Environment http://wyso.org en Lake Erie Algae Threatens Ohio Drinking Water http://wyso.org/post/lake-erie-algae-threatens-ohio-drinking-water <p>This year the amount of harmful algae forecast for Lake Erie is predicted to be less than last year and considerably less than the record outbreak of 2011. But it’s likely still be significant, coating some parts of the western basin in toxic green slime. Under certain conditions, even moderate blooms can produce levels of harmful toxins that threaten drinking water across the basin.</p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Karen Schaefer (Ohio Public Radio) 53085 at http://wyso.org Our Carbon Dixoide? http://wyso.org/post/our-carbon-dixoide <p><em>Carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere is at a level that is unprecedented in human experience. University of Dayton professor Bob Brecha explains how we know that we are responsible for the excess CO2.</em></p><p>Carbon dioxide, or CO2 is an important natural part of our atmosphere. Right now, CO2 levels are increasing rapidly. How much of this is part of a natural cycle or is it due to humans?&nbsp; Scientists know how to answer this question.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Bob Brecha 50506 at http://wyso.org Our Carbon Dixoide? Dayton's Rumpke Recycling Talks Expansion, Paper Cups http://wyso.org/post/daytons-rumpke-recycling-talks-expansion-paper-cups <p>Rumpke Recycling is close to completing a major upgrade of its Dayton recycling plant this week. Rumpke&nbsp;takes in and processes about 350,000 tons of recycling per year in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus and surrounding areas, from residential, commercial and municipal sources.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="325" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/10HIow4xejg" width="578"></iframe></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 00:01:30 +0000 Lewis Wallace 50242 at http://wyso.org Dayton's Rumpke Recycling Talks Expansion, Paper Cups Survey Of Dayton Residents Finds Climate Change Concerns http://wyso.org/post/survey-dayton-residents-finds-climate-change-concerns <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-0f0536d1-dce5-2208-31d2-4d74dc92d8cf"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Scientists around the country are ringing alarm bells about climate change, and some of the effects are already hitting the Dayton area. Mon, 12 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Lewis Wallace 49639 at http://wyso.org Survey Of Dayton Residents Finds Climate Change Concerns Freeze On State Energy Standards Closer To Passage http://wyso.org/post/freeze-state-energy-standards-closer-passage <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.4401441097259522;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:17pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-352d2000-db9e-bf3a-aaea-9bbd229d44dc"><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">A measure to overhaul Ohio’s energy policies is on its way to the House after the state Senate held a vote very early Thursday morning. Thu, 08 May 2014 11:38:28 +0000 Andy Chow (Ohio Public Radio) 49635 at http://wyso.org