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Issues of the Environment
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 9:14am
In this week's installment of "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks with Drew Lathin about the environmental benefits of sustainable landscaping. Lathin is Principal Owner of Creating Sustainable Landscapes.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:17am
Michigan ranks dead last among Great Lakes states when it comes to the rate of recycling. Governor Snyder Snyder is taking the first step forward to try and change Michigan's standing.
In this week's installment of Issues of the Environment, WEMU's David Fair talks with Michigan Recycling Coalition Executive Director Kerrin O'Brian about where that first step may lead.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 4:29am
On May 6th, voters in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Ypsilanti Township will weigh in on a ballot proposal for new 0.7 mill property tax to pay for expanded public transportation services, primarily AAATA busing.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 11:41am
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 6:27am
- The Washtenaw County Road Commission reports laying down 50% more road salt this winter than last year and using twice as much as in 2012.
- Although thus far no ill effects from salt in Huron River watershed have been detected, road salt has a number of environmentally destructive effects impacting water, soil, wildlife, and public health, and if extreme winter weather conditions become the norm the effects could escalate.
- Ric Lawson, Watershed Planner for the Huron River Watershed Council, implements watershed plans in Washtenaw County and monitors water quality for salt and other sediments in our waterways.