natural resources defense council http://michiganradio.org en Report finds Michigan is in the top ten for smoke from wildfires http://michiganradio.org/post/report-finds-michigan-top-ten-smoke-wildfires <p>Michigan may not have a big problem with wild fires, but <a href="http://www.nrdc.org/health/impacts-of-wildfire-smoke/files/wildfire-smoke-IB.pdf">a new report</a> claims Michigan does have a major problem with wildfire smoke.</p><p>The Natural Resources Defense Council is out with a report ranking Michigan seventh on a list of states with the most days with wildfire smoke in the air.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 17:22:30 +0000 Steve Carmody 14995 at http://michiganradio.org Report finds Michigan is in the top ten for smoke from wildfires 8 breweries in Michigan take ‘clean water pledge’ http://michiganradio.org/post/8-breweries-michigan-take-clean-water-pledge <p>The Natural Resources Defense Council has recruited eight craft breweries in Michigan for a new campaign to promote clean water by supporting strengthening federal regulations like the Clean Water Act.</p><p>“When you talk about beer you have to talk about water,” said Jason Spaulding, co-owner of Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids. “It’s not as sexy as talking about malt or hops or things like that.”</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2a5SQMyMNQ&amp;feature=player_embedded</p><p>Spaulding says about 90-percent of beer is made up of water. He says if you want a great locally brewed lager, IPA or pilsner; you need clean water.</p><p>“Doesn’t matter how many hops or how much malt you put in it, if your water is not good your beer is not going to be good,” Spaulding said. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 19:03:36 +0000 Lindsey Smith 12067 at http://michiganradio.org