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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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City Seeking Input on New Green Community Plan

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea City Seeking Input on New Green Community Plan

On the first day of Christmas, Michael Coleman gave to you the five-year community sustainability plan. And just like when your mother used to insist you write your great aunt a card telling her how much you liked her Christmas present, the city hopes you will provide feedback on the sustainability plan before Dec. 17. […]

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City of Columbus Begins Research on Plastic Bag Restrictions

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea City of Columbus Begins Research on Plastic Bag Restrictions

Following recent bans and restrictions on single-use plastic bags in several states and municipalities across the country, the office of Mayor Michael Coleman is resolved to formulate a similar policy for Columbus. How exactly to protect the city from being polluted by plastic grocery bags is a task which has fallen in part on David […]

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Columbus Zoo Celebrating New Babies

Anne Evans Anne Evans Columbus Zoo Celebrating New Babies

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium expanded its animal family over the weekend with the birth of a male dama gazelle and a bonobo whose sex is still unknown. This marks the 14th bonobo born at the Zoo, and fourth baby for mother “Ana Neema”. The first bonobos arrived at the zoo in 1990 as part […]

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