Health, Science & The Environment

Nature
9:35 am
Tue January 31, 2012

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

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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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Film
8:38 am
Fri January 27, 2012

Excursions hosts Aaron Rourke of Rivers Unlimited

Niki Dakota was joined by Aaron Rourke of Rivers Unlimited on Excursions to talk about the film Call of the Scenic River: an Ohio Journey. It tells the story of Ohio's scenic rivers, non-point source pollution and the ecological and economic impacts of water quality. Ohio Rivers Unlimited is the oldest rivers conservation organization in the nation. Wright State University documentary film maker Tom Mayer journeys to fifteen of Ohio's scenic rivers to learn about river conservation and its rich history here in Ohio.

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Health
4:38 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

State Board Approves Medical Marijuana Petition

The Ohio ballot board says there’s no reason to split a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow medical marijuana into more than one part. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles has details.

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Nature
8:45 am
Tue January 24, 2012

Poor Will's Almanack: January 24 - 30, 2012

Flickr creative commons user MIicala

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

The weather may or may not shift toward April during this week of the year, but my daybook of events in nature from the past decades tells a clear story of the season's motion.

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Environment
12:26 pm
Thu January 19, 2012

Algae Fight to Cover All of Ohio's Top Inland Lake

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Ohio plans to treat all 13,000 acres of the state's largest inland lake with a chemical to try heading off the toxic algae blooms that become a perennial problem.

Multiple news outlets report that the state's Environmental Protection Agency is trying to pull together $5 million to spread aluminum sulfate, or alum, over Grand Lake St. Mary's in western Ohio.

Officials said in the fall that a test last year over part of the lake was more successful than expected and killed 56 percent of phosphorous in the treated area.

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