The Environment ReportAuthor: Michigan Radio
09 Mar 2021

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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    Climate change is affecting the kind of fish you can catch in Michigan's inland lakes


  • Posted on 17 Feb 2021

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    Water could make Michigan a climate refuge. Are we prepared?

    Intrigued by warming winters, researchers from the University of Michigan set out in 1989 to formally measure changes in the geographical distribution of plants and animals in the dense pine and hardwood forests of northern Michigan. Their laboratory, the university’s 10,000-acre Biological Station east of Petoskey, had advanced forestry and natural sciences since the field station’s founding in 1909. Few projects, though, attracted the same level of attention as the migration research.

  • Posted on 16 Feb 2021

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    Michigan rivers changing due to climate disruption

    It’s freezing outside and Larry Scheer is in neoprene chest waders kicking up sediment in Boyden Creek near Ann Arbor, Michigan.

  • Posted on 16 Feb 2021

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    The future of Lake Superior with climate disruption

    The downtown office for the Sault Sainte Marie Tribe of the Chippewa Indians Fisheries Management Program is a simple, small two-story brick building.

  • Posted on 15 Feb 2021

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    Enbridge now inspects freighters to avoid another anchor strike on Line 5

    The Canadian pipeline company Enbridge Energy has been eager to show news media its new Enbridge Straits Maritime Operations Center in Mackinaw City. Its purpose is to try to prevent another anchor strike or other damage to Line 5, the dual pipelines carrying oil and natural gas liquids.

  • Posted on 28 Sep 2020

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