Archives: Environment

Winds of Change: Alternative Energy and the Rural Landscape

A daughter of famous parents, Alexis Wilson has decided to share her personal story of a “show-biz” upbringing, abandonment by her mother and her non-traditional family in the hope that it helps to positively alter people’s perceptions, encourage difference and inspire love. On this hour, we’ll talk with Wilson about her life and her new memoir.

EPA Regulations and the Future of Coal

The Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposal to reduce the nation’s carbon emissions 30 percent by 2030. The $8.8 billion price tag is steep, and industry groups say the proposal is a job killer; supporters promise cleaner skies and reduced deaths. We’ll talk about Ohio’s environmental and economic fate in light of the potential changes

Fertilizer, Algae and Our Water

Tap water tasting odd? Columbus is spending $600,000 to treat algae in water from the Hoover Reservoir. This algae is likely safe for consumption, but the farm fertilizer runoff producing algal blooms is causing changes to our ecosystem. This hour we’ll get an update on filtration efforts, and talk about a program designed to curb nutrient runoff.

Big Fracking Issues: An Update on Promises and Realities

Last week research revealed that a 2011 earthquake in Youngstown, OH could be linked to hydraulic fracturing in that area. Some worry that fracking causes pollution and illness. Others say it’s a safe way to extract natural gas from the earth. We’ll get an update on the debate in Ohio and Pennsylvania, and see if industry promises have come true.

Green Energy’s Past and Future

It’s easy to view the evolution from horse-drawn carriage to jetliner as a straight line of increasing energy consumption, but Atlantic editor Alexis Magrigal tells us that’s not the case. In this hour, Madrigal will discuss his book, which investigates why so many alternative energy projects have been abandoned, and the opportunities ahead.

Environmentalism…with a Twist

Want to get a good night’s sleep? Best not to think about the 10 million mattresses that get tossed into American landfills each year, posing all kinds of ecological and public health risks. This hour, we’ll learn about the green sleep revolution, The Big Green Head, and check in with an artist whose work is preserving the planet.

Green Energy’s Past and Future

It’s easy to view the evolution from horse-drawn carriage to jetliner as a straight line of increasing energy consumption, but Atlantic editor Alexis Magrigal tells us that’s not the case. In this hour, Madrigal will discuss his book, which investigates why so many alternative energy projects have been abandoned, and the opportunities ahead.

Drought Devastation

Heat and drought, drought and heat. They go together in a very bad way this year throughout the world, but especially in a third of the lower 48 states and in the horn of Africa. We’ll talk about the cause and effects of these dry days today on “All Sides.”

Ohio and the Global Clean Energy Race

What can Ohio do to compete in the global clean energy race? The way to achieve a clean energy driven environment and its benefits.

Coal Mining with Coal Free Future Project Founder

The history of coal mining in America and the human and environmental costs of our reliance on coal for energy