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Issues Of The Environment: Firefighting Under New Michigan Regulations On PFAS

New state regulations will change the way some firefighting operations are conducted in Michigan. Firefighting foams can contain high levels of PFAS. Those forever chemicals are not only detrimental to the environment but also to human health. Jeff Roberts is chief of the Wixom Fire Department and president of the Michigan Fire Chiefs Association . He joined 89.1 WEMU’s David Fair to discuss the new regulations and their impacts on training, operations, and safety.

11 MIN6 d ago
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Issues Of The Environment: Firefighting Under New Michigan Regulations On PFAS

Issues Of The Environment: Border-To-Border Trail Progressing In Washtenaw County

Throughout the pandemic, more people are utilizing the outdoors for a sense of balance and peace. On "Issues of the Environment" this week, WEMU’s David Fair caught up with Park Planner and Landscape Architect Peter Sanderson for a look at how the Border-to-Border Trail in Washtenaw County is expanding, improving and, creating even more accessibility to hiking and biking.

11 MIN1 w ago
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Issues Of The Environment: Border-To-Border Trail Progressing In Washtenaw County

Issues Of The Environment: Connections Between Climate Crisis, COVID-19, And Systemic Racism

On its surface, there may not appear to be many connections between the coronavirus pandemic and the climate change crisis. You don’t, however, have to dig very deep to find the parallels and the impacts on people of color. Dr. Marie O‘Neill is a Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and Epidemiology at the University of Michigan, and her work has put her in the path of that intersection. Dr. O’Neill joined WEMU’s David Fair this week to help connect the dots on this week’s "Issues of the

11 MIN2 w ago
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Issues Of The Environment: Connections Between Climate Crisis, COVID-19, And Systemic Racism

Issues Of The Environment: Ann Arbor’s Ambitious Plan For Carbon Neutrality By 2030

Despite this year's focus on the coronavirus pandemic and racial unrest, climate change remains a great threat to the world. This past June, Ann Arbor city officials took a major step in fighting this crisis by approving the "A2 Zero Carbon Neutrality Plan." The overall goal is for the city of Ann Arbor to completely eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2030. Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor details the plan further in a conversation with WEMU's David Fair for this week's "Issues of

9 MIN3 w ago
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Issues Of The Environment: Ann Arbor’s Ambitious Plan For Carbon Neutrality By 2030

Issues Of The Environment: Accountability And Environmental Injustice

In 2019, a pair of state lawmakers introduced companion bills that would create environmental accountability by making polluters responsible for paying for the hazards they create. State Senator Jeff Irwin and State Representative Yousef Rabhi are both Ann Arbor Democrats and have yet to see those measures get consideration in the Republican-led legislature. Now, as we address systemic racism, environmental justice has to be a part of the conversation. Representative Rabhi joined WEMU’s David

11 MINJUL 1
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Issues Of The Environment: Accountability And Environmental Injustice

Issues Of The Environment: Addressing Environmental Racism

Systemic racism touches all aspects of life in America. There is police brutality, economic oppression, lack of access to health care, less opportunity to advance, and not enough political clout to be heard. It’s all connected. Another component is environmental justice, and it contributes to all of the above. In WEMU’s "Issues of the Environment," Michigan Environmental Council engagement director Sandra Turner-Handy explains why this is the time where real progress can be made.

11 MINJUN 24
Comments
Issues Of The Environment: Addressing Environmental Racism

Issues Of The Environment: Air Quality In Southeast Michigan

The COVID-19 shutdown took most people off the road for a couple of months. That did allow for some air quality improvement in Southeast Michigan. However, it wasn't enough to offset the generations of pollution that have resulted in terrible health conditions and outcomes. For this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair has a conversation about this situation with Mary Ann Dolehanty, the director of Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy's Air Quality Division

11 MINJUN 17
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Issues Of The Environment: Air Quality In Southeast Michigan

Issues Of The Environment: Lack Of Can & Bottle Returns During Pandemic May Lead To Price Increases

When COVID-19 hit, Michigan almost immediately halted can and bottle returns. Not only has it had an impact on local grocers and big box chain stores, it has affected recycling waste management and the companies that make cans and bottles. Returns are now allowed again, but the ripple effect may last a while. WEMU's David Fair has a conversation with Scott Breen, vice president of sustainability for the Can Manfacturers Institute, about the potential impact this will have on our environment and

10 MINJUN 10
Comments
Issues Of The Environment: Lack Of Can & Bottle Returns During Pandemic May Lead To Price Increases

Issues Of The Environment: Prioritizing Urban Planning In Combatting Impacts Of Climate Change

Climate change has brought more frequent incidents of heavy rains and flooding. Old and poorly maintained infrastructure is at risk as water levels rise, and we saw that play out in Midland where two dams broke and forced evacuation of 11,000 people. On "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair catches up with U of M professor of urban and regional planning Dr. Richard Norton. Together they explore what to consider about the aging dams in Michigan and how proper development planning in the

10 MINJUN 3
Comments
Issues Of The Environment: Prioritizing Urban Planning In Combatting Impacts Of Climate Change

Issues Of The Environment: Coronavirus Just One Of Many Illnesses Spread From Animals To Humans

The coronavirus pandemic is ongoing and will be for some time to come. But it is not the only zoonoses we are dealing with globally or locally. Zoonoses are illnesses spread from animals to humans. In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair discusses these infectious diseases with Dr. Joseph Eisenberg, chair and professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health.

