Several hundred people gathered Tuesday night in east Columbus to protest a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
Developers of a West Side casino broke ground Monday despite an on-going battle with the city of Columbus over water and sewer rights. WOSU reports developer Penn National Gaming plans to move forward with construction.
Franklin County Commissioners passed a resolution that will get clean water to neighborhoods in so-called “pockets of pollution.” But WOSU reports the agreement comes on the heels of a fall out between the City of Columbus and the West Side casino developers giving the city an advantage in the annexation debate.
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.
A non-profit consumer advocacy group wants Congress to keep schools from buying lunch milk that contains artificial growth hormones. But dairy farmers say any changes to the bill would hurt farmers that choose to use the treatments.
WOSU’s Kim Fox spoke with Brian Pitzer, president and CEO of Dublin-based Vitality Distributing. Pitzer produces and distributes Avitae, naturally caffeinated bottled water.
One of many Earth Day projects in Central Ohio took place at Linworth High School in Worthington. Students and volunteers planted a rain garden. WOSU’s Kim Fox reports.
Since the 1960s the standard way for a woman to give birth is at a hospital. While the numbers of mothers choosing to give birth at home may be increasing, the increase is slight. But one method of giving birth is gaining popularity among women who do want to deliver at home – and that’s the water birth.
A deal that’s supposed to prevent Great Lakes water from being diverted to other parts of the US and the world got dammed up in the legislature last session. It may be reintroduced very soon, but one lawmaker is trying to turn the tide against it.
Under pressure from the Ohio EPA, the City of Columbus is planning to build a tunnel system to handle surges in storm water runoff.
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.