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13 Dec 2018

Issues of the Environment

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    Issues Of The Environment: Higher 1,4 Dioxane Levels In Ann Arbor’s West Park Prompt More Testing

    Amid PFAS contamination, controversial oil and gas pipelines, and lead contamination, another water safety issue in Washtenaw County sometimes drops out of the public discourse. The expanding 1,4 dioxane plume in the Ann Arbor area has again reared its head. In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks to Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner Evan Pratt about the steps being taken after recent testing revealed much higher levels of the chemical in the waters in Ann Arbor's West Park.

  • Posted on 12 Dec 2018

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    Issues Of The Environment: Wildfire Risk Increasing In Michigan Due To Climate Change

    The recent wildfires in California captured the world's attention, including those researching climate change. In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks to one such researcher. Dr. Jonathon Overpeck is the Samuel A. Graham Dean of the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan. They discuss the connection between wildfires and climate change and why there is increased risk in Michigan.

  • Posted on 05 Dec 2018

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    Issues Of The Environment: Proposal A - What’s Next For Ann Arbor’s 'Library Lot'

    Earlier this month, Ann Arbor voters approved Proposal A, which would convert the old "Library Lot" in a new park and civic center. In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks to Will Hathaway, one of the leaders of the Ann Arbor Central Park Ballot Committee, about the potential, environmental impacts the new park grounds may have on the city.

  • Posted on 28 Nov 2018

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    Issues Of The Environment: Prevent Food-Waste During The Holidays And Beyond

    When Thanksgiving dinner is done and eaten, family and friends go home with leftovers. Still, it's likely you'll end up with food you have to throw away. It's food waste, and it's a problem. In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks to Washtenaw County solid waste specialist Noelle Bowman about the best ways to reduce food waste.

  • Posted on 21 Nov 2018

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    Issues Of The Environment: 'Pee-Cycling' To Create A Sustainable Source Of Fertilizer

    Searching for new sources of natural fertilizer is an ongoing process, and a University of Michigan research project is exploring use of an unending source. In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks with U-M professor of civil and environmental engineering Dr. Nancy Love about the Urine Diversion Research Project.

  • Posted on 14 Nov 2018

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