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How will Cleveland address shrinkage?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/15/06 @ 4:26pm

With the 2005 American Community Survey recently published, the Plain Dealer has reported that Cleveland's population continues to drop. Despite former Mayor Campbell's 2003 initiative to boost the city past the 500,000 mark, it appears now that Cleveland is on track to drop below 400,000 residents by this time next year. Though it may seem counterintuitive, can this be seen...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

Blowing in the wind

Kim Palmer  |  08/09/06 @ 3:13pm

With the recent spate of hot sticky weather, it may seem that our wind potential has something to be desired. But according to the American Wind Energy Association, based on Ohio’s average wind power output potential, the state could produce 4 billion kilowatt hours ranking it 36th in the nation.Unfortunately in terms of wind energy projects installed, Ohio ranks below...more

Case strives to act sustainably

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/07/06 @ 2:28pm

In November 2005, Case Western Reserve University Provost John Anderson formed an Energy Advisory Committee with the goal of reducing Case’s energy consumption by 15 percent and fostering a cultural shift toward a more “sustainable” campus. Since then, the committee has been amassing, organizing, and presenting data of the campus’ behaviors as the first step in designing its strategic plan...more

Hotter than blazes

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/04/06 @ 12:22pm

As temperatures topped 100 degrees in Northeast Ohio this week, it brought to mind the perennial Ozone Action Days and... just what the heck do they mean? Also, with the deadline for Northeast Ohio’s air pollution control plan looming, we ask NOACA Senior Environmental Planner Pamela Davis about actions the regional transportation planning agency will take to improve the air...more

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