Health, Science & The Environment

12:55 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Legionnaires' Outbreak in Ohio Prompts Lawsuits

An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at a southwestern Ohio hospital a year ago has led to four lawsuits
filed in the past two months.

The outbreak at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton sickened 11 patients.

The Dayton Daily News says the new lawsuits against the hospital involve several people who contracted the disease and the families of four others reported to have the illness before they died.

8:45 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Poor Will's Almanack: February 14 - 20, 2012

Flickr Creative Commons user K. W. Sanders

Poor Will's Almanack for the first week of Early Spring.

By this point in the year, my daybook of events in nature reveals many of the pieces of the fabric which forms Early Spring.

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8:35 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Poor Will's Almanack: February 7 - 13, 2012

Flickr Creative Commons user zoyachubby

Poor Will’s Almanack for the Third Week of Late Winter

It's almost Early Spring. Time to be paying attention, time to be getting ready. ​

When you hear mourning doves singing before dawn, then organize all your buckets for tapping maple syrup. ​

When you hear red-winged blackbirds, then the maple sap should already be running. ​

When aconites bloom, then spread fertilizer in the field and garden so that it can work its way into the ground before planting. ​

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11:00 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Michael Foods Widens Egg Recall


A Minnesota food company is widening its recall of hard-cooked eggs because of a potential for listeria contamination.

Michael Foods, of Minnetonka, is recalling eggs in brine sold in 10- and 25-pound pails for institutional use in 34 states. The eggs carry six brand names: Columbia Valley Farms, GFS, Glenview Farms, Papetti's, Silverbrook and Wholesome Farms.

9:35 am
Tue January 31, 2012

Poor Will's Almanack: January 31 - February 6, 2012

Skunk Cabbage
Flickr Creative Commons user Stephen Downes

Poor Will’s Almanack for the Second Week of Late Winter.

As February begins, natural history shows the growing power of the spring. The year is gathering a momentum in which every sound and movement carries meaning.

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