Health, Science & The Environment http://wyso.org en Poor Will's Almanack: July 22 - 28, 2014 http://wyso.org/post/poor-wills-almanack-july-22-28-2014 <p></p><p>Since I started my record of the weather and natural history, I have kept all my notes daily notes together - for example, all the July 20ths from 1979 through 2014 in one place. With that organization, I've been able to see how, in spite of the separate character of each 12-month cycle, the progress of the seasons remains nearly identical from one year to the next.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Bill Felker 53080 at http://wyso.org Poor Will's Almanack: July 22 - 28, 2014 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 Board To Hear Concerns About Proposed Jefferson Township Composting Facility http://wyso.org/post/board-hear-concerns-about-proposed-jefferson-township-composting-facility <p></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:07:48 +0000 Lewis Wallace 52914 at http://wyso.org Board To Hear Concerns About Proposed Jefferson Township Composting Facility Poor Will's Almanack: July 15 - 21, 2014 http://wyso.org/post/poor-wills-almanack-july-15-21-2014 <p></p><p>Deep in July, the tide of summer reaches as far north as it can go then starts to slip away back toward the Gulf of Mexico. The rate of advance or retreat varies with each year, but the balance has always shifted by the middle of the year’s seventh month. The day's length becomes one to two minutes shorter every twenty-four hours, and countryside responds with changing color and sound.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:18:53 +0000 Bill Felker 52780 at http://wyso.org Poor Will's Almanack: July 15 - 21, 2014 Poor Will's Almanack: July 8 - 14, 2014 http://wyso.org/post/poor-wills-almanack-july-8-14-2014 <p></p><p></p><p>My interest in gardening began with a few lettuce seeds and then progressed to a minor manifestation of voyeuristic back-to-the-landism. And now it has taken on a life of its own.</p><p>And of course, nothing is as simple as it seems.</p><p>What starts out as a pleasant journey into food or flowers can quickly become complicated by the addition of just a small amount of neurosis and self-doubt.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Bill Felker 52429 at http://wyso.org Poor Will's Almanack: July 8 - 14, 2014