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Green news, reflections, and stories from Ohio's leading environmental advocates.

October 8, 2015

The chemicals found in sport fish and game are often persistent and bio accumulative. Although you may not see effects after eating it once, the chemicals will build up in your body and could show their negative side effects over time

October 6, 2015

By Mary Reed, author of Hiking Ohio: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hikes

The dedication to my guide book, Hiking Ohio, reads “To all the Ohio conservationists, past and present, who have had the foresight to protect our wild places. Without them this book would not be possible.” With that in mind, here are four hikes around the Buckeye State that are an excellent way to enjoy the changing colors of the fall landscape.

October 2, 2015

Alex owns and operates a 30-acre organic farm in Northeastern Ohio. If you’re lucky enough to ever visit his farm, you’ll see antique farm equipment, tidy vegetable beds of greens and beets, beautiful brown hens laying eggs, and horses running down a hillside pasture. This place is special. And unfortunately, not too many farms like it are still around in Ohio.

October 2, 2015

The Ohio Environmental Council and our partner groups across the country organized to bring hundreds of citizen supporters before the EPA. Not only did we garner significant press attention, but we outnumber the oil and gas industry 92 to 2 in comments supporting the new standard!

October 1, 2015

Not only does it ignore the assignment to truly weigh the costs and benefits of Ohio's clean energy standards, this report leaves me questioning if they did any studying at all.

September 24, 2015

Issue 1 will amend the Ohio Constitution to reform how district lines are drawn for the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Senate. Right about now you may be wondering, What possible connection is there between clean air and water and how politicians draw the lines for their Statehouse districts? The connection is actually quite stark.

September 8, 2015

By Kristy MeyerManaging Director, Agricultural, Health & Clean Water Programs
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When I was in college I lived in the Belizean jungle for three and half months interning for National Geographic.

I lived out of a tent, washed my three pairs of clothes on a rock with water, and washed my hands with a British army configured washing station made out of an old coffee can, rocks, and soap - just add water. I also drank the water right from a stream that flowed out of a mountain. I thoroughly loved this experience, despite being eaten by horse flies and pulling thorns out of my hands and forehead from time to time.

September 3, 2015

Today, I’d like to take you on a virtual hike of the area. I hope our virtual hike will give you a clearer picture of why this beautiful place is so special and worthy of protection.

August 27, 2015

So, here's the fine print in FirstEnergy's plan: the company is proposing to lock customers into a 15-year scheme to buy electricity from their old, inefficient coal-fired power plants, and one of its poorly maintained nuclear plants. If the PUCO approves their plan, folks will be on the hook for up to $3 billion!

August 25, 2015

Methane is the primary component of natural gas and comes packaged with other pollutants including VOCs and air toxics. VOCs are volatile organic compounds and they are the key ingredient in ground-level ozone, also known as smog. Smog has been linked to a variety of serious health problems including asthma attacks, increased respiratory problems and early death from respiratory and cardiovascular problems.

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