Environment http://wyso.org en Wood Burning Suspected Source Of Higher Pollution Levels In Yellow Springs http://wyso.org/post/wood-burning-suspected-source-higher-pollution-levels-yellow-springs <p>The Regional Air Pollution Control Agency, or RAPCA, is investigating several instances of elevated levels of PM 2.5, a fine particulate that contributes to air pollution. RAPCA is responsible for monitoring air quality in a six-county area and officials there say several days during the months of December and January registered higher than other places in the region.</p><p>"One of the primary sources of fine particulate matter is wood burning," says RAPCA's John Paul. "There's a lot of wood burning in the Yellow Springs area."</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 11:33:57 +0000 Emily McCord 45289 at http://wyso.org Wood Burning Suspected Source Of Higher Pollution Levels In Yellow Springs Mayors, Jobs, And Making The Most Of Water: WYSO's Lewis Wallace Talks To Nan Whaley http://wyso.org/post/mayors-jobs-and-making-most-water-wysos-lewis-wallace-talks-nan-whaley <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid--5dc151d-e120-704c-bd48-8296fc5e8d9b"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Georgia; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Newly sworn-in Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley was at the U.S. Conference of Mayors Jan. 22-24, and she came back with some insights about what mayors can do to grow jobs and make the most of natural resources. </span></span></p><p></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Lewis Wallace 45255 at http://wyso.org Mayors, Jobs, And Making The Most Of Water: WYSO's Lewis Wallace Talks To Nan Whaley Dayton Leaders Push For Greener Business Practices http://wyso.org/post/dayton-leaders-push-greener-business-practices <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap;">The City of Dayton and Montgomery County moved this week to sign resolutions to make the region more “green” in the coming years. Leaders are encouraging businesses to take on basic environmental practices, and asking individuals to do more recycling and energy conservation. </span></p><p></p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 04:31:03 +0000 Lewis Wallace 44937 at http://wyso.org Dayton Leaders Push For Greener Business Practices Algal Blooms May Take Hit From Cooler Weather, Farm Methods http://wyso.org/post/algal-blooms-may-take-hit-cooler-weather-farm-methods <p></p><p>Algal blooms are once again causing problems for lakes and streams in Ohio this summer. But&nbsp;farmers are combating the situation, and so far, they’re getting some help from the weather.</p><p>When rain falls on farm fields that have been treated with fertilizers containing nitrogen and phosphorus, whatever chemicals haven't soaked deep enough into the soil, or made their way into the crops, can end up in nearby streams and lakes. That runoff is feeding nutrients to harmful algal blooms.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 07:02:41 +0000 Jerry Kenney 37701 at http://wyso.org Algal Blooms May Take Hit From Cooler Weather, Farm Methods WYSO Weekend: August 4, 2013 http://wyso.org/post/wyso-weekend-august-4-2013 <p>Full episode of WYSO Weekend for August 4, 2013 including the following stories:</p><p>- <a href="http://wyso.org/post/officials-differ-emergency-phone-alert-during-yellow-springs-standoff">Officials Differ On Emergency Phone Alert During Yellow Springs Standoff</a>, by Emily McCord</p><p>- <a href="http://www.wyso.org/post/cityfolk-cancels-2014-season">Cityfolk Cancels 2014 Season</a>, by Jerry Kenney</p><p>- <a href="http://wyso.org/post/wildlife-boom-local-metroparks">Wildlife Boom in Local MetroParks</a>, by Community Voices producer Ron Rollins</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Jerry Kenney 37306 at http://wyso.org