The Biological Sciences Greenhouse at OSU has been fortunate to have multiple bloomings of the Titan Arum, aka, the corpse flower. They have its smaller but also smelly cousin, the Voodoo Lily. From its bruise-colored bloom that resembles a corpse, to its stench of rotting flesh, this tropical flower masks its beauty to attract its pollinators.
Ohio Dems. Want To Halt “Fracking”
Ohio is the latest state where opponents are pushing a ban on a controversial form of drilling that injects chemicals into shale to release natural gas.
Democratic state Senator Michael Skindell has introduced a bill calling for a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” to await results of a U.S. EPA study of potential environmental hazards. Ohio would join New York and New Jersey among states above the fuel rich Marcellus shale if it imposes the ban.
The Ohio Chamber of Commerce has commissioned a separate study on the potential economic benefits of gas drilling.