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Posts tagged ‘Greening of the Great Lakes’

  Hear the Conversation 9:27 min – 5.4 mb mp3 May brings warmer weather, and that means another season on the water for the Suttons Bay-based Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA). With a mission of “helping people of all ages experience the science and spirit of the Great Lakes through shipboard and on-shore educational programs,” […]

  Hear the Conversation 10:17 min – 5.9 mb mp3 The book, Food Truths from Farm to Table: 25 Surprising Ways to Shop & Eat without Guilt, was a #1 new release by Amazon earlier this year, and its provocative goal is “to serve as a guide for overcoming confusion and reducing guilt” when it […]

  Hear the Conversation 14:57 min – 8.6 mb mp3 “Right now we’re fighting the third battle of Lake Erie,” Dr. Jeffrey Reutter tells Kirk Heinze on Greening of the Great Lakes. “We fought the first battle during the War of 1812. The second battle was during the 1970’s. The Cuyahoga River burned in 1969, […]

  Hear the conversation 11:55 – 6.8 mb mp3 “We care about everything that is outside of earth’s atmosphere – so the entire universe beyond the Earth,” astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson says in describing what astrophysicists do. “And we apply the laws of physics as we come to learn them on Earth to the processes […]

  Hear the conversation 34:14 – 19.6 mb mp3 “Forty-seven years ago, on April 22, 1970, we celebrated the inaugural Earth Day, and the New York Times cover read: “Millions Join Earth Day Observances Across the Nation.” Closing in on five decades later, Earth Day is an international observance and global sustainability issues are constantly […]

  Hear the conversation 15:33 – 9 mb mp3 Back at the helm of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources after a demanding tenure leading the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Director Keith Creagh and I resumed our annual conversation on a variety of salient natural resources-related topics. And as our conversation unfolded, I got […]

  Hear the commentary 1:59 min – 1.2 mb mp3 On this week’s Ag Report on Greening of the Great Lakes, Angel Jenio, communications director for the Michigan Corn Growers Association, discusses the importance of this week’s “National Ag Week” celebration for everyone in Michigan. “For corn farmers and everyone involved in Michigan agriculture, Ag […]

  Hear the conversation 9:51 min – 4.5 mb mp3 “I have the honor of seeing our Flint kids almost every day in clinic, and they’re amazing,” Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha tells Kirk Heinze on Greening of the Great Lakes. “They are smart, they are strong, they are bright, they’re resilient and they’re brave. “They appear […]

  Hear the conversation 10:34 min – 4.8 mb mp3 The proliferation of sub-divisions and multi-acre country homes in the 1980s and 1990s came at the expense of large tracts of rural farmland and open spaces property says Stacy Byers, program director of the Ingham County (MI) Farmland and Open Spaces Preservation Board (FOSP). “These […]

  Hear the conversations 25:21 – 14.5 mb mp3 “We’re about environmental education, action and advocacy,” says Mary Robinson, director of development for the Grand Rapids-based West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC). “We’ve been around for 49 years and have been involved in some of the biggest environmental advocacy movements from saving the dunes to […]

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