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This week's Issues of the Environment presents part two of our series on hydraulic fracturing,  or fracking, in Washtenaw County.  Our guest is Jim Peters, Operations Manager for Northstar Energy, and a representative for the Michigan Oil and Gas Producers Educational Foundation. 

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On this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, the first of two discussions on 'fracking', or hydraulic fracturing, in Washtenaw County.  Our guest this week is John Callewaert, the Director of the Integrated Assessment Program for the University of Michigan's Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute.

This week on The Green Room, Barbara Lucas examines how available housing choices -- or the lack thereof -- in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor, impact the level of greenhouse gasses.

Issues of the Environment: Winter Seed Sowing

Feb 20, 2013

Get a head start on your summer garden with winter seed sowing.  Master gardener Monica Milla is our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

Water Quality Monitoring In Huron River Watershed

Feb 13, 2013

WEMU's Bob Eccles speaks with Watershed Planner Ric Lawson about results of the Huron River Watershed Council's 2012 water quality monitoring.

The status and future of public transportation in Washtenaw County is the topic of this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.  Our guest is Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Chair Yousef Rabhi.

Another perspective on incentive-based options to promote alternative energy.  DTE Energy spokesperson Scott Simons is our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

Washtenaw County will soon surpass 10-thousand acres of land protected from development.  Barry Lonik is President of Treemore Ecology and Land Services, and a long-time advocate for land preservation in the county.  Lonik is our guest for February's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU.

  University of Michigan officials say a new report on sustainability efforts on campus shows progress on most of the school's five goals.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Weighing the pros and cons of incentive-based energy programs.  David Wright is the Clean Energy Program Director at the Ann Arbor-based Ecology Center, and he's our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

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Sustaining our food future through aquaculture.   Jim Diana is a Professor of Fisheries and Aquaculture at the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources, and he's our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

On any given day, we waste a lot of food, whether it's during preparation, after it hits our plates, or because it's gone bad in the refrigerator.  Most of us probably don't think of this as an environmental issue, but it is.  

January is radon awareness month.   Washtenaw County environmental educator Angela Parsons is our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.  She explains the dangers of radon and why you might want to have your home tested for the cancer-causing gas. 

Issues of the Environment

Jan 9, 2013

Evan Pratt is Washtenaw County's new Water Resources Commissioner, and he's our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

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Michigan Environmental Council Communications Director Hugh McDiarmid discusses environmental decisions made by state lawmakers in 2012 on this month's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU.

Brenda Bentley is our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.  She's the author of "River Walks Ann Arbor", with tips on enjoying the outdoors in the Ann Arbor area.

Issues of the Environment

Dec 12, 2012

The "green" pros and cons of real and artificial Christmas trees.  MSU Horticulture and Forestry professor Dr. Bert Cregg is our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

December's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU examines Michigan's energy future with Bill Rustem, the Strategy Director for Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.

What mode of holiday travel is best for the environment?  Dr. John DiCicco has some answers.  DiCicco is a professor at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources, and a researcher at the UofM Energy Institute.   He's our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

Ann Arbor's Public Services Communications Liason Nancy Stone discusses how you can 'go green' this holiday season on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

Learn about Dawn Farms' "Green Farm Project" on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

Michigan's bat population is at risk.  Eastern Michigan University biology professor Dr. Allen Kurta explains why  on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

Hugh McDiarmid is the Communications Director for the Michigan Environmental Council, and he weighs in on the failure of the 15X25 ballot proposal on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

This month's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU is an in-depth examination of Proposal 3 on the November 6th Michigan Ballot, more commonly known as the 25X25 proposal for renewable energy.  The guests are Steve Transeth and Doug Jester.  Transeth is a spokesperson for the group Clean Affordable Renewable Energy, which opposes proposal 3.  Jester is a principal at the strategy and consulting firm 5-Lakes Energy.  Jester speaks in favor of proposal 3.

This week, WEMU's Issues of the Environment takes one last look at Michgian's 25X25 ballot proposal.  Our guest is the Executive Director of the Sierra Club's Michigan chapter, Anne Woiwode.

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