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Michigan bird owners need to act now to help reduce the spread of HPAI: highly pathogenic avian influenza.With the current avian influenza outbreak, you may want to remove your bird feeders altogether. This will help keep the disease from spreading, and also keep wild turkeys at bay.State of the Bay 2022, "the premier conference for Saginaw Bay," i…
Spring is when the Big Dipper climbs high into the north, making it an excellent guidepost in the sky. Look for the three stars in the handle of the Big Dipper and you’ll notice they form a curve or arc in the sky, the "Arc to Arcturus."โดย Delta College Public Radio
Mercury, the closest planet to the sun, is notoriously difficult to see. We only have a chance to see it three or four times a year and one of those opportunities is right now.โดย Delta College Public Radio
For me, one of the great thrills of smaller filmmaking is seeing the ingenuity and invention that often comes from less money and no studio oversight. A great example of this is 2019's The Vast of Night.โดย Delta College Public Radio
This year, International Dark Sky Week begins on Earth Day, April 22, and runs through April 30. It’s a chance to celebrate, learn, and experience the beauty of dark skies and the need to preserve it.โดย Delta College Public Radio
Teachers looking for simple ways to introduce youth to Great Lakes topics and hands-on learning opportunities can check out free education resources from the Center for Great Lakes Literacy. The state Department of Natural Resources stocks more than 20 million fish annually, or more than 350 tons.โดย Delta College Public Radio
Huron Pines launches their Protect Wild Places program, upcoming Earth Day events, and the DNR asks the public to report tagged walleye.โดย Delta College Public Radio
Mid-April to mid-May is a good time to see a collection of bright stars in the west called “The Arch of Spring.” Even though they’ve been around all winter, we notice these stars more when they get lower in the sky because they’re closer to the horizon.โดย Delta College Public Radio
Michigan water quality and parks are getting a boost under a new "Building Michigan Together" plan. State officials will be talking fish in Saginaw Bay and Lake Huron at an online event Thursday. Tracking polluters in your community with ECHO Notify.โดย Delta College Public Radio
All this week, the early evening sky is clear of moonlight, which allows us time to explore some of the fainter deep sky objects with binoculars and telescopes. One of the best is the Beehive Star Cluster in Cancer the Crab.โดย Delta College Public Radio
Boaters are encouraged to recycle the shrink wrap used to protect their vessels during the winter. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is highlighting cleanup projects under the federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Organizers say a new Saginaw Valley program has the potential to create a market for certified “sustainably-rais…
With binoculars, look for the large, almost perfectly round maria a little to the upper right of the center of the moon. This is the Sea of Serenity, measuring in at over 400 miles across.โดย Delta College Public Radio
The gypsy moth is now the spongy moth. The Michigan Clean Water Corps is accepting enrollments for the 2022 Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program season. The State of the Great Lakes is... busy, officials say.โดย Delta College Public Radio
Northern Michigan high school students are getting national recognition for a green infrastructure project. The latest online story map from Michigan EGLE looks at the state's monitoring program for rivers and streams. The Arenac Conservation District will hold a fruit tree care workshop March 12.โดย Delta College Public Radio
About 90 minutes after sunset, look high in the south for the three stars in a line that make up Orion’s Belt. Underneath Orion is a faint trapezoid of stars that make up the body of Lepus the Hare.โดย Delta College Public Radio
About two hours after sunset, look high in the south for the constellation of Orion the Hunter. Orion’s Belt can help you find the three bright stars of the Winter Triangle.โดย Delta College Public Radio
Corn-based ethanol may be worse for the climate than gasoline. New research launched to protect the Great Lakes includes work by Central Michigan University and a project in Saginaw Bay. Ice shanties in the northern Lower Peninsula must be removed by midnight, Tuesday, March 15.โดย Delta College Public Radio
The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary hosts its 10th annual film festival, the 2022 Spring Invasive Species Summit is planned for Saturday, March 19, and some Saginaw Valley farmers were honored as Soil Health Heroes by The Nature Conservancy.โดย Delta College Public Radio
About two hours after sunset, look halfway up the eastern sky for two bright stars that are relatively close to one another. These are Pollux and Castor, the heads of Gemini the Twins.โดย Delta College Public Radio
A contaminated Bay City site will be redeveloped with help from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. An update on the state’s response to PFAS contamination in Oscoda is planned for March 2. Among those weighing on a MI Healthy Climate Plan is an organization called Greenlink.โดย Delta College Public Radio
With the bright moon now out of the sky, it’s a perfect time to look for one of the season’s best deep sky objects – The Great Orion Nebula. About two hours after sunset, look about a third of the way up the southeast sky for Orion’s Belt, a line of three bright stars.โดย Delta College Public Radio
Of all the things that move among the stars, earth orbiting satellites can be quite common to see. During the few hours after sunset or before sunrise, literally dozens of satellites can be seen as faint slow moving dots.โดย Delta College Public Radio
Electric rates are going up for Consumers Energy customers, calling all college students interested in environmental protection, and the Great Lakes Protection Fund has a call for projects out now.โดย Delta College Public Radio
All this week, the sunlit side of the moon will seem to grow as the moon rises later each night. This period between First Quarter and Full is called the Waxing Gibbous Moon.โดย Delta College Public Radio
About two hours after sunset, look about a third of the way up the eastern sky for the orange star Aldebaran. To the Greeks, Aldebaran was the fiery eye of Taurus the Bull.โดย Delta College Public Radio
The National Audubon Society is conducting its Christmas Bird Count, a long-term study published this year found the deep waters of the Great lakes are warming.โดย Delta College Public Radio
A new research project examines fish movement in Saginaw Bay, $1.7 million have been approved for a Lake Huron coastal preserve, and a grant has been recommended for a Kawkawlin River access project.โดย Delta College Public Radio
During the week of December 13, the phase of the moon grows larger and brighter as it moves from First Quarter toward Full. We call this period the “waxing moon” as if we were “waxing” on more surface to the illuminated side.โดย Delta College Public Radio
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