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The first of two test cases that could potentially help settle more than 3,500 similar lawsuits against chemical giant DuPont has begun in Ohio federal court.

Western Drought Shifts Economic Power To Great Lakes States

Aug 13, 2015
WOSU composite

Much of the western United State remains mired in drought. While those states might not have much water, Ohio and other Great Lakes states are flush with fresh water, and that’s changing power dynamics and the region’s economic influence. 

Budget Amendment Lets People Mow Reservoir Buffers

Jul 7, 2015
Wikipedia Commons

An amendment to the next state budget lets people mow and remove natural buffers to reservoirs, even if the buffer zone is owned by the local city. 

Fertilizer, Algae and Our Water

Jan 9, 2014

11:00 Tap water tasting odd? Columbus is spending $600,000 to treat algae in water from the Hoover Reservoir. Though this algae is believed to be safe for consumption,  the farm fertilizer runoff producing algal blooms is causing changes to our ecosystem. This hour we'll get an update on filtration efforts, and talk about a program designed to curb nutrient runoff. Guests