Category Archives: Environment

Unmanned research helicopter lands in CMU


Heumann and the the six-foot-long research helicopter

Heumann and the the six-foot-long research helicopter


It’s a bird, it’s a plane; no, it’s a helicopter. An unmanned helicopter has found its way to CMU this week and it’s not an ordinary type of helicopter.
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Methamphetamines creating craze in Chippewa County

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An inexpensive and highly addictive drug is continuing to impact many parts of rural Michigan. Law enforcement officials in one Upper Peninsula county are fighting back.
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Michigan aquaculture poised for growth

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Most people who live in Michigan recognize the value of the Great Lakes. They bring in tourists, support commercial fisheries and provide fresh drinking water.

Now, some entrepreneurs would like to use the lakes to break into the seafood market. Read more

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New forest fire station to be built in Michigan


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The state of Michigan is building a new facility to store wildfire fighting equipment.
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SVSU Prof receives grant to study insects


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A Saginaw Valley State University Professor has received a research grant for his work to discover new species of insects in Michigan.
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Be prepared to protect your landscape this winter

Snowy TreesAutumn leaves are off the trees in many areas leaving behind trees that are vulnerable to the upcoming winter . Arborists say now is the perfect time for property owners to consider tree protection.

Winter is known for being a season of severe weather. Trees can be damaged by windstorms, lightning, ice and snow. Arborists say homeowners should know in advance how their trees will handle winter weather.

Ben Veling, master arborist with Timberwolf Tree Care, said a few tree species such as Chinese elm, silver maple and some poplars, have brittle wood that is easily broken and can cause serious damage.
“The best thing people can do is to be active with their trees, is to have an interaction. Have a baseline, understand what the potential risks might be, some species are more prone to failure than others, and some have characteristic growth that is more likely to fail in storms or ice buildup than other trees. So having a good discussion with your arborist would be a great way to start, another thing to do is keep up on the maintenance.”

According to Veling, it’s essential to pay attention to a tree’s weakness because the stability and integrity will decrease over time as it ages.

In the interest of full disclosure, Timberwolf Tree Care is an underwriter of CMU Public Radio. To find an arborist near you click here

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Dow helps make 2014 Olympic History.

Sochi, RussiaDow Chemical and International specialists are making history at the 2014 Olympic games this year in Sochi, Russia.
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CMU-led research team discovers Middle Cambrian species in Antarctica

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Acorn Worm

A group of researchers led by Central Michigan University biology professor Andrew Mahon discovered a species of Marine invertebrate fossils in Antarctic waters
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New Report says Climate Change impacts Michigan Big Game

Buck in the BrushA new report from the National Wildlife Federation says climate change is having an impact on Michigan big game.
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A new aquatic invasive plant reaches Michigan waters

Michigan Frog-bit courtesy of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Michigan Frog-bit courtesy of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

An aquatic invasive plant that has been reported in Ontario, New York, Vermont and other eastern states, has reached Michigan.
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