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One Year After Toledo, Our Waters Still at Risk

Margie Alt | Posted 08.01.2015 | Green
Margie Alt

To prevent problems like this from happening year after year, we need stronger safeguards to crack down on pollution from industrial agriculture. The Ohio legislature last year took the long overdue step of banning application of manure on frozen ground. That's a start.

I Got a Good Job Right Out of High School Thanks to CTE

Joseph Neyhart | Posted 06.11.2015 | Education
Joseph Neyhart

Not many people can say they got a job -- a good job, the kind that marks the beginning of a real career -- right out of high school. But I can.

June, Weddings and Father's Day

Barbara Hammond | Posted 06.05.2015 | Fifty
Barbara Hammond

It's June, the month of Father's Day and weddings. With that in mind, I thought I would combine the two in one post about my favorite step-father and my wedding many years ago.

Ag Lobby Paints Itself Into a Conservation Corner

Donald Carr | Posted 06.01.2015 | Green
Donald Carr

We should be paying farmers to do the right thing. Conservation needs to be viewed as a crop since incentives will be key to water quality and GHG reduction efforts. But if the ultimate goal is clean water and agriculture productivity, then the ag lobby is going to have to fight hard and loud for conservation funding.

Fox News Host Wonders If Clinton's Chipotle Stop Was 'Hispanic Outreach'

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 05.24.2015 | Latino Voices

Fox News host Andrea Tantaros wondered Tuesday whether Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton recently stopped at a Chipotle outside Toledo, ...

Drinking Water: A Human Right at Risk in America

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

Imagine life without running water. Imagine the ordeal of having to find water not only to stay hydrated but also to bathe, clean, and cook. Imagine the challenge of caring for infants, the sick, or the elderly when the tap runs dry. Over the past year, hundreds of thousands of Americans have had to live out this nightmare.

Road Trip to Ohio's "The Spot"

Jill Shomer | Posted 04.13.2015 | Travel
Jill Shomer

A group of Instagrammers came together in Columbus, Ohio, on February 5th for the opening of the Mobile Photo Now exhibit at the Columbus Museum of Ar...

The 10 Most Important Water Stories in 2014

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 03.21.2015 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

California's multi-year drought grew dire enough in 2014 to prompt Governor Jerry Brown to declare a drought emergency in January. By the end of the year, California had experienced the driest and hottest 36 months in its 119-year instrumental record.

It's a Long Way From Texas to Toledo

Donald Carr | Posted 01.10.2015 | Green
Donald Carr

Lead by the American Farm Bureau Federation, the U.S. agriculture lobby has relentlessly pushed back against new Environmental Protection Agency proposed rules for improving U.S. water quality.

End the Algae Assault: Great Lakes Mayors Should Push for Clean Power Plan and Clean Water Protection Rule

Henry Henderson | Posted 11.23.2014 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

It is amazing, spooky and utterly unacceptable for the citizens of a civilized nation to be deprived of safe and sufficient water because of pollution and inadequate infrastructure -- especially when they are perched at the edge of the Great Lakes.

Economy or Environment? We Need Both.

Joe S. Whitworth | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
Joe S. Whitworth

I remember as a kid walking the fields with my grandfather. He said, "No man has the right to take more from the land than the land itself can withstand." That balanced approach made sense to me when I was six, and it still makes sense to me today.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

If It's Not Their Water Being Banned, Americans Shrug Off Safety Concerns | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.13.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- More than a week after authorities lifted the tap water ban in Toledo, Ohio, a wary Darlene Blakely is still trying to remember not to t...

The 'Perfect Storm' Behind Toledo's Toxic Tap Water

Terrance Heath | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics
Terrance Heath

Toledo's water crisis is over, for now, but the "perfect storm" that created it rages on.

Is Toxic Algae Good for You?

Rachel Smolker | Posted 10.08.2014 | Green
Rachel Smolker

The effort to produce algae biofuels has been underway for many, many years, though you wouldn't know it given that there are still virtually none being produced at commercial scale. The hype about making "cheap, abundant fuels with nothing but sunlight and water" remains in spite of the reality on the ground.

'Green News Report' - August 5, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.05.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Drinking water ban in Ohio's 4th largest city is over -- for now; Mine ...

Holy Toledo! No Clean Water

Richard Stearns | Posted 10.04.2014 | Religion
Richard Stearns

Think of it this way: for the amount of money Americans spend on soda for one year ($65 billion), we could bring clean water to all those who need it . . . for life.

Toledo's Troubles: Vivid Example of Why We Need to Act on Climate and Clean Water

Henry Henderson | Posted 04.22.2015 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

The troubles in Toledo this weekend might seem the stuff of science fiction, but the truth is that a major American city, perched along the Great Lakes just went three days without drinking water after pollution poisoned their supply.

Where I'm From Is Not Actually Where I'm From

Stephen Mariani | Posted 08.05.2014 | Chicago
Stephen Mariani

"Where are you from?" It's a simple question, but for a generation of 20-somethings constantly trying to find themselves and where they belong, it's so much more than that.

Attorney For Amish Family Says Forced Chemo Order Violates Their Rights

AP | JOHN SEEWER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A judge's decision appointing a guardian to make medical decisions for an Amish girl after her parents stopped her chemotherapy ...

WATCH: Wild Game-Ending Triple Play

Posted 09.03.2013 | Sports

Down 4-1 in the top of the ninth on Saturday night, the Triple-A Columbus Clippers (Indians affiliate) had the tying-run at the plate with no outs and...

82nd & Fifth: MY FIRST TIME by George Goldner

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 04.29.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

El Greco's View of Toledo is the first picture that attracted curator George Goldner to art when he was just ten years old. "To me the works of art th...

Grandfather Finds 5 Relatives Dead In Garage

AP | JOHN SEEWER | Posted 01.13.2013 | Crime

TOLEDO, Ohio — Three children, their uncle, and their grandmother were found dead inside a garage Monday in what appears to be a murder-suicide ...

What it Feels Like When Someone Sets Fire To Your Place Of Worship

Beenish Ahmed | Posted 12.11.2012 | Religion
Beenish Ahmed

That one man with a match has shaken an entire community of people from countries around the world who have made this sleepy corner of Ohio their home, in many cases, because of the mosque.

Ohio Man Charged In Shooting Of Ex-Girlfriend, Sister

AP | JOHN SEEWER and JEFF KAROUB | Posted 09.15.2012 | Crime

BLISSFIELD, Mich. — A search that began over the weekend continued Monday for a 38-year-old Ohio man charged in the fatal shootings of his ex-gi...

My Trip to Madrid

Michael Kaiser | Posted 09.15.2012 | Home
Michael Kaiser

Fundraising is a new concept in Spain; like most European countries, the government has been, by far, the major underwriter of arts programming. But major fiscal challenges facing the nation have forced the government to make substantial cuts to arts funding