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: March 25, 2014
It could be next year before a lawsuit filed, last week, by two fired Columbus City Schools principals goes to trial.
We’ve heard environmentalists’ concerns about increased oil and gas drilling. And some landowners say drilling companies are violating leases. Now some preservationists are speaking out against drilling because of potential harm to ancient cultural sites.
City and state leaders are spending a combined $5 million on new snow plows and road salt.
The Cuyahoga River in northeast Ohio — known for catching fire in the 1960s — relies on frequent dredging to keep the shipping channels open. Now a controversial new proposal to dump the dredged material into Lake Erie has residents worried about contamination of the public water supply.