11 MINMAY 20
Comments
Issues Of The Environment: Coronavirus Just One Of Many Illnesses Spread From Animals To Humans

Latest Episodes

Issues Of The Environment: Firefighting Under New Michigan Regulations On PFAS

New state regulations will change the way some firefighting operations are conducted in Michigan. Firefighting foams can contain high levels of PFAS. Those forever chemicals are not only detrimental to the environment but also to human health. Jeff Roberts is chief of the Wixom Fire Department and president of the Michigan Fire Chiefs Association . He joined 89.1 WEMU’s David Fair to discuss the new regulations and their impacts on training, operations, and safety.

11 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Issues Of The Environment: Firefighting Under New Michigan Regulations On PFAS

Issues Of The Environment: Border-To-Border Trail Progressing In Washtenaw County

Throughout the pandemic, more people are utilizing the outdoors for a sense of balance and peace. On "Issues of the Environment" this week, WEMU’s David Fair caught up with Park Planner and Landscape Architect Peter Sanderson for a look at how the Border-to-Border Trail in Washtenaw County is expanding, improving and, creating even more accessibility to hiking and biking.

11 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Issues Of The Environment: Border-To-Border Trail Progressing In Washtenaw County

Issues Of The Environment: Connections Between Climate Crisis, COVID-19, And Systemic Racism

On its surface, there may not appear to be many connections between the coronavirus pandemic and the climate change crisis. You don’t, however, have to dig very deep to find the parallels and the impacts on people of color. Dr. Marie O‘Neill is a Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and Epidemiology at the University of Michigan, and her work has put her in the path of that intersection. Dr. O’Neill joined WEMU’s David Fair this week to help connect the dots on this week’s "Issues of the

11 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Issues Of The Environment: Connections Between Climate Crisis, COVID-19, And Systemic Racism

Issues Of The Environment: Ann Arbor’s Ambitious Plan For Carbon Neutrality By 2030

Despite this year's focus on the coronavirus pandemic and racial unrest, climate change remains a great threat to the world. This past June, Ann Arbor city officials took a major step in fighting this crisis by approving the "A2 Zero Carbon Neutrality Plan." The overall goal is for the city of Ann Arbor to completely eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2030. Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor details the plan further in a conversation with WEMU's David Fair for this week's "Issues of

9 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Issues Of The Environment: Ann Arbor’s Ambitious Plan For Carbon Neutrality By 2030

Issues Of The Environment: Accountability And Environmental Injustice

In 2019, a pair of state lawmakers introduced companion bills that would create environmental accountability by making polluters responsible for paying for the hazards they create. State Senator Jeff Irwin and State Representative Yousef Rabhi are both Ann Arbor Democrats and have yet to see those measures get consideration in the Republican-led legislature. Now, as we address systemic racism, environmental justice has to be a part of the conversation. Representative Rabhi joined WEMU’s David

11 MINJUL 1
Comments
Issues Of The Environment: Accountability And Environmental Injustice

Issues Of The Environment: Addressing Environmental Racism

Systemic racism touches all aspects of life in America. There is police brutality, economic oppression, lack of access to health care, less opportunity to advance, and not enough political clout to be heard. It’s all connected. Another component is environmental justice, and it contributes to all of the above. In WEMU’s "Issues of the Environment," Michigan Environmental Council engagement director Sandra Turner-Handy explains why this is the time where real progress can be made.

11 MINJUN 24
Comments
Issues Of The Environment: Addressing Environmental Racism

Issues Of The Environment: Air Quality In Southeast Michigan

The COVID-19 shutdown took most people off the road for a couple of months. That did allow for some air quality improvement in Southeast Michigan. However, it wasn't enough to offset the generations of pollution that have resulted in terrible health conditions and outcomes. For this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair has a conversation about this situation with Mary Ann Dolehanty, the director of Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy's Air Quality Division

11 MINJUN 17
Comments
Issues Of The Environment: Air Quality In Southeast Michigan

Issues Of The Environment: Lack Of Can & Bottle Returns During Pandemic May Lead To Price Increases

When COVID-19 hit, Michigan almost immediately halted can and bottle returns. Not only has it had an impact on local grocers and big box chain stores, it has affected recycling waste management and the companies that make cans and bottles. Returns are now allowed again, but the ripple effect may last a while. WEMU's David Fair has a conversation with Scott Breen, vice president of sustainability for the Can Manfacturers Institute, about the potential impact this will have on our environment and

10 MINJUN 10
Comments
Issues Of The Environment: Lack Of Can & Bottle Returns During Pandemic May Lead To Price Increases

Issues Of The Environment: Prioritizing Urban Planning In Combatting Impacts Of Climate Change

Climate change has brought more frequent incidents of heavy rains and flooding. Old and poorly maintained infrastructure is at risk as water levels rise, and we saw that play out in Midland where two dams broke and forced evacuation of 11,000 people. On "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair catches up with U of M professor of urban and regional planning Dr. Richard Norton. Together they explore what to consider about the aging dams in Michigan and how proper development planning in the

10 MINJUN 3
Comments
Issues Of The Environment: Prioritizing Urban Planning In Combatting Impacts Of Climate Change

Issues Of The Environment: Coronavirus Just One Of Many Illnesses Spread From Animals To Humans

The coronavirus pandemic is ongoing and will be for some time to come. But it is not the only zoonoses we are dealing with globally or locally. Zoonoses are illnesses spread from animals to humans. In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair discusses these infectious diseases with Dr. Joseph Eisenberg, chair and professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health.

11 MINMAY 20
Comments
Issues Of The Environment: Coronavirus Just One Of Many Illnesses Spread From Animals To Humans
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