70 years ago, Battelle Labs on King Avenue did work to help develop the first atomic bomb. The research proved critical to the American war effort in the mid 1940s. But, the success came at a cost to workers at Battelle and three Ohio nuclear weapons plants. Now, the federal government is paying claims.
Life on Fire: Ash Runners
WOSU TV has been airing the special “Life on Fire” Wednesday nights at 10pm after “NOVA”. It’s an amazing program series all about volcanoes and their habitats. Beautiful video and fascinating stories, I encourage you to take a look.
In this coming week’s episode, we’re on the volcanic island of New-Britain off the coast of Papua, New Guinea. A handful of animals have learned to live with the Earth’s movements and when ash from a volcanic eruption invades their habitat, the choice is simple: leave or stay and adapt. In truth, it’s not that easy, since volcanoes and their actions are unpredictable and each creature responds in its own way. This episode presents the reactions of strange birds, mischievous hermit crabs and flying foxes as well as the majestic Priamus butterflies.
“Life on Fire: Ash Runners” airs Wednesday, January 30 at 10pm on WOSU TV with an encore presentation Thursday, January 31 at 10pm on our WOSU PLUS service.