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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.

The Environment Report Lester Graham

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    • 4.6 • 55 Ratings

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.

    Great Lakes in Peril: Invasives, pollution, climate change

    Great Lakes in Peril: Invasives, pollution, climate change

    When you visit one of the Great Lakes, whether it’s a sandy beach or a rocky coastline, it’s hard to imagine how something so big could be affected so profoundly by alien invasive species, or pollution, or climate change.

    • 49 min
    "Water is life" is the theme of Day 1 of protests to shut down Enbridge Line 5

    "Water is life" is the theme of Day 1 of protests to shut down Enbridge Line 5

    On Thursday, environmental groups and Native Americans plan to present Enbridge Energy with symbolic eviction notices. They want Enbridge to abide by Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s order to shut down Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac.

    • 4 min
    On eve of Line 5 shutdown deadline, Enbridge vows to defy Michigan order

    On eve of Line 5 shutdown deadline, Enbridge vows to defy Michigan order

    Enbridge Energy technically has one more day to shut down the Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac, but even the pipeline’s most vocal opponents acknowledge slim odds that the oil actually stops flowing right away.

    • 4 min
    Plastic debris is getting into the Great Lakes, our drinking water, and our food

    Plastic debris is getting into the Great Lakes, our drinking water, and our food

    There’s been a lot of news about the amount of plastic debris in the oceans. But plastic pollution is also affecting the Great Lakes. A study out of the Rochester Institute of Technology estimates 22 million pounds of plastic debris enters the Great Lakes from the U.S. and Canada each year.

    • 4 min
    Scientists concerned about the bottom of the food web in the Great Lakes

    Scientists concerned about the bottom of the food web in the Great Lakes

    Right now, scientists are on a ship taking samples and measurements of the Great Lakes. They’re trying to determine how the lakes will fare this year and watching for trends.

    • 4 min
    Is the Line 5 tunnel a bridge to Michigan's energy future or a bad deal?

    Is the Line 5 tunnel a bridge to Michigan's energy future or a bad deal?

    As Canadian officials lobbied a Michigan Senate committee in March to keep the Line 5 pipeline open, Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) grew frustrated with a conversation that, up to that point, had focused mainly on the immediate economic and safety implications of a possible shutdown.

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

jcdaa ,

Environment Report vs Stateside

I love the Environment Report. I do not like Stateside. Please stop including Stateside in this podcast. It’s not the same thing at all.

Daniel.fosterc ,

Short, Informative, and Shows Both Sides

I really have enjoyed listening to this podcast. I feel like they're very informative in such a short time and that they give ample information from both sides of the discussion or topic. Thanks for doing these and keep up the great work!

JayRite ,

We don’t all hate Trump or he wouldn’t be President

I was a regular listener until this got all political and out of balance. Both the right and left want clean air, water and land for Michigan.

Remove the agenda and then I will be back.

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