Tag Archives: Water

GIS in the Environmental Field

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Join us on It’s Hot in Here this week to hear about GIS (Geographic Information System) applications in the Environmental Field — Mark Yoders from Quantum Spatial Inc. shared with us details on a variety of GIS projects involving the environment and David Betcher shared specifics on his work with the Great Lakes Communication. We also discussed different GIS technologies, including 3D LiDAR and photogrammetric point clouds, as well as thermal and infrared imagery. All these technologies have revolutionized the ease and precision of large-scale environmental assessments and monitoring, but still rely on field data for verification and expertise across fields to interpret.

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Protecting Michigan Water

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Water conservation is the focus of this week’s show as we discussed conservation efforts in the White Lake area, invasive species and their effect on the local food supply, regulating levels of harmful chemicals like PCBs in the Great Lakes, the spotted gar, and more!

For more information about the dark past and revival of the White Lake watershed, go to:
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140626/METRO06/306260001

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Climate Change in 2014, Tu B’shevat, and SNRE’s Food Olympics

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On this week’s show, we discussed current environmental news, climate change with Alexandra (Lexi) Brewer (MS ’15), Tu B’shevat (Birthday of Trees) with Nick Bruscatto (MS ’16), and the SNRE Food Olympics with Rebecca Baylor. We also discussed the upcoming and exciting events happening around SNRE and the University of Michigan!

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Urban Ecosystem Health

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Ever wonder where all this newly melting snow is heading?  Whether it’s kosher to dump your paint down the drain? Or, whether there’s a toxic plumb of Dioxane 1,4 heading into the mighty Huron River?  Then listen in!

This week Evan Pratt, Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner, graces the WCBN studios with his water-related (and musical!) expertise.

And, we chair dance to Washtenaw’s own Hullabaloo!

11.22.2010 | Hello Wello

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We’re joined in the studio by Cynthia Koenig of Wello, a social venture com­mitted to bringing safe, potable water to the people who need it most.  Guest co-​​host Emily Plews helps us figure out why grat­i­tude is so healthy and whykeeping your mind from wan­dering keeps you happier.  Plus a call-​​in from Gina, mystery tunes from DJ Local, a full season of food politics, and an all-​​around feel-​​good time — take a listen, why don’t you?

More resources about water from Cynthia:

sarvajal​.com — a quickly-​​scaling water outlet serving India

water​.org — for back­ground info on the growing world water crisis

Follow Wello on Twitter: @wellowater