environment

Ypsilanti River Cleanup Set for Sunday

Sep 13, 2012
Bob Eccles

Volunteers will converge on the Huron River in Ypsilanti Sunday for a yearly cleanup effort.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

First Friday Focus on the Environment

Sep 7, 2012
Even more than 54.
http://forum.datacad.com/viewtopic.php?t=6761

54-point-five mile per gallon CAFE standard by 2025 is doable and worth achieving.  So says our guest on this months First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU.

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.

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.

Leslie Science & Nature Center

At-risk K-8 students and their families will benefit from programs being offered by the Leslie Science and Nature Center and funded by $35,000 in grants.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

Checking in on Ann Arbor's Greenbelt program as it nears the

ten year mark.

This week's focus is local, sustainable and healthy food options, and the growing interest in expanding these options in Washtenaw County.

WEMU's David Fair  talks with Will Hathaway about the ongoing discussions of how best to use the land above Ann Arbor's new, underground parking structure. Hathaway is a member of the "Library Green Conservancy"

Electric Cycle Savings

Jul 25, 2012
A red electric motorcycle.
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.

Parks and Creeks

Jul 18, 2012
An image of Mill Creek Park.
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.

Start Your Engines

Jul 11, 2012

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.

Voters may decide if Michigan must get 25%

of its energy from renewable sources by 2025.

The Safe Chemicals Act

Jun 27, 2012

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.

Rapping for Local Food

Jun 20, 2012

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

Complete Streets role in sustainability

plan for Washtenaw County.

Mayor's office hosting 12th annual Green Fair.

Green Houses and Green Energy

Jun 6, 2012

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.

Fighting to  keep Asian carp out of the great lakes.

 

A reddened Earth.
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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.

Fly, Butterflies!

May 9, 2012

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.

Growing food locally is Growing Hope in Ypsilanti area.

A sign for MichCon.
Annarbor.com

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

Waste Not Dump Not?

Apr 25, 2012
Piles of trash in a landfill.
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.

Earth Day is Sunday

Apr 20, 2012

Congressman John Dingell talks with WEMU's David Fair about new congressional battles to protect 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.

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