Health, Science & The Environment

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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Nature
1:34 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Poor Will's Amanack: March 13 - 19, 2012

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Poor Will’s Almanack for the fifth week of Early Spring.

When one thing happens, then else is happening too. That is the most simple rule of phenology. And in the fifth week of Early Spring, the most dramatic event is the start of the robin mating chorus in the early morning dark.

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Health
12:00 am
Mon March 12, 2012

Radio Rounds: People in Glass Hospitals Shouldn't Throw Stones

Dr. John  Schumann, the founder and author of the popular blog GlassHospital.com, which aims to “demystify” medicine and provide transparency on the workings of medical practice and the complexities of hospital care. Dr. Schumann is a general internist and medical educator — previously at the University of Chicago and now at the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine, where he functions as the Associate Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program.

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