ELi on Earth

East Lansing Rhododendrons: “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Want a handy way to know how cold it is outside? Take a look at an East Lansing rhododendron. ELi's Nature and Garden reporter Aron Sousa explores temperature-related leaf-curling with a review of the science and an exclusive timelapse video.

ELi on Earth: Winter Wild Bird Care

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Want to know how to attract birds to your feeders? Keep squirrels out of them? Keep birds safe and healthy this winter? ELi science reporter Aron Sousa can help.

East Lansing Solar Park to Produce Renewable Energy This Year

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

After years of delays, Michigan Energy Options and Lansing Board of Water and Light announced that the solar array in Burcham Park will begin producing renewable energy by the end of this year. ELi's Paige Filice has the story.

Burcham-Henge: It’s Baaaaack

Friday, September 21, 2018

Burcham-Henge is the bi-annual celestial phenomenon made popular by ELi. Get with it. ELi's Aron Sousa explains how.

MSU Youth Program Seeks Future Wildlife Biologists

Friday, September 7, 2018

“The goal of this program is to encourage kids to get outdoors, have them recognize wildlife in their own backyards and to cultivate a sense of responsibility for our local environment.” ELi's Paige Filice reports on how local 9-19 year olds can participate.

Facility for Rare Isotope Beams Opens Doors to the Public this Saturday

Friday, August 17, 2018

It's been two years since the public had access to the FRIB at MSU, and this weekend it again welcomes visitors for tours that include the National Superconducting Cycoltron Lab. This ELi report brought to you by Noa Karszai, participant in ELi's Summer Youth Journalism Program.

ELi on Earth: What do I do if I Find a Wild Baby Animal?

Friday, June 8, 2018

It's the time of year when animal babies are being born, and it's fairly common in East Lansing to find a nest in your eaves or see a raccoon family crossing the street at dusk. But what do you do when you find a nest or a baby that seems to be left behind? ELi's Paige Filice has the answers.

Hummingbirds Come Back to East Lansing

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The hummingbirds are coming back. ELi's Aron Sousa explains where they're coming from, what they're doing here, and how you can attract them.

You Aren't Imagining It: EL Has a Bumper Crop of Skunks

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

We've been hearing that the EL skunk population is unusually high this year, and seeing evidence in our gardens. ELi's Paige Filice explains possible reasons for the high numbers, and what you can do to avoid smelly situations.

Recycle! East Lansing Set for Saturday, June 3

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Get stuff out of your house and into the hands of folks who can use it at the City of East Lansing's annual recycling event. You can also volunteer, for a great chance to serve your community and the environment. ELi's Cassandra Heos tells you how.

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