Environment

Drought Devastation

Jul 25, 2011

Bone-Dry conditions across nearly a third of the lower 48 states are leading some farmers to run their wells dry to irrigate fields...and forcing ranchers to sell off entire herds of cattle. From Florida to Arizona, a drought has reached historic levels in the U.S. We’re not alone. Around the globe, drought conditions are causing famine in the horn of Africa, in England and elsewhere. What causes drought and why does it persist? We'll discuss this and more today on All Sides with Ann Fisher. Guests:

Ohio and the Global Clean Energy Race

Apr 27, 2011

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid returned on Monday from from a week-long visit to China, after meeting with high-ranking Chinese officials. Reid came back impressed by advances China was making with clean energy. He stated... “China isn’t investing so heavily in clean energy just because it’s good for the environment - it’s doing so because it’s good for the economyâ€? (AFP).

Once Spring arrives, snow melt and spring rains create seasonal wetlands, and with them, a lush world that exists for only a few months each year. Thousands of different organisms comprise what are called "vernal pools." But they are disappearing. Ninety percent of these forms of wetlands in Ohio have disappeared over the course of the last 200 years.

The history of coal mining in America and the human and environmental costs of our reliance on coal for energy, with journalist and Coal Free Future project founder <strong>Jeff Biggers</strong>.

Eco-Friendly Companies and Greener Living

Dec 28, 2009

Companies producing eco-friendly products and easy steps toward living a greener lifestyle, with former Audubon magazine editor-in-chief and Whole Green Catalog editor Michael Robbins.

Author and journalist Colin Beaven talks about his year-long project in which he, his wife, his daughter and his dog attempted to live in New York City with as little environmental impact as possible.

Environmentalists say Ohio is allowing polluters to damage the health of many residents, particularly the state's poorest and minorities. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports, the environmentalists say a special commission is needed to clear the air.

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