JUNE 4, 2022
Special Newsletter

Stories provided to City Pulse by Michigan State University journalism students, under the guidance of Pulitzer Prize-winning professor Eric Freedman.

Spooky lakes and beach trash: How a former Michigan teacher and artist won 1.3 million TikTok followers

“Um yes, hello…” says a floating voice in front of an old map of the Great Lakes. MORE

Supply chain slowdown could boost demand for recycle materials

The same supply chain disruptions that slow Michigan manufacturing could help the recycling industry bring in new business. MORE

Small backyard habitats can have high impacts

When you think of a habitat, you might imagine a forest, river or desert. MORE

Ridership, staffing challenges face local bus systems

Ridership on public transit systems plummeted and employees encountered increased mental health problems during the pandemic. Now the state’s local transit agencies report a reversal of the downward ridership trend and say they’ve implemented measures to help employees. We hear from the Michigan Public Transit Association, the Bay Area Transportation Authority in Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties and the Mecosta-Osceola Transit Agency based in Big Rapids MORE

Study finds need for public to see connection between forests, clean drinking water

While forests are known to enhance the water quality of nearby watersheds, oftentimes people don’t recognize a forest’s role in providing clean drinking water, according to a new study from Michigan State University.  MORE

Bullfrogs are my favorite band

Listening to bullfrogs in the summertime is like listening to a chorus of guitars being plucked. MORE

Climate change is buggin’ me. And you

There’s nothing exotic about deer hunting when you live in a mid-Michigan farming community. MORE

Climate change threatens downhill runs and uphill chats

The ski lift is one of the only socially acceptable places to talk to strangers. MORE

Conservation program partnership targets farms in three Michigan watersheds

A recently reinstated agreement between the federal and state governments will help farmers stay eco-friendly at no extra cost, officials say.  MORE

Climate change increases milk production

Rising temperatures from climate change may slightly increase milk production, despite the heat stress on cows, new study says. Dairy cows produce less milk when they get too hot, but hot temperatures do stimulate the growth of plants that cows eat to produce milk. Lost milk production through heat stress can be offset by higher feed production. We hear from MOO-ville Creamery in Barry County and the researchers. MORE

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