pesticides http://michiganradio.org en Gardeners beware: Study shows harmful pesticide in garden store plants http://michiganradio.org/post/gardeners-beware-study-shows-harmful-pesticide-garden-store-plants <p>A Michigan environmental group says gardeners should be careful when buying plants – they may be inadvertently harming bees.</p><p>The Ann Arbor-based Ecology Center was part of a <a href="http://www.foe.org/news/archives/gardeners-beware">study looking at the pesticide content in plants</a> bought from major home and garden stores in 18 cities across North America.</p><p>Of four plants purchased at a metro Detroit Home Depot, two tested positive for neonicotinoids, a class of pesticides known to be toxic to bees.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:38:00 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 18176 at http://michiganradio.org Gardeners beware: Study shows harmful pesticide in garden store plants Ospreys make a comeback in southern Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/ospreys-make-comeback-southern-michigan <p>Everyone loves a comeback story, and this is a good one. Just 13 years ago, there was only one osprey nest in southern Michigan. Today, there are at least 49.</p><p>The large raptor, known as the &ldquo;fish hawk,&rdquo; began disappearing from the Great Lakes region in step with increasing use of DDT and other pesticides. Scientists have found that these chemicals cause thinning in osprey eggshells.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 15:55:51 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 8226 at http://michiganradio.org Ospreys make a comeback in southern Michigan Lice boutique tackles parasites (audio slideshow) http://michiganradio.org/post/lice-boutique-tackles-parasites-audio-slideshow <p>It's something a lot of parents dread. Lice in your kid's hair.</p><p>Pesticides in shampoo form is one way to tackle the problem, but some people go pesticide-free.</p><p>Kyle Norris filed a report on <a href="http://www.rapunzelslice.com/">Rapunzel's Lice Boutique</a> in Ann Arbor for the <a href="http://environmentreport.org/show.php?showID=490">Environment Report</a>. I tagged along with her with a camera when she visited a family getting a treatment and we put together this slide show:</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSGvKprJMhU Tue, 14 Dec 2010 17:13:04 +0000 Mark Brush 579 at http://michiganradio.org Lice boutique tackles parasites (audio slideshow)