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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

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U.N. says greenhouse gases at record high in 2011

The main global warming pollutant reached a record high level in the air in 2011, the U.N. weather agency said today. 

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New wells to dispose of 'fracking' waste in the works in Ohio again

State oil and gas regulators have approved plans for new disposal wells for “fracking” waste, the first since a series of earthquakes shook Youngstown in December. 

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources signed off on permits to allow four such wells, one each in Athens and Portage counties and two in Washington County, last week. The agency is mulling applications to build another 30 disposal wells.

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Governors call for renewing wind energy tax credit

Warning that tens of thousands of jobs are at stake, governors in wind energy states Tuesday called on Congress to renew an expiring tax break.

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Incentives needed for creating clean energy

To the Editor:

 

The News Journal's recent article "Solar moving slowly in Ohio" did a great job of highlighting why clean energy is an important part of what's powering Ohio, providing pollution-free energy that keeps our economy going and our air clean, while creating thousands of jobs in clean energy production and manufacturing right here in our state.

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News Release | Environment Ohio

Global Warming Threatens World Coffee Production

In honor of National Coffee Day, Environment Ohio is holding a Coffee Clutch in Cincinnati to show Ohioans how climate change caused by carbon pollution is making it harder for coffee lovers to enjoy their cup of Joe because of lower crop yields and higher prices. Environment Ohio is urging support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s recently proposed limits on industrial carbon pollution from new power plants, which will not threatens only our morning cup of coffee, but also the health of American children and families.

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