's financial crisis. Click on the audio icon to hear more from Monday night's forum from WEMU's Bob Eccles:
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor Mayor John Heiftje says he hopes the city sets definite goals soon for reductions in energy use by the city. Heiftje told city council Monday night that he'd like to see the city use 20 percent green energy by 2015 or sooner. He says a variety of green energy sources, including wind power, could help the city achieve that goal. Heiftje says additional bike paths and bike lanes would encourage non-motorized transportation, thus reducing the amount of greenhouse gasses produced in the community.
Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University's College of Education has been collecting school supplies for children displaced by hurricane Katrina. A truck loaded with those supplies rolls off EMU's campus today. Click on the audio icon for more from WEMU's Bob Eccles:
Ann Arbor, MI – The University of Michigan baseball and softball teams will be getting improved fields, but they'll stay in their current locations. Click on the audio icon for more on the action taken by UofM Regents on Thursday.