They have been gathering for years to advocate for nature in Northeast Ohio. They are park rangers, wetlands biologists, wildlife specialists, and conservationists getting their hands dirty on a daily basis in natural areas. Increasingly, they have become the voice for nature in a region that has lost many acres of forests and wetlands to unplanned development.
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Because it is shallow and warm, Erie is the most biologically diverse of the Great Lakes. 15,000 years ago, the lake formed as retreating mile-high glaciers scoured the land. Only 24 feet from the hard limestone in the western basin, but shale in the east basin is more pliable and went down 210 feet. Arguably, Lake Erie’s next geological event of...
Plastic is no longer something we throw away, Dr. Sherri Mason, co-principal investigator on a landmark study that found micro plastics, pieces small enough to not see with the naked eye, in significant quantities in Lake Erie, told a Cleveland City Club audience this week.
A recent exchange with a colleague about the health of Lake Erie ended in something of a stalemate. We both shared concerns about water quality and environmental degradation and how the lake, our drinking water supply, will be affected by harmful algae blooms, climate change-induced weather, and the creation of artificial reefs off the coast of Cleveland from the soil...
Sunday's rains flooded out parts of Cleveland—cars were seen literally floating along Euclid Avenue, that is, if they could reach University Circle at all with multiple road closures causing a Monday morning ruckus. By Tuesday, the area dodged another episode as rain turned to snow. Before the next spring torrent arrives, let’s talk about what extreme weather events like this...
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