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: June 17, 2009
Nuclear Power is drawing mixed reviews among residents of Southern Ohio Governor Strickland and other officials Thursday are expected to announce plans to build a nuclear power plant in Piketon. Some residents welcome the thousands of jobs the plant would create; others worry about the health risks.
Governor Ted Strickland is floating about $2 billion in spending cuts to help plug a projected $3 billion hole in the proposed new state budget. That is drawing cries of anguish from supporters of programs for the poor and elderly. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has the latest.
Scientists see evidence of changing weather patterns and strong storms as proof of global climate change.