Health, Science & The Environment

Environment
10:13 am
Mon November 21, 2011

Groups, Towns Say Ohio Fracking Rules Fall Short

Environmentalists and local officials complain that proposed standards for extracting oil and gas from the shale beneath Ohio don't go far enough.

The Columbus Dispatch reports drilling firms won't have to reveal all the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.  That's a horizontal drilling technique that releases natural gas from shale by breaking up the rock with chemical-laced water.

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Health
12:00 am
Mon November 21, 2011

Radio Rounds: Always a Lion in the House

This episode features Dr. Robert Arceci, the current director of Pediatric Oncology at Johns Hopkins University, editor-in-chief of Pediatric Blood and Cancer magazine, and the creator of A Lion in the House, an Emmy-Award winning documentary released in 2006 that provides the unique perspectives of pediatric patients with cancer who come from starkly varying socioeconomic backgrounds.

Environment
8:42 am
Fri November 18, 2011

Ohio Gov. Readies New Plan on Lake Erie Water Use

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Ohio's governor is preparing to offer a new version of a plan he vetoed that would have allowed factories in the state to draw more water from Lake Erie.

The sponsor of the original bill says Gov. John Kasich's proposal cuts in half the amount of water businesses
would be allowed to take from the lake without a permit.

Republican state Rep. Lynn Wachtmann of Napoleon tells The Columbus Dispatch Ohio's governor is preparing to offer a new version of a plan he vetoed that would have allowed factories in the state to draw more water from Lake Erie.

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Health
8:13 am
Thu November 17, 2011

Smucker Recalls Jars of Chunky Peanut Butter

J.M. Smucker Co. is recalling some 16-ounce jars of its Smucker's Natural Peanut Butter Chunky sold in
several states because of possible salmonella contamination.

The Ohio-based company says the jars covered in the recall would have been purchased in the last week or so. They have "Best if Used By" dates of Aug. 3, 2012 and Aug. 4, 2012, plus the production codes 1307004 and 1308004.

Salmonella is bacteria resulting in fever, cramps and diarrhea that lasts for several days and can require hospitalization.

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Nature
9:35 am
Tue November 15, 2011

Poor Will's Almanack: November 15 -21, 2011

Fall sunset
Flickr Creative Commons user Bailyusa115

Poor Will’s Almanack for the Second Week of Late Fall

With most of the leaves fallen, the countdown for spring is underway.

And a person might count in all sorts of ways.

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