Category Archives: Environment

fracking well ohio

Ohio can’t afford the GOP’s massive giveaway to the oil & gas industry

In March 2012, the Ohio House of Representatives introduced HB 487, a bill which included changes to the way that Ohio taxes oil and gas extraction in the state. Ohio’s… Read more »

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Africa’s Great Lakes were central to human evolution

Cross-posted from Drink Local. Drink Tap., Inc. If you’ve ever felt inexplicably drawn to Lake Erie or any of the other Great Lakes, you’re not alone. In fact, that attraction… Read more »

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Bringing Natural Resources to the Table: ELI, UNEP Launch New Environmental Peacebuilding Platform

I have a guest post up at the Wilson Center’s New Security Beat on environmental peacebuilding and the work that the UN Environment Programme and the Environmental Law Institute are… Read more »

dead fish algae bloom

Recent court case could help address toxic algae issues in Lake Erie, around the country

Cross posted from Drink Local. Drink Tap., Inc.: The federal district court for the Eastern District of Louisiana issued a decision (PDF) on Friday, September 20 that could have wide-reaching implications… Read more »

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Welcome to tropical Cleveland, Part 2.5: Great Lakes ecosystem also vulnerable to climate change

I know I said my next post would be on what Cleveland can do/is doing to address its vulnerability to heat-related mortality related to climate change. But it’s my website,… Read more »

Ugandan child collecting water

Celebrating World Water Week & supporting Drink Local. Drink Tap., Inc.

I’ve been doing some work with Drink Local. Drink Tap., Inc., a Cleveland-based NGO that focuses on promoting clean water both locally and in the Great Lakes region of Africa. The organization… Read more »