Q-90.1's The Environment Report



Jeff Kart, a.k.a. "Mr. Great Lakes," hosts Q-90.1 FM's weekly look at environmental issues.


  • Michigan Eclipse Hot Spots, Earth Day Action Expo

    05/04/2024 Duração: 02min

    Where to see the partial eclipse in Michigan and an upcoming Earth Day Action Expo. For more, visit https://mrgreatlakes.com/

  • 3/29/24 - Michigan Has Funding for Home Energy Rebates and Renewable Energy Planning

    29/03/2024 Duração: 02min

    Through April 24, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy is hosting listening sessions to prepare for federal home energy rebate funding. Michigan is receiving $2 million to help local governments and communities plan for large-scale renewable energy and energy storage projects. For more, visit https://mrgreatlakes.com/

  • 3/22/24 - World Water Day Microfibers, Lower Water Levels

    25/03/2024 Duração: 03min

    Environmental groups are pushing for efforts to protect the Great Lakes and drinking water from microplastics. A nonprofit is looking for Coast Watchers and Piping Plover Monitors. Great Lakes water levels are expected to be lower than last year for the upcoming boating and beach season. For more: https://mrgreatlakes.com/

  • Pushing Invasive Carp and Great Lakes Forecasts

    15/03/2024 Duração: 03min

    Invasive carp would be turned into food for people and farmed animals under a new partnership between the World Wildlife Fund and Freshwater Select. Federal funding aims to improve water level forecasts for the Great Lakes, with the ability to predict levels up to a year in advance. For more, visit https://mrgreatlakes.com/

  • Lake Huron Research Advances, Park Comments Needed, Solar and Battery Storage Reigns

    05/03/2024 Duração: 03min

    Saginaw Valley State University is moving ahead with plans for a Lake Huron Environmental Research Station. A conservation group is looking for input on plans for a park in Rose City. Where is most new electricity coming from? Solar and battery storage. For more, visit https://mrgreatlakes.com/

  • 2/9/24 - Clean Energy Comments, Clean Water Grants, and Great Lakes ReNEW

    09/02/2024 Duração: 03min

    What’s in store for Michigan under the clean energy package signed into law late last year? Almost $66 million in Clean Water grants will go to Michigan communities to upgrade water infrastructure. Have you heard about Great Lakes ReNEW? For more, visit https://mrgreatlakes.com/

  • World Wetlands Day in Saginaw Bay, Nature Preserve in Midland

    02/02/2024 Duração: 03min

    February 2 is World Wetlands Day, Midland County’s newest nature preserve just got a boost. For more, visit https://mrgreatlakes.com/

  • 1/26/24 - More PFAS Groundwater Treatment, Less Great Lakes Ice

    26/01/2024 Duração: 03min

    The U.S. Department of Defense will install two more groundwater treatment systems in Oscoda to address PFAS contamination. The federal National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently summarized data about low ice coverage on the Great Lakes. For more, visit https://mrgreatlakes.com/

  • Solar Growth in U.S. and Michigan, Nutrient Monitoring in Saginaw Bay

    19/01/2024 Duração: 03min

    More solar is on the way; in Michigan, increases in solar power generation will be driven in part by new state laws as recommended in a MI Healthy Climate Plan; and a recently released Michigan State of the Great Lakes 2023 Report says the latest management plan for Lake Huron identifies more than 50 actions to help protect and restore the lake. For more information, visit https://mrgreatlakes.com/

  • New Lake Huron Research Station, Grants for Electrification and Fellowship Information

    19/01/2024 Duração: 03min

    Saginaw Valley State University will construct an environmental research station near Lake Huron, more than $20 million will be granted for renewable energy and electrification projects in Michigan, and it’s not too soon for college students to make summer plans. For more, visit https://mrgreatlakes.com/

  • Restoring Wetlands, Conserving Water, and Counting Birds

    21/12/2023 Duração: 03min

    Local municipalities and private landowners are being sought as part of a $4 million initiative to restore wetlands. The nonprofit Alliance for Water Efficiency in Chicago will research conservation best management practices for the state of Michigan. For the 124th year, the National Audubon Society is organizing the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count. For more, visit https://mrgreatlakes.com/

  • Ballast Management in Lakers and AI in Recycling Carts

    15/12/2023 Duração: 03min

    An environmental group called the Alliance for the Great Lakes is urging people to comment on a federal proposal for “new lakers.” Artificial intelligence will be checking out curbside recycling containers in Bay City. For more, visit https://mrgreatlakes.com/

  • Carbon-Free Energy by 2040, Native Seeds, Bats

    04/12/2023 Duração: 03min

    Michigan will require utility providers to be carbon-free by 2040, landscape enhancement and restoration efforts are underway at area nature reserves, and learn about building bat houses. For more, visit https://mrgreatlakes.com/

  • Pure Winter, Climate Assessment, Wild Turkeys

    04/12/2023 Duração: 03min

    The official start of winter is less than a month away, a climate change report details harmful impacts on regions across the United States, and wild turkeys are thriving again in Michigan thanks to conservation efforts. For more, visit https://mrgreatlakes.com/

  • Clean Energy Hubbub, Lake Huron Contaminants, Saginaw River Bridge

    14/11/2023 Duração: 03min

    There’s a lot of hubbub about a Clean Energy Future Plan passed last week by the Michigan Legislature. If you want to learn more about chemical contaminants in Lake Huron, check out an upcoming event. There’s a notice out about the upcoming construction of a new Lafayette Street Bridge over the Saginaw River in Bay City. For more, visit https://mrgreatlakes.com/

  • 11/3/23 - Shrinking Energy, Camping, and Trees

    03/11/2023 Duração: 03min

    Energy Waste Reduction programs in Michigan saved electricity and natural gas in 2022. Starting this month, you won’t be able to reserve camping and cabins as early in Michigan state parks. The invasive emerald ash borer is jeopardizing the entire native range of black ash trees in the United States and Canada. For more, visit https://mrgreatlakes.com/

  • 10/27/23 - Michigan Tops for Clean Energy Jobs

    27/10/2023 Duração: 03min

    Michigan leads the Midwest in clean energy workers, well water testing kits sold out, and Consumers Energy is getting federal money to strengthen Michigan's electric grid. For more, visit https://mrgreatlakes.com/

  • 10/20/23 - Scary Climate Change, Green Events

    27/10/2023 Duração: 03min

    Terrifying facts about climate change, how to make your events green, and how pollution cleanup increases property values. For more, visit https://mrgreatlakes.com/

  • 10/13/23 - Mega Solar Array Replacing Bay County Coal Plants

    13/10/2023 Duração: 03min

    Consumers Energy says it’s building an 85-megawatt solar array at two former coal-fired power units that closed earlier this year along Saginaw Bay. The Resilient Coastal Projects Initiative is expanding to the Lake Huron shoreline. Middle and high school educators also are encouraged to apply for grants for Teaching Great Lakes Literacy. For more, visit https://mrgreatlakes.com/

  • 10/6/23 - Invasive Hydrilla Detected, Leaving Leaves Suggested

    06/10/2023 Duração: 03min

    One of the world’s most invasive aquatic plants was found in Michigan waters for the first time. The state is seeking recommendations for 2024 water monitoring locations. And a report by the National Wildlife Federation says to "leave the leaves." For more, visit https://mrgreatlakes.com/

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