Foreclosures during the Great Recession added to thousands of blighted properties in Columbus. But, a state program helped fund demolition of many of those houses and apartment units.
HIV/AIDS is still present in Ohio. About 15,000 people live with the virus in the Buckeye state – that’s one for every 1000 Ohioans. But while the virus seems to be stable in the general population, statistics show the virus is spreading among the younger generation.
Farmers Markets could be considered a luxury – a place to stroll around on a lazy Saturday morning. But not the farmers markets hosted by Columbus Public Health. These farmers markets make fresh fruits and vegetables more accessible by dispensing food aid benefits right on site.
For many people, summer camp involves camping and sleeping in a tent. But not for hundreds of elementary school children in the Linden area. Hosted by the National Society of Black Engineers, the SEEK camp takes “summer fun” to a new level.
Despite more reasonable energy costs and a weak economy, the solar panel industry is booming. Homeowners could purchase solar panels at a fraction of the cost as a result of federal and state rebates.
The quest for hydrogen cars is getting a push from new research at Ohio University. A team led by Professor Gerry Botte succeeded in extracting hydrogen fuel from human urine.
Coal power plants produce close to 90% of Ohio’s electricity but they’re also the primary source of greenhouse gases. For this reason scientists at Ohio State and other places are looking for ways to keep burning coal without emitting carbon dioxide. WOSU’s David Lukofsky reports on the controversial “clean coal” technology.
The recycling industry is still hurting from the historic drop in prices for recyclable commodities last fall. But while demand for what comes out of recycling stations is sluggish, enthusiasm for what goes into them seems to be growing.
In a few years it’ll be impossible to purchase incandescent light bulbs anywhere in the country. Congress voted last year to phase out the conventional light source to give way to the more energy-efficient compact fluorescent. But some question what’s inside these new bulbs, and whether they’re safe.
Forty years after taking its first steps on the moon, NASA is preparing for its most ambitious lunar project yet. Among the team of scientists working on the mission is a scientist from Ohio State University – Ron Li.