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Artist Uses Coal Mine Sludge To Create Hauntingly Beautiful Paintings

For many rivers and creeks in the foothills of southeastern Ohio, the clear, cold water is only a memory. Thanks to decades of coal mining, these creeks are full of acidic wastewater runoff. Instead o…

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How Cookies and Jello Help Explain Climate Change

My preschoolers ask a lot of questions. Parents know that their children’s curiosities come in the form of relentless questions. On a recent trip to Lake Erie to visit the beach where I've spent many …

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Get Toxins Out of Your Mattress

The time has come to purchase a new mattress. My original plan was to go to a warehouse bedding store and purchase a new mattress. But then I visited my friend who had just bought a new mattress and t…

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God Is Green: My Religion And The Environment

Over the years, science has become more and more open to interpretation, and this means heated debates over what should be a simple fact: the Earth’s climate is changing. As if the debates between the…

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The Summer of Love

I just returned to San Francisco after spending the summer with my mother and my daughter. Three generations of Rankin women spent five weeks at my mother’s Ohio lake house - swimming, Slip ‘n’ Slidin…

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Wild Animal Ownership Banned in Ohio

As one of his last efforts, outgoing Governor of Ohio Ted Strickland has placed an emergency ban on the buying or selling of wild predators such as bears, wolves, primates, alligators, venomous snakes…

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Ohio Launches Its Largest Solar Farm

A twelve megawatt solar farm on over 80 acres in Wyandot County was recently launched. It is generating enough electricity to power 9,000 homes. Governor Ted Strickland said, "Today we are flipping th…

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