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Columbus Among 20 Cities Chosen for Climate Change Mitigation Program

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Columbus Among 20 Cities Chosen for Climate Change Mitigation Program

As the world faces down a tightened timeline to address climate change, Columbus has been chosen for a unique opportunity. Named one of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ winning cities in the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge, Columbus will set out on a two-year accelerated program that will help the city achieve its carbon reduction goals. Columbus and […]

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OSU Professor Discusses Ohio’s ‘Feathered Superhighway’ at Columbus Science Pub

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea OSU Professor Discusses Ohio’s ‘Feathered Superhighway’ at Columbus Science Pub

It was an unusually cool August day at COSI’s CityView Patio, a perfect reminder that the migratory birds of the Western Hemisphere will soon make their epic journey south for the winter. On their way to South America or the Caribbean, many of those birds will stop and recharge in Ohio, especially on the shores […]

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Community Science Night

  Community Science Night

The National Audubon Society has many amazing Community Science initiatives. During this Conservation Connections program we will be explaining Hummingbirds at Home, Project Feederwatch, Lights Out! Central Ohio, and Climate Watch, with two of the best scientists in the area; Matt Shumar of Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative, and Michael Goldman Conservation Manager at the Grange […]

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Bill on Energy Policy Threatens National Park System

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Bill on Energy Policy Threatens National Park System

Local environmentalists are rallying support in opposition to an energy bill currently moving through the U.S. Congress. The Energy Policy Modernization Act would “create or improve several programs designed to increase energy efficiency in buildings, require significant upgrades to the electrical grid… expedite liquid natural gas exports, loosen permitting rules for construction of natural gas […]

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Michelle Mills Talks Environment and Development in Re-Election Bid

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Michelle Mills Talks Environment and Development in Re-Election Bid

Michelle Mills, who will appear on the ballot for Tuesday’s primary as she runs for re-election, leads the Columbus City Council’s Development Committee and became the inaugural chairwoman of the Environment Committee in 2014. As she pursues another term in office, the incumbent Democrat has a number of ideas that seem to bridge her two […]

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Seismological Study Confirms Fracking Caused Ohio Earthquakes

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Seismological Study Confirms Fracking Caused Ohio Earthquakes

A new study published in the Seismological Society of America has confirmed that fracking operations by the Hilcorp Energy company were responsible for a series of small earthquakes in Poland Township, Ohio. The earthquakes occurred in March of 2014 and ranged in magnitude between 2.1 and 3.0, large enough to be felt by people on […]

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Mayor Coleman to Unveil New Green Community Plan

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Mayor Coleman to Unveil New Green Community Plan

The newest version of the five-year Columbus Green Community Plan will go into effect this week. Up until Dec. 17, residents had the opportunity to review the draft of the plan and offer feedback to the city and on Friday, Mayor Michael Coleman will unveil the final draft. The plan lays out a number of […]

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