Health, Science & The Environment

Environment
12:33 pm
Wed March 28, 2012

Report: Projects to Control Great Lakes Unlikely

Lake Erie
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Experts from the U.S. and Canada say people in the Great Lakes region should not expect any large-scale engineering projects to control water levels in the foreseeable future.

A five-year, $14.6 million study released Wednesday proposes changes in how water outflows from Lake Superior are regulated.  That might have minor effects on water levels elsewhere.

But the International Upper Great Lakes Study says putting more dams or other structures in rivers to limit ups and downs in the lakes would be hugely expensive at a time of tight budgets.

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Heroin Use on Rise
5:52 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Ohio Heroin Abuse Worse, First-Time Users Younger

Heroin abuse in Ohio is on the rise, according to a new report by the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services.   

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Environment
8:45 am
Tue March 27, 2012

Poor Will's Almanack: March 27 - April 2, 2012

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Forsythia

Poor Will’s Almanack for the First Week of Middle Spring

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Environment
9:05 am
Mon March 26, 2012

Ohio Gas Drilling Raises Concern Over Water Supply

Drillers hoping to retrieve gas through Utica shale wells in eastern Ohio are drawing water for their operations from ponds and streams or purchasing it from public reservoirs, raising concerns about water availability.

The drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, injects millions of gallons of chemical-laced water into the earth at high pressure to free gas.

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Environment
8:35 am
Tue March 20, 2012

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

Cabbage Butterfly
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Poor Will’s Almanack for the Final Week of Early Spring

White cabbage butterflies are the surest sign of the end of Early Spring. And once you notice the familiar white cabbage butterfly, then you know the more elusive mourning cloak butterflies and the question mark butterflies and the tortoise shell butterflies and the tiny blues are flying too.

 When you see cabbage butterflies, then you know that gold finches are turning gold, and you may soon see ants working on the sidewalk.

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