Health, Science & The Environment

Health, Science & The Environment
9:06 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Ohio Legislators Could Wipe Out Energy Efficiency Incentives

Ohio consumer advocates and environmentalists have been worrying out loud that state legislators might water down or wipe out a 4-year old program that encourages electricity customers to be more energy-efficient. Now, as statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports --- some comments by the top man in the Ohio Senate show those activists have good REASON to worry.

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Nature
8:35 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Poor Will's Almanack: November 27 - December 3, 2012

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Poor Will's Almanack for the Final Week of Late Fall.

At this particular time of year, the last pieces of the autumn are starting to collect so quickly; the fragments are no longer disjointed pieces of October, no longer prophetic. They have suddenly become particles of the vast winter mosaic, and that the more of them I collect, the tighter and more detailed the result.

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Health, Science & The Environment
6:30 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Abortions By Ohio Women Are At An All-time Low

The Ohio Department of Health reports that induced abortions dropped 12 percent last year, hitting the lowest number since the state started tracking them 35 years ago.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports that abortions have fallen in Ohio each year since 2000. Experts attribute it to a variety of factors, including increased use of birth control, better access to health care and improved health education.

The number of overall Ohio births also has fallen, 16.5 percent from 1990 to 2010.

Nature
8:35 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Poor Will's Almanack: November 20 - 26, 2012

Celandine
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Poor Will's Almanack for the Third Week of Late Fall.

More than one naturalist has noted the similarities in March and November. Even nature seems confused throughout late autumn, encouraging new growth - a kind of second spring - as if there would be no winter interruption of that cycle.

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Health
12:30 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Bill to Reduce Funding to Planned Parenthood

An Ohio house committee has recommended a bill that would re-prioritize funding for family planning services so that Planned Parenthood would be last on the list.

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