Health, Science & The Environment

Clark County
5:41 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Fuel Business in Springfield Hit by Fire

A fire at a Springfield fuel distribution company is now under control as 50 agencies, including every fire department in Clark County battled the blaze since it started late this morning.

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Environment
8:45 am
Tue April 17, 2012

Poor Will's Almanack: April 17 - 23, 2012

Flickr Creative Commons user Beedle Um Bum
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Poor Will’s Almanack for the fourth week of Middle Spring, the week of Cross-Quarter Day, April 21st.

Surely, there is a great Word being put together here, writes Wendell Berry, "I begin to hear it gather in the opening of the flowers and the leafing-out of the trees.... in my thoughts, moving in the hill's flesh.

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drug drop-off
5:46 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Day to Turn in Unused Prescription Drugs

If you've got unused prescription drugs in your medicine cabinet, Ohio doctors, pharmacists, businesses, and police are hoping you'll turn them in April 28. 

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Origins Podcast
10:00 am
Sun April 15, 2012

Climate, Human Population and Human Survival: What the Deep Past Tells Us about the Future

The melting of glaciers due to global warming is threatening fresh water supplies to human populations in a number of regions. Shown here: Canada's Athabasca Glacier.

The controversies generated by climate science in recent years center around the human relationship with the natural world and with natural resources. This month, historian John Brooke puts that critical question in historical perspective—deep historical perspective. For most of human history, our species had to struggle to survive powerful natural forces, like climate and disease. In the past three centuries, however, things have changed dramatically: that struggle has been reshaped by the unprecedented growth of the human population—from under one billion to now over seven.

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Nature
8:45 am
Tue April 10, 2012

Poor Will's Almanack: April 10 - 16, 2012

Flickr Creative Common user code poet

Poor Will’s Almanack for the third week of Middle Spring

The Great Dandelion Bloom is the most common and the most radical marker for the third week of Middle Spring Of course a few dandelions started blooming in February and March. Now, however, comes the GREAT Dandelion Flowering that begins in the Deep South - where Middle Spring comes much earlier than it does in the North - and it spreads up through the Border States like robins, reaching the 40th Parallel, the lateral midline of the United States in April, and then creeps up to the northern states in May.

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