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...
This installment of Natural Cleveland takes a closer look at the flora and fauna of the typical backyard in the region. What animals you see are often a result of the type of "landscape" you create.
We've heard it argued that transit embodies the Conservative ideal. It is certainly fiscally constrained and a more efficient use of scarce public resources than investing in single-occupant vehicles. Don't take our word for it. That was the central theme in a report penned by Paul Weyrich, "father" of the right-wing movement and co-founder of the Heritage Foundation and William...
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10 best ecological restoration >
Cities are healthier as a whole when nature is invited in.
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We're at the shore of Lake Erie, but we still have good reasons to conserve
Eco-friendly landscapes >
We look inside two local guides to native landscaping and their benefits.