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21 Apr 2019

The Environment Report

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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.

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    Straits of Mackinac are a bird of prey superhighway

    More than four million people crossed the Straits of Mackinac last year. But they are also one of the busiest migration spots for raptors, or birds of prey, in the United States.

  • Posted on 19 Apr 2019

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    Some Michigan cities may abandon recycling due to higher costs

    China is not taking as much U.S. recycled material as it has in the past. The Chinese economy is slowing down and it doesn’t need to import as much paper and plastic. It’s also finding that so much U.S. recycled material is contaminated that it ends up in China’s landfills.

  • Posted on 08 Apr 2019

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    Plan to put wind farm in Upper Peninsula forest gets community pushback

    Most wind energy projects in Michigan are on farmland in the southern part of the state. They are often controversial even there, but one company wants to put a wind farm in an Upper Peninsula forest. Many community members don’t feel that’s the right place either.

  • Posted on 05 Apr 2019

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    Killer viruses could help Michigan cherry farmers

    Bacterial canker is a devastating tree disease that affects sweet cherry orchards around the country. There is currently no good way to treat it, but some Michigan scientists are trying to harness bacteria-killing viruses to control it.

  • Posted on 19 Mar 2019

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    Cornered by invasives, tribal fishermen chase whitefish to ‘crowded’ Lake Superior

    A decline in lake whitefish is pushing some tribal commercial fishermen out of Lakes Michigan and Huron. They’re spending more time in Lake Superior, the only place they say they can still make a living. This has fishermen and scientists worried about whether whitefish populations there can withstand the extra pressure.

  • Posted on 28 Feb 2019

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