Health, Science & The Environment

Environment
10:54 am
Mon October 31, 2011

Ohio steps up abandoned mine cleanup program

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio program that cleans up after abandoned coal mines plans to undertake 53 projects next year, nearly three times as many as in 2007.

The Columbus Dispatch reports Monday that the work to restore land and streams is being expanded thanks to more federal money. A change in the formula for dividing coal company taxes among the states has increased Ohio's share, from $7.5 million in 2007 to $18.4 million for next year.

Health
12:00 am
Mon October 31, 2011

Radio Rounds: Zombie MD

Hosts John Corker and Casey McCluskey speak with special guest, Dr. Steven Schlozman, the world’s foremost authority on Zombie neurobiology.  Dr. Schlozman is a clinical psychologist, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, and an expert on the inner workings of the living dead.

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Health
4:46 pm
Fri October 28, 2011

More Seniors Use Food Banks During Down Economy

Karen Kasler

Food pantries around the state say they’re seeing unprecedented numbers of senior citizens needing help. Activists from across the state met for a summit on dealing with hunger among seniors today. Lisa Hamler-Fugitt with the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Food Banks says many seniors aren’t able to take care of their nutrition needs, which she says will cost Medicare and other programs in the long run.

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Nature
12:27 pm
Tue October 25, 2011

Poor Will's Almanack: October 25 - 31, 2011

Flickr Creative Commons user Ramson

Poor Will’s Almanack for the Third Week of Middle Fall.

Wendell Berry wrote about today:

The woods is shining this morning. 
Red, gold and green, the leaves
lie on the ground or fall,
hang full of light in the air still.

In this third week of Middle Fall, the oaks and the osage, white mulberries, magnolias, ginkgoes and the late black and sugar maples move towards full color and many woodlots still shine in the morning, red, gold and green.

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Health
12:00 am
Mon October 24, 2011

Radio Rounds: American Medicine, Global Healing

Dr. Meg Sullivan, an American Pediatrician serving as Timmy Global Health's Medical Director in Guatemala, will share stories of her amazing work practicing medicine in another part of the world.

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