Environment

Columbus Officials Issue Nitrate Water Advisory

Jun 8, 2015
Water faucet
Flickr: Luis

The City of Columbus has issued a nitrate advisory for the Dublin Road water plant. 

Columbus Parks Earn Mediocre Rating

May 20, 2015
Sam Howzit / Flickr

The Trust for Public Land has ranked Columbus' park system as fair. The city scored a mediocre rating, 57 out of 75 cities across the country, when it comes to the size and accessibility to city parks.

Watchdog Report Says No Evidence Kasich Swayed Permits For Coal Industry

May 8, 2015
Coal
Flickr / Creative Commons

The state’s top internal investigator has completed his report after accusations that the governor’s office swayed water quality permit decisions based on political pressure.

The Role of Healthy Bees

May 8, 2015
PollyDot / Pixabay

The Ohio Statehouse is now buzzing with more than jus political intrigue. A new beehive was added to the Capitol Square on Earth Day. We discuss the new residents of the Statehouse and look at the role of bees in our ecosystem.

US House Approves Money For Ohio Uranium Plant Cleanup

May 1, 2015
Aerial photo

The House has approved a measure that could provide extra money for the cleanup of a Cold War-era uranium plant in southern Ohio, though the White House is threatening to veto it.

Bill Would Offer Incentives For CNG-Powered Vehicles

May 1, 2015
CNG station
Flickr / Creative Commons

Two state lawmakers are reigniting their effort to encourage the use of compressed natural gas, or CNG, to fuel cars. But the bill will have to go through a Legislature that just voted to get rid of some alternative fuel requirements.

Tom Borgerding / WOSU News

State and local emergency leaders will spend the next days and weeks refining evacuation procedures at Buckeye Lake after this weekend's drill.

Residents are coping with lower levels as the state rebuilds the lake's ailing dam.

State sets construction, dock rules at Ohio's Buckeye Lake

Apr 15, 2015
Buckeye Lake
Ohio EPA

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has set new construction and dock policies at central Ohio's Buckeye Lake, where federal officials have warned a deteriorating dam could fail.

Jeb Bush Praises Ohio Drilling Boon Ahead Of Speech

Apr 14, 2015
Jeb Bush
Bradley Parks

GOP White House prospect Jeb Bush is praising the economic potential of swing-state Ohio's drilling industry even as the state's Republican governor pushes a tax hike on drillers.

A national environmental group has launched a $500,000 ad campaign against U.S. Sen. Rob Portman in Ohio claiming a federal budget amendment he introduced could undercut the enforceability of the federal Clean Air Act.

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