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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 Michigan Radio

    • Natural Sciences

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.

    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
    Unpopular bait ban will only slow spread of CWD. What could stop it is even more controversial.

    Unpopular bait ban will only slow spread of CWD. What could stop it is even more controversial.

    To help combat chronic wasting disease, Michigan is banning deer baiting and feeding across big parts of the state. It’s highly unpopular with some hunters and lawmakers. But, banning bait will only slow CWD from spreading to new areas, and more aggressive approaches that might actually stop it could be just as unpopular.

    • 4 min
    Climate Crew: College student evolves into environmental leader on campus

    Climate Crew: College student evolves into environmental leader on campus

    The constant barrage of news about climate change, drinking water contamination, and pollution in the Great Lakes region can feel overwhelming. If you care, it’s hard to know what to do or where to start. That's where Stateside's new series comes in. We're featuring ordinary people who identified a problem – no matter how big or small – and chose to act.

    • 9 min
    Non-profit trains citizen scientists to collect fish data from the Great Lakes

    Non-profit trains citizen scientists to collect fish data from the Great Lakes

    A new nonprofit is training citizen scientists to collect data on fish in the Great Lakes. They think it could be a game-changer for research in the region, and even help prevent the establishment of invasive species.

    • 2 min
    You could be tracking in cancer causing chemicals from parking lots and driveways

    You could be tracking in cancer causing chemicals from parking lots and driveways

    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.

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

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!

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.

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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