Health, Science & The Environment

Health, Science & The Environment
8:04 am
Mon August 19, 2013

EPA Clears Way For Sale Of Calamityville

A letter from the state Environmental Protection Agency clears the way for a southwest Ohio university to take over a cleaned-up brownfield site now used for emergency response training.

The Dayton Daily News reports the letter to the city of Fairborn indicates no more cleanup is needed at the site housing the National Center for Medical Readiness, known as "Calamityville."

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Healthcare
8:04 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Health Care Advocates Question Ohio’s Navigator Rules

In preparation for the health care exchange element of the federal Affordable Care Act, the government will designate groups as navigator to help guide people through the system. But there are non-profit groups who say an Ohio law leaves them out of the process.

Soon the federal government will announce which groups can operate as navigators in Ohio, these are people who will help answer consumer questions about the Affordable Care Act and the health plans Ohioans can choose.

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Nature
8:15 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Poor Will's Almanack: August 13 - 19, 2013

Credit Flickr Creative Commons user supertin

 Audio FilePoor Will’s Almanack for the second week of Late SummerEdit | Remove

Once when my wife was in the hospital and we were waiting for her to be discharged, we ran out of words and thoughts, and we ended up just watching the lanky altostratus clouds that slowly moved across the sky outside her window.

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Nature
8:15 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Poor Will's Almanack: August 6 - 12, 2013

Credit Flickr Creative Commons user jharris0221

It seems to me now that the spin of the world is speeding up, that time is moving more quickly than it did just a month ago. It seems that late summer is sinking around me, and that the entire year is collapsing, and that there is too much left to feel and do.

I struggle to find footholds with which to keep my balance in time

I want to understand everything that is happening to nature and to me, but I get distracted by thinking and trying to know, and then I lose my place and fall away from the path.

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Health, Science & The Environment
7:35 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Mosquitoes In Southwest Ohio Test Positive For West Nile

A pool of mosquitoes has tested positive for the West Nile virus in a wooded area of a southwest Ohio park.

A spokesman for Public Health-Dayton & Montgomery County says the recent test of mosquitoes in a wooded area at Dayton's Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark was the first positive one in the region this season. Public Health planned to treat the area with insecticide.

The Dayton Daily News reports that Franklin County also had a mosquito pool test positive this summer in the Columbus area.

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