Michigan environment

Fenner prairie photo
April Van Buren / WKAR

Current State takes a tour of Fenner Nature Center's recent restoration of 19 acres of prairie land right in the middle of Lansing with the organization's executive director, Liz Roxberry.


Spruce budworm moth photo
entomart / Wikimedia Commons

It’s been about 30 years since Michigan saw an outbreak of spruce budworm, but the little insects are now back in a big way. Current State talks with Bob Heyd, forest health specialist with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources about what that means for the state’s trees.


smokestacks photo
Quinn Dombrowski / flickr creative commons

Environmental groups in Michigan are expressing pleasure with the EPA's new Clean Power Plan. Others, though, have their doubts. Current State talks with Andy Such of the Michigan Manufacturers Association and Frank Macchiarolo of America's Natural Gas Alliance.


John Hartig photo
Tina Shaw / flickr - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

When you think of wildlife refuges, Detroit probably isn’t the first place that pops to mind. But conservation scientists are paying increasing attention to the potential of urban spaces. Current State’s April Van Buren talks with John H. Hartig, who manages the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, about his new book “Bringing Conservation to Cities.”


Jeff Andresen photo
Courtesy MSU Today

"Greening of the Great Lakes" host Kirk Heinze talks with state Climatologist Jeff Andresen at the Michigan Sustainability Conference.


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