Environment

Health, Science & The Environment
12:01 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Changes in Ohio’s Energy Efficiency Law Dead For Now But Could Resurface

Environmental activists and consumer advocates are breathing a sigh of relief. Ohio lawmakers apparently are NOT going to change the state’s energy efficiency program during the last days of the current legislative session.

The program requires electric companies to lower overall power usage by giving money to people and businesses that buy energy-saving appliances and equipment. To fund the program, all electricity customers pay a surcharge on their monthly electric bills.

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Health, Science & The Environment
12:19 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Algae Treatment at Grand Lake Isn't Working

A two-year, $8.5 million project to stop toxic algae in Ohio's largest inland lake isn't working.
 
The 13,000-acre Grand Lake St. Marys in western Ohio was sprayed with aluminum sulfate in April that was supposed to keep the blue-green algae from feeding on phosphorous in the water. A similar treatment was applied last year.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that this year's treatment was spoiled by high winds that helped stir phosphorus-rich mud from the lake bottom.

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Health, Science & The Environment
7:08 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Ohio National Forest OKs Natural Gas Drilling

The U.S. Forest Service says the shale drilling technique for natural gas known as hydraulic fracturing can take place in a national forest in southeast Ohio.

The Forest Service released its report Monday after a study of a land and resource management plan drafted in 2006 for the Wayne National Forest.

Forest Supervisor Anne Carey says that plan can adequately address any damage and risks to the forest from the gas extraction method also known as fracking.

She also says a new environmental impact study is not needed.

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Music
2:56 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Rabbit Hash String Band Live on Excursions

The Rabbit Hash String Band

Named for Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, the hometown of their founder, the Rabbit Hash String Band is a four-piece string and vocal band.  They visited the WYSO studios for a live performance and to chat with Niki Dakota about their music and their namesake community.

Around the Miami Valley
10:30 am
Mon May 21, 2012

WYSO Weekend: May 20, 2012

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for May 20, 2012 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney interviews Nick Degrassio, a math teacher at Northmont High School, who was first runner up in Heroic Teacher Press' Teacher of the Year award.

-New Ohio Guide: Akron Rubber Industry

-The latest installment of the SOCHE Talks: A River Leadership Curriculum

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