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"We really do see it as a fundamental partnership with our shared mission of providing the best information and quality dialogue on important issues through the catchment area of the Great Lakes.
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The data predicts that this summer will be warmer than normal, Andresen says, but the amount of precipitation cannot be predicted. Many are concerned that another summer drought will occur, which he says is possible, but very unlikely.
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Dozens of leading scientists advise Sinclair, he says, and have began inviting him to join their international research and data-gathering explorations. "They know that they're challenged by communication," he says, "and they know that's a skillset that just a lot of them don't have."
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Celebrating its 75th anniversary, she says, the MUCC unites citizens to conserve, protect and enhance our natural resources through communication, education and advocacy. "We really want to protect peoples' rights to hunt and trap, we want to engage people," McDonough says, "and we want to help people foster a stewardship ethic."
MSU president Lou Anna K. Simon: MSU has always been green (part 2)
- President Simon talks with Kirk Heinze on WJR
Michigan State University president Lou Anna Simon talks with Kirk Heinze about the environmental initiatives the university.
Kicking off this fall, MSU’s specialization in sustainability studies will bring together students from various majors and backgrounds.
“We don’t see sustainability as a separate set of skills that you put as a separate major,” Simon says. “But if we can grow the number of students who understand these issues at a very complex level and then can use their deep content knowledge to be able to think about those issues in their employment context and in their community, we believe they have a better chance of finding those complex solutions.”
Simon says she thinks the program will be successful and is needed to maintain environmental health for generations to come.
“Part of what we have done in all of our programs is try to imbue cutting edge science and to put that in the context of how best to implement public policy and you have to put the two of those together in order to address sustainability,” Simon says.
Click on the arrow above to hear part two of Simon’s August 13 Greening of the Great Lakes conversation. Greening of the Great Lakes airs every Friday at 7 p.m. on News/Talk 760 WJR.
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