Environment

Green Energy's Past and Future

Feb 25, 2013

10:00 It's easy to view the evolution from  horse-drawn carriage to jetliner as a straight line of increasing energy consumption, but Atlantic editor Alexis Magrigal tells us that's not the case. In this hour, Madrigal will discuss his book, Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology, in which he investigates why so many alternative energy projects have been abandoned, and the opportunities that lie ahead. Guests

Air Pollution in Ohio

Nov 10, 2011

10:00 Twenty-one years ago Congress passed the Clean Air Act to clean up toxic air pollution, but the regulatory system in place still leaves many American communities exposed to risky concentrations of benzene, formaldehyde, mercury and many other hazardous chemicals. An investigation by NPR and The Center for Public Integrity found that almost 400 power plants, refineries, chemical plants and other industrial facilities are "high priority violators" of the Clean Air Act... And half of those plants are in six states: Ohio, Texas, Illinois, Louisiana, Wisconsin and Indiana.

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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