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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 University of 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.

    Did the Midland flood stir up contaminants that could hurt wildlife?

    Did the Midland flood stir up contaminants that could hurt wildlife?

    The flood that was caused by heavy rains and the failure of two dams near Midland caused property damage far downstream. But the long term damage might be in the contamination of wildlife.

    • 4 min
    You only have a limited "right to know" under Right To Know laws

    You only have a limited "right to know" under Right To Know laws

    The two dams that broke near Midland caused a massive flood that swept away bridges, roads, and damaged a lot of property. Because Midland is home to Dow’s original chemical complex, a lot of people were concerned about hazardous waste or waste in ponds at Dow.

    • 4 min
    Bill would eliminate most township regulation of gravel pits

    Bill would eliminate most township regulation of gravel pits

    Tom and Michelle Joliat's lovely home in Metamora, Michigan is situated high on a hill with a stunning view of the woods below. Normally, it's peaceful and idyllic here. Metamora Township is a rural area about 25 miles southeast of Flint. But in the distance, you can sometimes hear the faint drone of the U.S. EPA drilling yet another monitoring well. The wells are monitoring the movement of a plume of groundwater contaminated with 1,4 dioxane and other toxic chemicals.

    • 4 min
    Rat poisons take care of rodent problems, but also kill wildlife and pets

    Rat poisons take care of rodent problems, but also kill wildlife and pets

    Wildlife are being poisoned and much of the time people using the poisons are not even aware of the danger. One Michigan resident is on a crusade to make people understand what’s at risk when they use rat poison.

    • 4 min
    No-till farming could cut greenhouse gases significantly

    No-till farming could cut greenhouse gases significantly

    We know that burning fossil fuels releases a lot of greenhouse gases. But there are other human-caused sources that contribute to climate change. As Lester Graham with the Environment Report found, one of them is how farmers plant crops.

    • 3 min
    HONK! Talking to geese

    HONK! Talking to geese

    You can hear a flock of geese calling, but there’s not a single goose. It’s a bunch of humans, warming up for the goose call contest at the 72nd annual Pointe Mouillee Waterfowl Festival held last weekend.

    • 4 min

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