Health, Science & The Environment

6:30 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Poor Will's Almanack: October 14 - 20, 2014

Credit Peppysis / Flickr Creative Commons

The sun seems to move lower and lower these days, rising further in the southeast, setting further in the southwest, about to abandon its residence in the boxy constellation of Libra.

Now the Summer Triangle with its brightest stars, Deneb, Lyra and Altair, has moved deep into the west after dark, following the lead of Mars in Scorpius. From the eastern horizon, the Pleiades, the seven sisters of the winter, are rising, leading on the red eye of Taurus and Orion’s vast shield.

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Health, Science & The Environment
9:25 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Tech Companies Breaking Up With ALEC Over Climate Change

A Paulding County wind farm. Ohio Republicans connected to ALEC sponsored a bill to roll back the state's renewable energy standards.
Credit David Grant / Flickr/Creative Commons

Many big tech companies are breaking up with the national organization ALEC, or the American Legislative Exchange Council. ALEC is a group geared towards crafting free-market-based model legislation that’s introduced into state legislatures, usually by conservative Republicans—and Ohio is now caught in the middle of the dispute.

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Health, Science & The Environment
7:56 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County Establishes Ebola Hotline

Charting the Path of the Deadly Ebola Virus in Central Africa. PLoS Biol 3/11/2005: e403 doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0030403
Credit Public Library of Science

As concerns spread about a worldwide Ebola crisis, Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County has setup a hotline to answer questions about the disease.

The hotline is a regional number for Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Shelby counties. Spokesman Bill Wharton says it’s something their organization had already been working on when the current crises arose.

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Health, Science & The Environment
4:18 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

App For Crime Victims Planned By Ohio Researchers

Credit Ranny D.

University of Dayton researchers are using a federal grant to develop a smartphone app to make it easier for crime victims to access support services.

The university is teaming up with Family Services of Dayton to develop an app that will allow crime victims to quickly connect with local law enforcement, medical services, counselors, financial resources and other support organizations.

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Health, Science & The Environment
6:16 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Downtown Dayton River Run Gets New Design Plan

An artist's rendering of the new kayak run plan along the Great Miami River in downtown Dayton.
Credit Five Rivers Metroparks

Five Rivers Metroparks has announced changes to the plan for a downtown Dayton kayaking run, which means a delayed timeline for the Riverscape River Run.

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