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New Year
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We all make resolutions for the New Year, whether it's improving our health or our finances. But, what resolutions can we make to improve the environment?  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks with Melissa Cooper Sargent, Green Living Resources Director for the Ecology Center in Ann Arbor, about ways to make 2018 more environmentally friendly.


Gift
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In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair speaks to Dr. Gillian Miller, Senior Scientist for HealthyStuff.org, to discuss avoiding toxic chemicals or environmentally hazardous substances when shopping for gifts.  


Water
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Money might be on the way to help fight perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in Michigan. 


A recent study found 85 percent of couches tested contained toxic chemicals that are linked to cancer.  WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on local efforts to make couches safer.