Environment Canada is working on new air pollution guidelines for particulate matter. And as the Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Myfanwy Davies reports, the agency wants to have a stricter standard set for Canada than was recently set by the United States:
Michigan’s largest farm organization is supporting legislation to get rid of Tuberculosis-infected deer in the state. According to the Farm Bureau, Michigan is the only Great Lakes state that has TB-infected deer. Farmers are worried that the TB will spread to their livestock. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Michelle Corum reports:
When the season of giving and getting is over, households across the country are left to sort through the empty boxes and wonder how they ever got along without their new toys. But Great Lakes Radio Consortium commentator, Julia King, worries what all those new toys really mean-for our daily lives, for our fellow humans and for the planet:
Researchers at the Cincinnati Zoo have reached a breakthrough in the fight to save a highly-endangered species of rhinoceros. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Steve Hirschberg explains:
Mike Evers and a Golden Labrador-Retriever named Sky are always on the hunt. They’re hunting for people, fish, deer and black beer. They’re one of the three Labrador-Retriever canine units with Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources. Evers and Sky work throughout Southern Ontario. They help conservation officers catch poachers. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Myfanwy Davies joined them on a recent hunt:
It’s not news that Americans are obsessed with weight. And anytime a new product comes along, promising to take off pounds with little effort, chances are, it’s going to make money. And just such a product has hit the store shelves. But it’s not for people. It’s for pets. And it made the Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Wendy Nelson wonder: How far are we willing to go to get our animals slim and trim?