Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
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.
The changes are part of a revision to a 2007 settlement between AEP, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and several environmental groups.
A report from an Ohio environmental group says the state ranks second for mercury released into the air by electric power plants.
Governor John Kasich, scientists and business leaders this week have been studying Ohio’s energy future. Right now coal supplies more than 80% of Ohio’s electricity, but many seek alternatives: natural gas, solar, wind. What energy source do you think holds the most promise for Ohio?
The demand for electricity in Ohio usually peaks in July and August. Coal is the main source of electricity in the region but pollution from coal burning power plants has been linked to increased asthma and the federal government wants to accelerate anti-pollution rules.
There is a battle going on over clean air and coal-fired electricity. The Federal Government is poised to impose more air pollution controls on coal-fired power plants.
Farm runoff was one major catalyst for the toxic green-blue algae that closed Ohio waterways and shut down tourism at parks this summer. A federal farm official visited Columbus to discuss ways her agency will work with farmers and other private land owners to create sustainable agriculture.
Today is the 9th air quality alert day of the summer in Central Ohio and an environmental group thinks it has a solution to improve air quality. The group wants the Columbus City Council to ban engine idling to decrease air pollution and improve the environment.
Ohio utility companies and Ohio environmental groups are sometimes at each other’s throats. But that’s not the case when it comes to one of the most recent issues — how utilities can comply with probable new limits on carbon pollution. Ohio Public Radio’s Bill Cohen reports.
A new report by an activist group, Environment Ohio, shows the state’s waterways are suffering from water pollution caused by major industrial and municipal facilities.