Rebecca has a natural science degree from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources & Environment, where she had close encounters with escaped boars and poison sumac. Before getting into
radio, Rebecca snapped photos of Mongolian diatoms and published a few papers in obscure scientific journals.
Now she spends her days reporting on everything from hungry watersnakes to heritage turkeys to people who live in 300 square foot houses.
She’s won several national awards for her work including a first place National Headliner Award at the network level for her stories on the uber-destructive emerald ash borer.
Contributions from Rebecca Williams
- Organizers of Great Lakes conference urging Congress to fund restoration efforts
People are gathering in Buffalo this week for the annual Great Lakes restoration conference. At the top of their list is making sure Congress fully funds the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in the …
- Why Canada geese like to spend the winter in northern cities
Canada geese have been spending their winters farther north. Scientists have figured out geese are drawn to cities for safety more so than for food. Michael Ward is an associate professor in the Depar …
- Lakes Michigan, Huron are now clearer than Superior
Lake Superior is cold, deep and clear. But it’s no longer the clearest of the Great Lakes. Lakes Michigan and Huron have gotten clearer , bumping Lake Superior to number three. Scientists have been ab …
- This pretty plant is causing some surprising problems
Forests in our region are under attack from a shrub. The culprit is an ornamental plant called Japanese barberry . It was introduced from Asia in the late 1800s. It’s been in used in landscaping in Mi …
- Michigan's toxic 1973 PBB food contamination associated with more health effects
Researchers find there could be more health effects lingering decades after a toxic contamination of Michigan’s food supply.