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23 May 2018

Issues of the Environment

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    Issues Of The Environment: Establishing The Washtenaw Wilderness

    Washtenaw County has always taken its environment seriously. Now, it is the first county in Michigan to be certified as a community wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair chats with Mary Lapp, team leader of the Washtenaw Wilderness Community Wildlife Habitat, about what it takes for a community to receive such an honor.

  • Posted on 16 May 2018

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    Issues Of The Environment: Stinkbugs Invade Washtenaw County

    The brown marmorated stinkbug is in Washtenaw County and seems to be here to stay. The bugs are now an established nuisance. They invade homes in the winter and wreak smelly havoc the rest of the year. What can you do about it and other damaging invasive species? WEMU’s David Fair searches for answers with EMU Biology Department Professor and renowned entomologist Dr. Jamin Eisenbach on this week’s edition of "Issues of the Environment.”

  • Posted on 09 May 2018

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    Issues Of The Environment: China’s Restrictions On Imported Recyclables Are Felt In Washtenaw County

    China has declared that it would no longer accept certain recycled materials from outside its borders, and that has affected many recycling programs in the U.S., including those in Washtenaw County. In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks to Recycle Ann Arbor interim CEO Bryan Weinart about local impacts and the future of recycling.

  • Posted on 02 May 2018

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    Issues Of The Environment: Potential Impacts Of Connected Autonomous Vehicles Of The Future

    Self-driving vehicles are meant to be the future of transportation, but there's much more to learn about how they could affect the environment. In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks to Dr. Gregory Keoleian, director of the Center for Sustainable Systems at U-M's School for Environment and Sustainability, about a new study regarding the potential impacts of Connected Autonomous Vehicles.

  • Posted on 25 Apr 2018

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    Issues Of The Environment: Ann Arbor To Launch New Plastics Recycling Program

    The theme of Earth Day 2018 is End Plastic Pollution. Earth Day comes up this Sunday, April 22nd. To coincide with the theme, 'Issues of the Environment' focuses on an upcoming initiative in Ann Arbor aimed at reducing plastic waste that typically does not end up in the recycling stream. Packaging expert and consultant Todd Bukowski discusses the program and what the public will need to know to make it work.

  • Posted on 18 Apr 2018

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