Great Lakes Echo http://wkar.org en The other greenhouse gas, how farming impacts nitrous oxide levels http://wkar.org/post/other-greenhouse-gas-how-farming-impacts-nitrous-oxide-levels <p></p><p></p><p>Most people are aware of the “sexy” greenhouse gas CO-2. Fewer know of its co-culprit nitrous oxide. The third-largest greenhouse gas, after carbon dioxide and methane, nitrous oxide is released in soil during a natural process. However, the increased use of nitrogen fertilizer in agriculture has resulted in a rise of nitrous oxide emissions. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:06:44 +0000 Emanuele Berry & Mark Bashore 55332 at http://wkar.org The other greenhouse gas, how farming impacts nitrous oxide levels Michigan peaches, wine grapes take hit in brutal winter http://wkar.org/post/michigan-peaches-wine-grapes-take-hit-brutal-winter <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-9c33dc30-418c-4150-abb1-62d3e54690b0" style="font-size:16px;font-family:Georgia;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The sun may be shining and the snow may be melting, but the effects of this year’s harsh winter are still lingering. The ice and cold of the season damaged some of Michigan’s fruit trees. </span> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:00:10 +0000 Emanuele Berry 51849 at http://wkar.org Michigan peaches, wine grapes take hit in brutal winter Great Lakes Month in Review: Tar sands, Great Lakes Day, water retail http://wkar.org/post/great-lakes-month-review-tar-sands-great-lakes-day-water-retail <p></p><p><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Georgia;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">At the end of each month on <em>Current State,</em> we check in with <span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Georgia;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Great Lakes commentator and journalist</span> <a href="http://greatlakesecho.org/author/garywilson/">Gary Wilson</a> for updates on environmental stories from around the Basin.</span> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:24:28 +0000 Emanuele Berry 51173 at http://wkar.org Great Lakes Month in Review: Tar sands, Great Lakes Day, water retail Grass carp, the overlooked Asian carp http://wkar.org/post/grass-carp-overlooked-asian-carp <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-125c9c06-d54b-e5da-0665-59b7c79d51c5" style="font-size:16px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Most people have heard about Asian Carp and the threat they pose to the Great Lakes. However, many don't understand what the label Asian carp means. There are many types of fish that fall under the Asian carp umbrella, each bringing their own unique peril to the Great Lakes basin. One type of Asian carp that is overlooked and underestimated is the grass carp.</span> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:19:09 +0000 Current State 50829 at http://wkar.org Grass carp, the overlooked Asian carp Exploring the magic of the Great Lakes through personal stories http://wkar.org/post/exploring-magic-great-lakes-through-personal-stories <p><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Georgia;color:#373737;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Most people who live in the Mitten State have fond memories of time spent at one of the Great Lakes. Those memories are what fuel <a href="http://www.thegreatlakesbookproject.com/">The Great Lakes Book Project</a>. The book captures over 20 personal stories about life along the shoreline, exploring&nbsp;the</span><span style="color: rgb(55, 55, 55); font-family: Georgia; font-size: 16.363636016845703px; line-height: 29.09090805053711px;">&nbsp;powerful bond people across the region and the world have with the Great Lakes.&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Current State's</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Emanuele<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Berry speaks with </span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia; color: rgb(55, 55, 55); vertical-align: baseline;">the books publisher and editor <a href="http://www.walterblakeknoblock.com/">Walter Blake Knoblock</a>.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 18:39:17 +0000 Current State 50158 at http://wkar.org Exploring the magic of the Great Lakes through personal stories Great Lakes Month in Review: Algae blooms and Gov. Snyder's record http://wkar.org/post/great-lakes-month-review-algae-blooms-and-gov-snyders-record <p></p><p></p><p><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">At the end of each month we check in with Great Lakes commentator and journalist <a href="http://greatlakesecho.org/author/garywilson/">Gary Wilson</a> for updates on environmental stories from around the basin. </span><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">For today’s <em>Great Lakes Month in Review</em>, we’re focusing on Governor Snyder’s environmental efforts and algae blooms</span><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">.