In late 2015, the Ohio Supreme Court sided with the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District and re-instated its Stormwater Management Program. NEORSD will soon start charging fees to property owners based on how much hard or paved surface they build. Stormwater can make pollution and damage from water flooding off pavement and rooftops into rivers, streams and Lake Erie worse. The Court...
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In Ohio, the news lately is filled with stories that pit industry against the environment. But the storylines, and the accounting of costs, are often more complicated. Take, for example, the New York Times story last Friday on “The Connection Between Cleaner Air and Longer Lives." Economics professor and head of the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago, Michael...
Imagine instead of retiring to a golf community, you had the choice of a small house in a beautiful park located on a reforested lot in Cleveland. Or in a community on a sustainable farm in the Cuyahoga Valley surrounded by forest on all sides. Is it a utopian dream? Or the new American dream?
What’s inspiring about the Chad Pegracke story is how a young man who grew up with the Mississippi River literally at his door step could see the giant cesspool the river had become not as a limiting force. Somehow, it didn’t make him want to give up and throw another 55-gallon drum, fridge, TV or sofa in like everyone else.
The Toledo water crisis may have fallen off the front page of the news, but not before a prime suspect was identified. The deadly toxin that shut off the tap for 500,000 people in August comes from algae in Lake Erie fed by fertilizer running off of big, conventional farms in Northern Ohio.
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- Looking for something to do on EarthDay? How about eliminating all the litter in #CLE https://t.co/FTH5APmGVi
about 7 hours ago via Twitter
- Looking forward to tonight’s 2nd part to the 2018 Race, Food & Justice Conference. https://t.co/Zv7adZqtfO
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- “The long-term imbalance is due to the auto-oriented, spread out nature of our development pattern” https://t.co/XNfahkEnVk
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