genetics http://michiganradio.org en Southeast Michigan restaurant settles ADA suit http://michiganradio.org/post/southeast-michigan-restaurant-settles-ada-suit <p>A suburban Detroit restaurant is paying a high price for refusing to serve a family of five. The federal government sued .alleging the restaurant violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The incident occurred in 2011.</p><p></p><p>The manager of the Golden Corral in Westland asked a family of five to leave his restaurant after other diners complained about the appearance of the children’s skin.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The family’s four children suffer from a genetic disorder (epidermolysis bullosa) that makes their skin blister.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 08 May 2013 20:20:38 +0000 Steve Carmody 12482 at http://michiganradio.org Southeast Michigan restaurant settles ADA suit Northern Michigan man clones ancient trees http://michiganradio.org/post/northern-michigan-man-clones-ancient-trees <p><em>by Peter Payette for The Environment Report</em></p><p>There&rsquo;s a new book out today about an unusual conservation project based in northern Michigan.&nbsp; For most of the last two decades, a man from Copemish has been cloning old trees around the world.&nbsp; David Milarch believes the genetics of these trees are superior and could be useful in the era of climate change.&nbsp; The author of the book says he might have a point.&nbsp;</p><p>Back in the year 2000, an elm tree not far from David Milarch&rsquo;s home was diagnosed with Dutch elm disease.</p><p>It was not just any elm.</p><p>It was the National Champion American elm at the time. That means it was the largest known elm in the country. Milarch tried to heal the tree with a soil treatment but it died. He did manage to clone the Buckley elm.</p><p>Today at the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, there are about a dozen copies of the tree.</p><p>&quot;Here&rsquo;s the Buckley elm, the greatest elm in America.&nbsp; And it&rsquo;s living on and it can be utilized. That&rsquo;s really what it&rsquo;s all about.&quot;</p><p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 13:00:01 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 7063 at http://michiganradio.org Northern Michigan man clones ancient trees