It’s not unusual for volunteers to help collect data for environmental
studies like frog surveys or bird counts. But there’s another kind of
project going on that studies wildlife in a very different way. The
Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Wendy Nelson reports:
Most people surf the web for things like stock prices, chat rooms and
pornography. But a bird enthusiast in upstate New York is hoping to
catch their attention another way. He’s using a website to share the
birth of baby eagles with the rest of the world. The Great Lakes Radio
Consortium’s Karen Kelly reports.
Lake Superior is home to hundreds of shipwrecks. They’ve been preserved
there for well over a century. And they’re the destination of many
divers, hoping to explore their remains and learn their history.
Now, some of these sunken vessels can be explored without ever getting
wet. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Todd Witter reports:
Before commercial fertilizers…there was manure. It’s a good, cheap way to
add nutrients to soil. And today, it’s enjoying a resurgence in popularity.
But some farmers have more manure than they can use…and some people who
want manure often don’t know where to find it. Now, a project is underway
to unite sellers with buyers…and help the environment. The Great Lakes
Radio Consortium’s Wendy Nelson reports:
The U-S Environmental Protection Agency will soon require some coal-burning power plants to report how much mercury their smokestacks are emitting. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Lester Graham reports that the E-P-A will post the information on the Internet:
For the past four years, scientists have been hard at work around Lake Michigan, taking hundreds of water, sediment, and air samples and analyzing the data. It’s part of a study like no other—the largest of it’s kind. And the results are expected to have world-wide applications. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Wendy Nelson reports:
This weekend (Friday, February 20th-22nd), bird-watchers all across America will get a chance to help make history by joining in the world’s largest bird-watching experiment. Scientists are calling it "The Great Ninety-Eight Backyard Bird Count." The Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Steve Frenkel has the story: