Ann Arbor Roads

Hi guys, I was curious what everyone thinks about the current road conditions in Ann Arbor. I am so surprised that I have not seen one city sponsored plow truck plowing the roads or salting them. I find it really ridiculous that I have to basically side step to class so I do not slip and fall. What do you think the city of Ann Arbor should do about this?

Decrease in Hunting hurting Wildlife

Francisco Escolar's picture

In this article by MLive, it talks about the current issue with the decrease in hunting in Michigan. According to the article, "The biggest reason is the impact on state conservation efforts: Hunting and fishing fees account for more than 90% of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ $42 million wildlife conservation budget."

Do you guys believe this an important issue that must be addressed? Is it morally right to hunt for the preservation of other animals? Should we find other alternatives to preserving wildlife? Let me know what you guys think. 

Don’t sweep leaves onto streets, city of Jackson tells residents

This article mentioned how in Michigan, citizens are not allowed to rake their leaves onto the street or they could get fined. This is mainly because leaves in the street can clog drains and damage pavement, overall negatively impacting the environment. Also, Michigan put in $630,000 last month to buy two vacuum trucks and two vacuum trailers for leaf pickup. In order to help preserve the environment, what else needs to be done? Should there be a more harsh punishment for citizens who rake their leaves onto the streets?

The Great Lakes: Drowning in Waste

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Link to media artifact(s) giving background on the issue. Please list the title of the artifact(s) and then make the title(s) a link to the page in the MSC site where the artifact has been posted. You may include media artifacts made by other MSC members, if relevant, even if they are not authors of this proposal.

Ann Arbor Roads

Hi guys, I was curious what everyone thinks about the current road conditions in Ann Arbor. I am so surprised that I have not seen one city sponsored plow truck plowing the roads or salting them. I find it really ridiculous that I have to basically side step to class so I do not slip and fall. What do you think the city of Ann Arbor should do about this?

Decrease in Hunting hurting Wildlife

Francisco Escolar's picture

In this article by MLive, it talks about the current issue with the decrease in hunting in Michigan. According to the article, "The biggest reason is the impact on state conservation efforts: Hunting and fishing fees account for more than 90% of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ $42 million wildlife conservation budget."

Do you guys believe this an important issue that must be addressed? Is it morally right to hunt for the preservation of other animals? Should we find other alternatives to preserving wildlife? Let me know what you guys think. 

Don’t sweep leaves onto streets, city of Jackson tells residents

This article mentioned how in Michigan, citizens are not allowed to rake their leaves onto the street or they could get fined. This is mainly because leaves in the street can clog drains and damage pavement, overall negatively impacting the environment. Also, Michigan put in $630,000 last month to buy two vacuum trucks and two vacuum trailers for leaf pickup. In order to help preserve the environment, what else needs to be done? Should there be a more harsh punishment for citizens who rake their leaves onto the streets?

Ann Arbor Looks To Make Rental Housing "Greener"

Rental properties make up about 55% of Ann Arbor houses, and most of them are not very environmentally friendly. To solve that problem, the Ann Arbor city council has established a new green rental and building efficiency program. This is part of a larger plan to reduce Ann Arbor's carbon output by 90% in the next 30 years. Do you feel this is overly optimistic? What initiatives do you think the council should take in order to fullfill their promises to make Ann Arbor a more sustainable city? Do you think this is a good way for the city to spend taxpayer money?

UMich Power

Recently the Michigan Solar Car team earned 3rd place in an international competition. This is obviously a great accomplishment but also not a surprise, since we are the leaders and the best. Although we take so much pride in our solar car team, the university has been under a lot of scrutinies over their lack of recognition of how much fossil fuels they use. I know that the university has been trying to implement compost bins in housing facilities, but it is more than just that. What initiatives should the school be taking?

‘A lot of prayer going on,’...

‘A lot of prayer going on,’ Lake Michigan homeowner says about bluff erosion

I just found this article that was published yesterday that outlines a specific situation regarding a family losing their home due to erosion that applies to hundreds of thousands of families across Michigan. This really spoke to me because it shows the direct effects that our "removed" actions really have on so many people's lives and the terror that erosion brings. Let me know what you guys think and what we can do to spread the word that this is happening!

Ann Arbor Releases Plan to Combat Deer Overpopulation

Ann Arbor city officials announced an outline of their plan to kill 150 deer this January. The city has been dealing with deer affecting nature in both public and private areas for years. Since 2016, the city-hired hunters have killed 386 deer and have sterilized 78 deer. This policy has been under intense scrutiny, as many see the cull as inhumane. What do you think? 

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The Rover Pipeline

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Infographic, by Jordan Ross and Claire Erwin

This is a media artifact created by MSC participants in 2017, and posted here as an example of how media artifacts should be submitted.

The Great Lakes: Drowning in Waste

PRE-PROPOSAL 1. Media Artifact

Link to media artifact(s) giving background on the issue. Please list the title of the artifact(s) and then make the title(s) a link to the page in the MSC site where the artifact has been posted. You may include media artifacts made by other MSC members, if relevant, even if they are not authors of this proposal.

High Amounts of PFAs and Dioxane in Michigan Water

PRE-PROPOSAL 1. Media Artifact

Link to media artifact(s) giving background on the issue. Please list the title of the artifact(s) and then make the title(s) a link to the page in the MSC site where the artifact has been posted. You may include media artifacts made by other MSC members, if relevant, even if they are not authors of this proposal.

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