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17 Feb 2019

Issues of the Environment

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    Issues Of The Environment: The Poles Are Warming, So Why Is It So Cold In Washtenaw County?

    There's been some severe winter weather over the past few weeks, thanks to the polar vortex. Is this just a typical weather pattern, or another sign of climate change. In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair looks into this phemonenon with Dr. Richard Rood, professor of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering at the University of Michigan.

  • Posted on 13 Feb 2019

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    Issues Of The Environment: National Climate Assessment Warns Of Problems Caused by Climate Change

    The federal government released its National Climate Assessment in November of 2018, and it has revealed some very troubling facts about the state of climate change. In this week's "Issues of the Environment," Kris Olsson from the Ann Arbor chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby shares her thoughts on the report and some possible solutions with WEMU's Patrick Campion.

  • Posted on 06 Feb 2019

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    Issues Of The Environment: Food Recalls Are Increasing And There Are Ways To Stay Safe

    Salmonella, E. Coli, and other pathogens have been more prevalent in food lately, thus leading to an unusually high number of food recalls. In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair speaks to Kristen Schweighoefer, environmental health director for the Washtenaw County Health Department, about why such recalls have increased and what we can do to avoid food-borne illnesses.

  • Posted on 30 Jan 2019

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    Issues Of The Environment: Major Automakers Committing To Electric And Automated Vehicles

    This year's North American International Auto Show is underway in Detroit. Once again, the world's top automakers believe the future lies in electric and automated vehicles. In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair explores what impacts these vehicles may have with Charles Griffith, who directs the Climate and Energy Program at the Ecology Center in Ann Arbor.

  • Posted on 23 Jan 2019

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    Issues Of The Environment: Lame Duck Bill May Lead To Challenges In Protecting Michigan’s Water

    Protecting Michigan's drinking water has becoming even more of a priority in the past year. However, during the Michigan Legislature's lame-duck session, former Governor Rick Snyder signed into law a measure making protection more difficult. In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks about this legislation, and its impacts, with Bonnifer Ballard, executive director of the American Water Works Association's Michigan section.

  • Posted on 16 Jan 2019

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