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Watershed Moment: The Past, Present and Future of Big Darby Creek

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Watershed Moment: The Past, Present and Future of Big Darby Creek

Mussel Memories There’s more to freshwater mussels than meets the eye, mostly because you can’t readily see them. They lurk under the substrate of a river, in the dark places between rocks and pebbles. You can go and stand at the edge of the cool, lapping water and you might see some fish here and […]

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Big Darby Creek Added to ‘Most Endangered’ List

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Big Darby Creek Added to ‘Most Endangered’ List

American Rivers, a national environmental advocacy organization, has identified Big Darby Creek as one of the country’s 10 most endangered rivers for the year 2019. The American Rivers report lists the potential for development and urban sprawl in the Darby watershed as the primary threats to the creek’s ecosystem. The Big Darby Creek is a […]

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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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