Issues of the Environment

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  • Wednesday, October 8, 2014 8:41am

    Some of the Burr Oak Trees in the last remaining mature grove in Ann Arbor are dying. Find out why, and what can be done about it in this week's edition of "Issues of the Environment."  

        

  • Wednesday, September 24, 2014 9:03am

    Pennsylvania-based Toll Brothers proposes a 109-acre, 491 unit housing development on Ann Arbor's Northeast side. The scope of the planned development has area residents concerned about traffic congestion and harm to area wetlands. In this week's "Issues of the Environment" we explore those concerns with Lisa Dusseau. Ms. Dusseau is spokesperson for the group, "Ann Arbor Northeast Alliance".  

  • Wednesday, September 10, 2014 10:23am

    There is no record of anyone becoming infected with Lyme Disease while in Washtenaw County. Still, the number of county residents diagnosed with the ailment is on the rise.

  • Wednesday, September 3, 2014 9:27am

    Recycling batteries aren't always as easy as you might think. All too many end up in our landfills, and have the potential to cause serious environmental damage. In this week's installment of Issues of the Environment, you'll learn the environmental issues, the barriers to better recycling and what you can do about it.  

  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014 8:30am

    Sharing and exchanging skills is not a new concept, but the A2 TimeBank hopes to corral locals into organizing into a true community resource, building for the future.  

      

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Environment
8:30 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Issues of the Environment

Ann arbor Greenway
http://michigan.sierraclub.org/huron

Planning underway for a new park and greenway for Ann Arbor's Allen Creek corridor.   Find out more on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

Environment
8:47 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Issues of the Environment

Spring Valley Trout Farm
Spring Valley Trout Farm

This week, Issues of the Environment from WEMU is "goin' fishing" with Spring Valley Trout Farm owner Jim Kaercher.

Electric Motorcycles
12:52 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Electric Cycle Savings

Current Motor Company

Electric cars get a lot of media buzz, but how about electric motorcycles?  This week David talks to Nik Klopf, Sales Manager of Current Motor Company.

Mill Creek Park Opening
9:05 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Parks and Creeks

villageofdexter.org

This week David talks to  Allison Bishop, the Village of Dexter Community Development Manager about Mill Creek Park. After three years of hard work, Dexter's Mill Creek Park is set to open soon.

Clean Water Action
2:53 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Start Your Engines

David talks to Susan Harley, the Michigan Policy Director of Clean Water Action about cleaning up old diesel engines and making new ones more environmentally friendly this week.

Safe Chemicals Act
9:40 am
Wed June 27, 2012

The Safe Chemicals Act

This week, David talks to the Environmental Health Campaign Director for the Ann Arbor-based Ecology Center, Rebecca Muenink, about the new "Safe Chemicals Act" that's been stalled in Congress.

Homegrown Food, Homegrown Music
9:23 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Rapping for Local Food

This week, David talks to Lucas DiGia (a.k.a. "Homegrown"), who has been rapping for a decade and also works with  Project Grow in Ann Arbor. www.rapforfood.org

Greenovation and Mission Zero
9:20 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Green Houses and Green Energy

GreenovationTV

Founder and host of GreenovationTV Matt Grocoff arrives on the air to talk about Greenovation's mission and some ideas to save costs on energy, as well as his 'Mission Zero' to eliminate the negative environmental impact of every home in America.

Politics in Environmental Policy
10:18 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Sustainable Development and U.S. Policy

U.S. Partnership for Education and Sustainable Development

Today David talks about government policies regarding recycling, renewable energy, and environmental impact with Debra Rowe, President of the U.S. Partnership for Education and Sustainable Development.

Climate Change and Debate
9:16 am
Wed May 23, 2012

The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars

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Dr. Michael Mann

Why do some people deny global warming? David talks to Dr. Michael Mann, author of 'The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines' to try to understand why.

Better Gardens
9:43 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Fly, Butterflies!

The Southeast Michigan Butterfly Association

This week, Clark talks to Brenda Dziedzic, co-founder and President of the Southeast Michigan Butterfly Association, about making your garden more attractive to butterflies.

Environment
11:24 am
Wed May 2, 2012

Issues of the Environment

Annarbor.com

DTE Energy to clean up polluted MichCon site in Ann Arbor.

Landfill Solutions
9:13 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Waste Not Dump Not?

FreeDigitalPhotos.Net

Republican state lawmakers are racing to repeal Michigan's ban on yard waste going to landfills. David talks to Jeff Irwin this week, a member of the House Committee on Energy and Technology.

Environment
9:56 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Issues of the Environment

Healthy reptiles and amphibians mean a healthier environment for all.   It's the focus of this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

Environment
11:37 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Issues of the Environment

Saving money and your health during the warm weather months.

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Environment
11:32 am
Wed April 4, 2012

Issues of the Environment

Biofuels may not be as useful as first thought.  Hear more on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

Environment
9:26 am
Wed March 28, 2012

Issues of the Environment

Reducing waste and energy use on a major college campus.  This week's guest on Issues of the Environment is Eastern Michigan University's Manager of Energy and Sustainability, Stephen Moore.

Environment
9:09 am
Wed March 14, 2012

Issues of the Environment

Building rain gardens to protect our rivers and streams.  Susan Bryan from the Washtenaw Water Resource Commissioner's office is our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

Environment
9:18 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Issues of the Environment

There's an incredible amount of waste in the production and delivery of food in America.  Find out more on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

Environment
8:50 am
Wed February 22, 2012

Issues of the Environment

Series on local food movement continues.  

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Environment
8:50 am
Wed February 15, 2012

Issues of the Environment

Growing the local food movement.  Our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU is Jane Bush, owner of Apple Schram Orchard near Lansing, and a business development consultant for food and farm systems.

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