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The Environment Report

Updated 6 days ago

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Natural Sciences
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The Environment Report, hosted by Lester Graham and other Michigan Radio reporters, explores the relationship between the natural world and the everyday lives of people in Michigan.

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The Environment Report, hosted by Lester Graham and other Michigan Radio reporters, explores the relationship between the natural world and the everyday lives of people in Michigan.

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Very informative

By Miniekk - Jun 15 2011
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Easy to understand and learn alot in short time

Very Informative

By BLTalpos - Apr 14 2011
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Informative and relevant. I like the short length, but I wouldn't mind longer episodes.

iTunes Ratings

44 Ratings
Average Ratings
31
6
5
1
1

Very informative

By Miniekk - Jun 15 2011
Read more
Easy to understand and learn alot in short time

Very Informative

By BLTalpos - Apr 14 2011
Read more
Informative and relevant. I like the short length, but I wouldn't mind longer episodes.
Cover image of The Environment Report

The Environment Report

Updated 6 days ago

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The Environment Report, hosted by Lester Graham and other Michigan Radio reporters, explores the relationship between the natural world and the everyday lives of people in Michigan.

Rank #1: How climate change is changing Michigan’s agricultural industry

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Climate change is affecting the world in a lot of ways. The planet is warming, more rain is falling. There are colder winters, and warmer summers. And all of this is having a profound effect on agriculture.

Aug 16 2019

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Rank #2: Saving the Great Lakes' biggest and oldest fish, the lake sturgeon

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The U.S. and Canada are working to restore populations of a prehistoric fish in the Great Lakes that was nearly wiped out. We went out with a crew of researchers to see what they’re doing to bring the sturgeon back.

Jun 17 2019

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Rank #3: Five ways climate change already impacts human health in Michigan

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Climate change doesn’t just hurt our environment. It affects food production, insect outbreaks, precipitation. And, as health professionals are starting to see, it’s causing problems for human health.

Aug 15 2019

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Rank #4: High Lake Michigan waters complicate botulism monitoring, but mean fewer bird deaths

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The last major outbreak of avian botulism on Lake Michigan was in 2016 , when hundreds of dead birds washed up on shore. The bacterial disease has affected waterfowl like loons and mergansers in the Great Lakes for decades. But high water levels on the lakes are good news for the birds, at least temporarily.

Jun 28 2019

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Rank #5: Hundreds of millions of birds die in collisions with building windows each year in the US

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Each year hundreds of millions of birds die in the U.S. after colliding with windows. Skyscrapers are not the chief cause, but mostly mid-rise buildings. My guide in trying to understand why birds are more likely to collide in three and four-story buildings is Heidi Trudell. She’s an avian collision specialist who works with groups such as Washtenaw Safe Passage .

Jun 06 2019

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Rank #6: Stateside: Absentee voting increases; tribal economic development; what climate change means for MI

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Today on Stateside, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson comments on how an increase in the number of absentee ballots could impact elections without a change in state law. Plus, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is building a manufacturing center in an effort to diversify the tribe's economic ventures.

Aug 12 2019

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Rank #7: You could be tracking in cancer causing chemicals from parking lots and driveways

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Researchers are finding some of the chemicals used in pavement and driveway sealants are making their way into the environment. That could be putting the health of people and aquatic life at risk. These chemicals are called Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, PAHs. They’re commonly found in low levels just about anywhere something is burned. But, the levels of PAHs are much, much higher in certain pavement sealing products, coal tar based sealants.

Aug 19 2019

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Rank #8: Boomers could be great climate activists - if they were more concerned about it

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Public opinion surveys show older Americans are less concerned about climate change than young people. But some experts say older Americans may be an untapped resource when it comes to climate activism.

Aug 14 2019

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Rank #9: Detroit Zoo wants kids to be active part of the climate change conversation

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Given the myriad ecological challenges facing our world today, there are plenty of reasons to feel overwhelmed and powerless. But there are also many people and organizations dedicated to leading community conversations about climate change and conservation through education and example.

Aug 13 2019

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Rank #10: Cities are dumping sewage into Michigan rivers. Will climate change make the problem worse?

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Each year in Michigan, billions of gallons of raw or partially treated sewage end up in the state's rivers and eventually in the Great Lakes. That pollution can make people sick. There are two causes. One is poor sewer systems. The second is heavy rains. And climate change could be making the problem worse.

Aug 13 2019

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