Up North Lowdown, Ep. 31: Freshwater and fall colors
They've tried bubbles, sound and electricity. What's next in the fight to keep invasive carp out of Lake Michigan? Also, how might climate change affect our fall colors?
The fall colors were pretty stunning in northern Michigan this year. They're starting to dull and drop off now, but just a few weeks ago we had bright yellows, oranges and reds everywhere you looked.
The changing colors each autumn are guided by a handful of factors, including climate change. IPR's climate solutions reporter, Izzy Ross, walks us through what we know about that (and takes us out among the trees).
And we'll hear from environment reporter Ellie Katz about what scientists had to say at a freshwater summit in Traverse City, where much of the conversation focused on how to deal with invasive species.
Max Copeland hops in the host chair for this week's episode. Thanks for listening!