We are fortunate to be on a Great Lake and have an abundant supply of fresh water. But there are still good reasons to conserve.
What can urbanites see in nature during the month of August? This installment takes a look and offers some of the more commonly found examples of flora and fauna in Northeast Ohio.
Summer heat can be serious. In 1995, a heat wave in Chicago claimed 514 lives. Mortality increases 20% on days when temperatures go above 90 degrees, researchers have found. Heat waves are especially deadly for elderly, lower-income residents of buildings that lack air conditioning and shade trees. Heat waves also strain the power grid as more air conditioners are turned on....
Active transportation, writes the Ohio Department of Transportation, is: "Human-powered transportation that engages people in healthy physical activity while they travel from place to place. People walking, bicycling, using strollers, wheelchairs/mobility devices, skateboarding, and rollerblading are engaged in active transportation. Active transportation supports transit use, since many people reach transit stops using active travel modes. The benefits of active transportation include reducing health risks...
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