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.
Columbia Gas of Ohio says it needs to replace a natural gas pipeline on Columbusâ€™ north side. But one of the proposed new routes would take the pipeline underneath an environmentally sensitive wetlands research park.
A wetlands expert at Ohio State University says cleaning up the Gulf may best be accomplished by nature and time. William Mitsch says microbes have been doing the job for millions of years.