Health, Science & The Environment

8:45 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Poor Will's Almanack: May 29 - June 4, 2012

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Poor Will’s Almanack for the second week of Early Summer.


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10:04 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Officials Post Signs on Toxic Algae at Ohio Lake

Officials have posted signs at a western Ohio state park lake to warn visitors about toxic blue-green algae.

The state Department of Natural Resources posted the first signs of the year Thursday at four beaches in Grand Lake St. Marys.

The Columbus Dispatch reports the signs warn people with weak immune systems to not swim or walk through the water. It also warns elderly and young people to stay away.

Blue-green algae are common in most lakes but grow thick in sun-warmed water that contains phosphorus.

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5:25 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

Grand Lake St. Marys lake tested for toxins from algae

The state is awaiting water quality test results to determine whether it needs to post additional advisories about potential hazards at Ohio's largest inland lake, which has been plagued by toxic algae in recent years.

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6:40 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Energy trade secrets prompt Ohio Statehouse feud

Environmental advocates in Ohio are blasting a newly added energy-bill provision, which they say would limit the rights of drilling opponents to sue energy companies for withholding chemical trade secrets.

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5:23 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Ohio doctors can't reveal gas drilling chemicals to public

Doctors given new access to the proprietary chemical recipes that oil and gas drillers use to crack into Ohio shale would be prohibited from sharing the information with the public under an energy proposal moving through the Ohio House.

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