Issues of the Environment

Every Wednesday morning at 6:50 a.m. and 8:50 a.m., Washtenaw County Public Works and the Office of the Water Resources Commissioner introduces a special guest speaker on the "Issues of the Environment" Radio Show, hosted by David Fair on WEMU (89.1 FM). Tune in each week to hear about environmental issues, programs and news impacting our community!

"Issues of the Environment" has been named Best Mini-Documentary or Series by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters!

Join Us

We are always looking for guest speakers to talk about projects and environmental issues relevant to the residents of Washtenaw County. Please contact Mary Lapp if you have ideas for upcoming shows!

  1. 2019
  2. 2018
  3. 2017
12/04/19 Tracking Climate Change Impacts In Michigan With UM's Online Mapping Tool
11/27/19 Veridian At County Farm Project Moving Closer To Reality
11/20/19 The Ongoing Efforts To Monitor And Remediate The Gelman 1,4 Dioxane Plume
11/13/19 A2’s Greenbelt Program -15 Years, 5700 Acres, 54 Farms, And Counting
11/06/19 UM Student Tracks Balloon Debris, Warns Of Ecological Consequences
10/30/19 Protecting Environment And Public Health In A World Of Legal Marijuana
10/23/19 Washtenaw Safe Passage Raises Awareness About Window Danger To Birds
10/09/19 Deadly EEE Virus Cause For Concern In Washtenaw County, Not Alarm
10/02/19 UM Study Shows Plant-Based Burgers Are More Eco-Friendly Than Meat
09/25/19 Sustainability And Leadership At The Detroit Zoo
09/11/19 The Challenges Of Recycling Glass
09/04/19 Climate Change Is Changing Agriculture In Michigan
08/28/19 The 2019 Algae Bloom In Lake Erie Is Massive
08/21/19 Washtenaw Moves On From Herbicides In Controlling Roadside Vegetation
08/14/19 Protecting The Future Of Monarch Butterflies
08/07/19 Ann Arbor Farmers Market Celebrates 100 Years
07/31/19 Water Is Not Only Source Of PFAS, Many Foods Also Harbor Chemicals
07/24/19 U-M Study Shows Delivered Meal Kits Are Greener Than Grocery Shopping
07/17/19 2019 Is Bad Year For Mosquitos, Ticks; Vector Surveillance Keeps Tabs
07/10/19 Slow Food Farming In Washtenaw County - Challenges And Rewards
07/03/19 Sierra Club-Huron Valley Group Works To Expand Ahead of 2020 Elections
06/26/19 Expanding Lake Protections In The Huron River Watershed
06/19/19 Ecology Center In Ann Arbor Celebrates Shutdown Of Detroit Incinerator
06/12/19 Climate Change To Cause More Flooding In The Great Lakes Region
05/29/19 Mitigating Phosphorus Levels In Area Lakes And In The Huron River
05/22/19 Using Rainwater To Build Sustainable Water Systems
05/15/19 A2 Summer Festival Sets 2020 Zero-Waste Goal
05/08/19 The Risks Of Milk Consumption And Other Phthalate Contaminated Products
05/01/19 Underestimated Impacts Of Urbanization On Wild Bees In Washtenaw County
04/24/19 Protecting Washtenaw County's Threatened And Endangered Species
04/17/19 Border-To-Border Trail Adding Several New Passes And Connections In 2019
04/10/19 Past And Future Impacts Of The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
04/03/19 New NRDC Report Predicts Dire Public Health Outcomes From Climate Change
03/27/19 The Huron River, PFAS Contamination, And You
03/06/19 New ‘Polluter Pay’ Bills Introduced In Lansing
02/27/19 Ann Arbor Looks To Stockpile Potassium Iodide In Case Of Fermi 2 Crisis
02/20/19 EMU Professor Publishes Book On Managing Toxic Chemical Exposures
02/13/19 The Poles Are Warming, So Why Is It So Cold In Washtenaw County?
02/06/19 National Climate Assessment Warns Of Problems Caused by Climate Change
01/30/19 Food Recalls Are Increasing And There Are Ways To Stay Safe
01/23/19 Major Automakers Committing To Electric And Automated Vehicles
01/16/19 Lame Duck Bill May Lead To Challenges In Protecting Michigan’s Water
01/09/19 Ann Arbor Moves Forward In Addressing PFAS Chemicals In Drinking Water
01/02/19 New Year's Resolutions On Hazardous Chemicals