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While the federal advisory level is 3.5 parts per billion, the amount of dioxane the State of Michigan allows in drinking water is 85 ppb, one of the highest standards in the country.  High levels mean less extensive remediation plans, a boon to industries responsible for the cleanups.  But, could the resulting water pollution negatively impact other businesses, and the local economy in general?  In this installment of  WEMU’s “The Green Room,” Barbara Lucas looks at various perspectives on this question.

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The University of Michigan Health System has started using a new, smaller pacemaker to treat patients with heart conditions.

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"Declare the Pall-Gelman 1, 4 dioxane plume a federal Superfund site."  That’s the message from the Sierra Club of Huron Valley.  The Sierra Club has passed a resolution urging the City of Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County to seek Superfund designation from the US Environmental Protection Agency. 

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For 40 years Bob Quinn has been interested in change - Positive change.

He's a professor at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, the author of 18 books and one of the co-founders of the University of Michigan's Center for Positive Organizations.

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It’s been over three decades since Ann Arbor’s groundwater contamination was discovered, and throughout this time, citizen science and community advocacy have had a crucial role.  In this edition  of 'The Green Room,' Barbara Lucas looks at the uphill battle from its earliest steps.


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A female Blanding's turtle believed to be at least 83 years old was captured by scientists at the University of Michigan E.S. George Reserve about 25 miles northwest of Ann Arbor. It is believed to be one of the oldest well documented Blanding's freshwater turtles still alive.

I spoke with the director of the University of Michigan E.S. George reserve near Pinckney, Christopher Dick.


Ann Arbor Protest Shows GMO Controversy Is Not Over

May 20, 2016
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Activists will March Against Monsanto in Ann Arbor tomorrow.

 


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Five major health risks in Michigan will increase due to climate change.


 

 

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Wolverines fans descended upon Michigan Stadium Friday for the first game of the year.

 


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Washtenaw County’s economic forecast for this year is looking bright.

 

U-M Investigates Source Of 'Hotline Bling' Emails

Feb 18, 2016
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The University of Michigan is investigating the source of a flurry of emails sent to students and staff containing lyrics from the song 'Hotline Bling' by Canadian rapper Drake.


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Researchers at the University of Michigan have made an important breakthrough in the fight for new antibiotics.

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The use of aerial drones has temporarily been suspended at the University of Michigan.

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University of Michigan officials say students and staff planning a trip to Mexico, the Caribbean, and South or Central America should take aggressive measures to limit exposure to mosquitos.

 


 

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In these cold, winter months, many of us want to stay indoors.  In this week's. 'Issues of the Environment,' MaryCarol Hunter, Associate Professor of Natural Resources at the University of Michigan, tells WEMU's David Fair why an "outdoor pill" has demonstrable benefits.


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Despite increased efforts at the University of Michigan to deal with sexual assaults on campus, there's been an increase in the number of incidents.


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 University of Michigan researchers say low income and minority communities are targeted as sites for hazardous waste facilities.


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Eastern Michigan University senior Ramone Williams will no longer be homeless soon after a successful crowd funding campaign for him raised more than $25,000. Williams says schools need to do more to help other students like him.   


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As you can imagine, there are many traditions during the holiday season that people take part in.  An  a cappella group from the University of Michigan is keeping one alive by caroling.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan has the story.


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Former University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman has been named the next president of the Association of American Universities. Coleman served as U-M's president from 2002 to 2014 and helped form numerous partnerships with other academic, business and government organizations. 

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Ideas for video games to organic farms have become a reality through online crowd funding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. A University of Michigan grad has now found success through crowd funding for a women's winter coat designed for city life.

 

 


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When the sun sets tonight, many members of Washtenaw County’s Jewish community will observe the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur.


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A new University of Michigan study looked at how children and adults categorized multiracial children in different ways. 

The study found that adults, regardless of being white or black, tended to categorize multiracial children as black.

The college experience began today for over 10,000 students who moved into the dorms at the University of Michigan. 


It's back to business as usual on the the Facebook pages of the University of Michigan football and basketball teams after they were hacked twice in one day.  University officials say they still don't know how it happened but have apologized to the two million followers who may have caught a glimpse of the pictures of scantily clad celebrities.  

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