</span><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> </span></p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 18:01:02 +0000 Current State 49864 at http://wkar.org Great Lakes Month in Review: Algae blooms and Gov. Snyder's record Great Lakes Month in Review: Ice cover, Asian carp and Federal funding http://wkar.org/post/great-lakes-month-review-ice-cover-asian-carp-and-federal-funding <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>At the end of each month, we check in with <a href="http://greatlakesecho.org/">Great Lakes</a> commentator and journalist Gary Wilson for updates on environmental stories from around the basin. For the January 2014 Great Lakes Month in Review, we’re focusing on ice cover and Asian carp fatigue. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 18:47:45 +0000 Current State 48546 at http://wkar.org Great Lakes Month in Review: Ice cover, Asian carp and Federal funding Study: U.S. water infrastructure loses billions of gallons daily http://wkar.org/post/study-us-water-infrastructure-loses-billions-gallons-daily <p></p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:13:51 +0000 Current State 47949 at http://wkar.org Current State #212 | December 3, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-212-december-3-2013 <p></p><p>Today on <em>Current State</em>: former LSJ executive Mickey Hirten joins City Pulse&nbsp;<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;">as editorial director; tar sands shipping in the Great Lakes region; and a new Broad Art Museum exhibit pays homage to a Lansing-born visionary architect.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 18:32:59 +0000 Current State 46129 at http://wkar.org Report: Great Lakes ill-equipped to ship tar sands safely http://wkar.org/post/report-great-lakes-ill-equipped-ship-tar-sands-safely <p></p><p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Recently, the EPA denied Enbridge’s request to extend the deadline for dredging sections of the Kalamazoo River. Enbridge is still trying to clean up the remaining tar sands crude oil in the Kalamazoo watershed from the spill three years ago.</span></p><p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 18:22:23 +0000 Current State 46122 at http://wkar.org Report: Great Lakes ill-equipped to ship tar sands safely Great Lakes Month in Review: Asian carp and petcoke http://wkar.org/post/great-lakes-month-review-asian-carp-and-petcoke <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">We check in monthly with Great Lakes commentator and journalist </span><a href="http://greatlakesecho.org/2013/11/22/the-great-lakes-sisyphean-problem/" style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Gary Wilson</a><span id="docs-internal-guid-24867ae7-9518-6c4c-47c9-761f18a003c4"> for updates on environmental stories from around the basin. <span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">For today’s Great Lakes Month in Review, we’re focusing on petcoke piles and Asian carp. </span></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 18:49:14 +0000 Current State 45833 at http://wkar.org Great Lakes Month in Review: Asian carp and petcoke Great Lakes Month in Review: commission urges action on algae blooms http://wkar.org/post/great-lakes-month-review-commission-urges-action-algae-blooms <p></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">This week we start our segment <em>Great Lakes Month in Review</em>. We'll take time each month to recap environmental news from around the Great Lakes Basin with Chicago-based commentator and journalist <a href="http://greatlakesecho.org/?s=gary+wilson&amp;x=0&amp;y=0">Gary Wilson</a>.</span> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 16:45:38 +0000 Current State 42786 at http://wkar.org Great Lakes Month in Review: commission urges action on algae blooms Detroit's Water Renaissance: Rediscovering Detroit's lost waterways http://wkar.org/post/detroits-water-renaissance-rediscovering-detroits-lost-waterways <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Water attracted the early settlers of Detroit and water fueled its growth. Now it’s an important asset to the city’s recovery.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Join us over these next five weeks, as our regular Tuesday Knight segment will explore the challenges and opportunities associated with Detroit’s waterfront through our series "Detroit's Water Renaissance.</span>"</p><p>Our first story goes back to the days before industrialization, when the city of Detroit was a maze of fresh waterways.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:37:33 +0000 Current State 41362 at http://wkar.org Detroit's Water Renaissance: Rediscovering Detroit's lost waterways