Issues of the Environment

Wednesdays during Morning Edition

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  • Wednesday, July 16, 2014 9:09am

    Meet the Gold family from Superior Township. They've turned their land into an innovative,  self-sustaining property. 

      Overview   

    The Gold family owns and operates a farming “homestead” in Washtenaw County known as “Our Handmade Life”, where they live a self-sustaining, green life and they offer courses to the public on how they do it.

    The farm, on Vreeland Road, features a bio-intensive passive greenhouse (no fossil fuels!), the Michigan Folk School, dozens of varieties of organic produce, mushrooms, goats, and chickens.

    Jason and Julia Gold have operated “Our Handmade Life” since 2011, and both the farm and the school have expanded every year since. They are currently offering classes on chicken butchering, earth ovens, soap making, fermentation, ale brewing, and much more.

  • Wednesday, July 9, 2014 9:56am

    Boaters Can Take Responsibility for Mitigation of Environmental Harm

  • Wednesday, July 2, 2014 11:33am

    Overview

  • Wednesday, June 11, 2014 8:30am

    Deer overpopulation in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County is responsible for increasing home and vehicle property damage and is threatening the area's ecological balance.

    This week, David Fair talks with Maurita Holland about the issues creating the problem and the potential solutions.

  • Wednesday, June 4, 2014 8:30am

    Thousands have taken to the City of Ann Arbor's expanded composting program. It now allows residents to add all food scraps to their composting carts, and keeps the material out of landfills, benefiting the environment and, ultimately, the budget. WEMU's David Fair discusses the early successes of the program with Ann Arbor Solid Waste Coordinator, Tom McMurtrie
     

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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?

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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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