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23 May 2019

Issues of the Environment

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    Issues of the Environment: Using Rainwater To Build Sustainable Water Systems

    According to one of the world’s leading, net-zero energy builders, the population has outgrown its manufactured water systems. Matt Grocoff is founder of the Thrive Collaborative and has installed a rainwater system at his Ann Arbor home that he is working to make the water system of the future. In this conversation with WEMU’s David Fair, Grocoff explains why a shift in the way we engineer our water systems is a necessity and how it can work on this week's "Issues of the Environment."

  • Posted on 22 May 2019

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    Issues Of The Environment: A2 Summer Festival Sets 2020 Zero-Waste Goal

    2019 marks year two of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival’s “Festival Footprint Initiative.” Initially, the plan was to get to a 90% waste diversion rate in 3-5 years. Now, the plan is being accelerated. James Carter, the festival's programming and operations manager, joins WEMU’s David Fair for a conversation on environmental stewardship through the course of a three-week long event in this week's "Issues of the Environment."

  • Posted on 15 May 2019

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    Issues of the Environment: The Risks Of Milk Consumption And Other Phthalate Contaminated Products

    Pure and pasteurized milk and dairy products may taste good and be good for you, but the process that brings you this product may be making you sick. WEMU’s David Fair explores a new study showing the plastics used in processing are contaminating some dairy products with toxic chemicals. Mike Belliveau is executive director of the Environmental Health Strategy Center and this week’s guest on "Issues of the Environment."

  • Posted on 08 May 2019

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    Issues Of The Environment: Underestimated Impacts Of Urbanization On Wild Bees In Washtenaw County

    Wild bees are essential to our environment, but development, pesticides, and other issues are creating hardship for the pollinators. In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks to Gordon Fitch, a doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan's Department of Ecology and Environmental Biology , about the latest research and where it will lead.

  • Posted on 01 May 2019

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    Issues Of The Environment: Protecting Washtenaw County's Threatened And Endangered Species

    A recent survey determined that there are approximately 150 species in Washtenaw County listed as threatened or endangered. In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks to Brian Klatt, director of the Michigan Natural Features Inventory, about why these plants and animals are in danger and what needs to be done to protect them.

  • Posted on 24 Apr 2019

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