Environment

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.

NASA/Wikimedia Commons / Wikimedia Commons

Members of the Climate Change Work Group at Western Michigan University say they are concerned about a number of issues with the Trump administration, but climate change is at the top of the list.


Watching Lawn Fertilizer Can Help Great Lakes

Apr 20, 2017
Community Members chat at the Vine Neighborhood Community Garden during a Common Grounds-hosted gardens tour - file photo
Maggie Kane

The Great Lakes have been struggling for years in its battle against phosphorous loading. While experts say much of the phosphorous is coming from farms, there’s plenty the average gardener can do to help keep from adding to the problem. 

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