95 percent of ancient Ohio was forested. But centuries ago there were also small regions of prairie. Tall grasses and wildflowers were part of the prairie ecology and so were bison. Researchers near Columbus are trying to reestablish a prairie / bison ecosystem.
WOSU News Archives For: July 28, 2008
Ohio has trained more than 3,000 police officers how to deal with people who have mental health problems.
A federal study shows that high gasoline prices are prompting Americans to drive a little less. That’s also happening in Ohio.
An estimated 200 FBI and IRS agents served search warrants at county offices and homes in Cleveland.
As more Central Ohioans park their cars for their daily commute, The Central Ohio Transit Authority reports more riders. In response, COTA will increase the number of buses on the city’s busiest routes and work with employers to deliver workers. COTA is riding the wave of double-digit increases in ridership resulting from high fuel costs.
This year’s world food crisis may be just a harbinger of what’s to come if droughts, climate change, and poor farming practices continue to make soils less hospitable to agriculture. Ohio State professor Rattan Lal is working on global solutions to these problems, starting right here in central Ohio.