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Scream for the Cuyahoga

David Beach  |  11/14/07 @ 4:51pm

We had to show off this drawing that Ohio Canal Corridor is using to promote its RiverSweep clean-up day this year. The tag line is: "Don't just scream about the environment...Do something about it!"For more about volunteering at RiverSweep on May 6, go here. It's a great way to help clean up places in the Cuyahoga Valley where someday a new trail...more

Sprawl in the Western Reserve

David Beach  |  11/14/07 @ 4:50pm

Even though we aren't growing much in Northeast Ohio, we are consuming land at a rapid rate as new communities are developed at the edges of the metropolitan area. This outward expansion of development occurs gradually, subdivision by subdivision, so it's often hard to appreciate the magnitude of the change.To help you understand the extent of this land-use transformation, we have...more

Avon calling

David Beach  |  11/14/07 @ 3:53pm

The decision about whether to allow a new I-90 interchange in the Lorain County community of Avon is shaping up as a major test of regionalism. The question is whether one city at the edge of the metropolitan area will be able to shape the transportation system to promote more sprawling, automobile-dependent growth - growth which many communities in western Cuyahoga...more

Decision time for Burke Lakefront Airport

David Beach  |  11/14/07 @ 3:52pm

One of the most important decisions about the future of Cleveland's lakefront could take place in the coming weeks, as the City of Cleveland decides whether to close the 450-acre Burke Lakefront Airport or plan to improve it. Previous lakefront planning by the city had left the fate of the airport undecided. Mayor Frank Jackson now wants to settle the issue.At an informational...more

Green Pages from Earth Day

David Beach  |  11/14/07 @ 3:00pm

In time for this Sunday's EarthFest, the Earth Day Coalition has placed its Green Pages directory of environmental groups online. It's a useful way to to be introduced to the organizations working to improve the environment in Northeast Ohio. As an aside, we're noticing that more and more local nonprofits are abandoning print publications. Earth Day co-director Chris Trepal says that...more

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