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If sprawl meant jobs...

David Beach  |  10/11/06 @ 10:58am

What should Ohio's next governor do to help redevelop the state's cities and towns? The essential policy ideas are contained in a candidates' briefing book released by Greater Ohio, the nonprofit citizen's campaign for smarter growth. If Sprawl Meant Jobs, Ohio Would Have Full Employment: Policies for Redeveloping a Great State explains how the state can create a vision for sustainable land...more

Lead shots

David Beach  |  09/28/06 @ 2:06pm

News that the U.S. Coast Guard is conducting live-ammo weapons training on Lake Erie is raising concerns on both sides of the lake. Here's a Canadian news story that mocks the idea that we need to militarize the Great Lakes (are hoards of terrorists really flooding across the lakes by boat?) and wonders if innocent boaters will be accidentally sprayed by machine...more

Death of environmental news?

David Beach  |  09/12/06 @ 11:28am

In the coming months, we may be hearing a lot less about the quality of air, water, and the ecosystems that sustain our lives in Northern Ohio. That's because financial pressures and staff changes are turning local environmental beat reporters into a threatened species.The job of the respected dean of local environmental reporters, Bob Downing of the Akron Beacon Journal, has been up in the...more

UN's Kofi Annan to speak at Case on sustainable business

David Beach  |  09/10/06 @ 6:04pm

The list of prestigious speakers keeps growing at Case Weatherhead's upcoming conference on the teaching of sustainable business. Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations will open the three-day conference on October 23. Other speakers at the Business as an Agent of World Benefit Global Forum will include leading executives and scholars such as C.K Prahalad, University of Michigan; Peter Senge, MIT; Warren...more

New energy for cities

David Beach  |  08/14/06 @ 10:37pm

In the absence of federal leadership, cities are leading the way to a sustainable energy economy in the U.S., according to "New Energy for Cities," a study by the Apollo Alliance. The study includes four Ohio communities — Cleveland (for investing in clean transit projects, such as the RTA Silver Line along Euclid Avenue), Bowling Green (for its municipal wind turbine farm), Canton (for building energy retrofits by the...more

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