Environment

Politics
12:41 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Sen. Brown Defends His No Vote On Keystone XL

Ohio U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown voted "no" in a tight vote on the Keystone XL pipeline this week.
Credit WCPN

Ohio U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown is defending his vote against the Keystone X-L pipeline Tuesday. The move to fast-track the pipeline’s construction was shy one vote in the Senate, with strong support from Republicans and a few Democrats.

Brown says if the Keystone Pipeline project is approved and built, it would divert tar sand crude away from Midwestern refineries, a costly move for consumers.

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Water
6:41 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Dayton Releases Revised Water Protection Proposal Draft

An image of the revised source water protection policy map for the city of Dayton's wellfields.
Credit City of Dayton

The city of Dayton has released new proposed changes to its drinking water protections following a series of public meetings and meetings with stakeholders over the last six months. Water Department Director Tammi Clements presented an outline of the latest proposals to the Dayton City Commission Wednesday morning.

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Around the Miami Valley
1:47 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Tecumseh Land Trust And WYSO Co-sponsor Essay Contest

Winning photo from TLT's 2014 sunflower picture contest.
Tessa Kalman

In celebration of Tecumseh Land Trust’s upcoming 25th anniversary, the regional land preservation organization and WYSO 91.3 FM radio are co-sponsoring an essay contest for area writers to reflect on the meaning of “living on the land.”  To find out more about the contest and a series of workshops coming up, we spoke with Ed Davis - a member of the board of trustees with the land trust.

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Health, Science & The Environment
6:24 am
Wed October 15, 2014

New Study Links Small Quakes To Fracking In Ohio

A gas well
Credit Gerry Dincher

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new study suggests that fracking triggered hundreds of too-small-to-be-felt earthquakes in eastern Ohio late last year, months before the state first linked seismic activity to the oil-and-gas extraction technique.

The study, in the journal Seismological Research Letters, identified nearly 400 tremors on a previously unmapped fault in Harrison County between Oct. 1 and Dec. 13, 2013. That included 10 quakes of magnitudes of 1.7 to 2.2 — significantly more intense than expected, though still minor.

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Health, Science & The Environment
3:18 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Emerald Ash Borer Could Have A New Host

The white fringetree is native to the region, but often appears as an ornamental tree in yards.
Credit Ryan Somma / Flickr/Creative Commons

A Wright State University researcher has found evidence that the emerald ash borer, a destructive invasive insect, has found a new host—which means ash trees might not be the only trees at risk.

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