National Public Radio reported this morning about the woes of Toledo, a city of 284,012 people who’ve had no drinking water for three days because of a toxin known as microcystis which comes from algea growing in Lake Erie. The algae is a by-product of synthetic fertilizer (and animal waste) from farms and from grass-filled yards where is being spread in...
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Oscar Romo confides that sustainable cities are a dream during an off-air moment to me and Corrie Slawson. We’ve come to the end of our three-week residency at TJinChina, a project space in Tijuana, Mexico where artists and writers from around the globe exchange ideas, dialogue and produce work, and Romo is interviewing us about Cleveland, its history, and our...
Cleveland’s enviable geography as a water abundant place in the Great Lakes basin is on my mind as I’m driven from Tijuana’s center to its sprawling suburban area east of the city at the border between the U.S. and Baja California, Mexico. Armando Ramos, a landscape designer who dabbles in development and environmental activism, is leading me on a quick tour...
Northeast Ohio has an amazing new place to learn how to take care of water—the Watershed Stewardship Center at Cleveland Metroparks West Creek Reservation. The center combines research, education, and community action to promote the protection of urban watersheds. The slideshow below shows many of the center’s stormwater management features and exhibits.
The plan for the Opportunity Corridor categorically underestimates its environmental impact, the Environmental Protection Agency informed Ohio’s Department of Transportation (ODOT).
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