Environment

File photo of the South Haven lighthouse
WMUK

President Trump’s most recent budget proposal includes big cuts to Great Lakes programs. But Gary Wilson, Contributor to Detroit Public Television’s Great Lakes Bureau says the money is one issue, he says environmental advocates are really worried about regulations and how they are enforced.


Chris Killian / WMUK

West Michigan Congressman Justin Amash says there are serious allegations to be considered, and if some are proven true, they could lead to the impeachment of President Trump. But Amash emphasizes “we’re not there.”


Kalamazoo River - file photo
WMUK

A National Wildlife Federation Pipeline Specialist says an oil spill like one on the Kalamazoo River seven years would be “a Flint-sized disaster” if it happened on the Great Lakes.


Eastern Massasauga Rattle Snake
Ryan Webb / Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

A National Geographic Explorer warns that “If amphibians start to disappear from the landscape then something is wrong.”


Volunteers Needed for Frog Survey

Apr 21, 2017
Jen Tagett / Kalamazoo Nature Center

For the past 20 years, volunteers and biologists have been listening at night. They try to hear the songs of 13 kinds of frogs and toads in Michigan. Wildlife biologist Lori Sargent at the State Department of Natural Resources says the annual amphibian survey is a good way to monitor the environment.

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