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LISTEN: A trip down the crooked river

Let's listen into the babbling sounds of the Cuyahoga River with Jane Goodman.

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www.post-gazette.com
Toxics

Ohio lawmakers poised to end nuclear bailout embroiled in bribery scandal

After months of indecision, state lawmakers appear ready to finally kill the $1 billion nuclear plant bailout at the heart of a $61 million Statehouse bribery scandal.

clevelandmagazine.com
Toxics

Why Cleveland needs to recycle better

The city's recycling shutdown, due to Cleveland's high rate of dirty recyclables, should be a lesson to us all.
www.clevescene.com
Toxics

Cleveland could have received Ohio EPA money to reduce trash in recycling, but it never applied

The grants were designed to invest in education and outreach, to teach and empower Ohio residents to recycle properly. The City of Cleveland did not apply.

www.cleveland.com
Toxics

ArcelorMittal agrees to pay $5 million to settle claims it polluted air in Cleveland, Indiana

The company that owns a sprawling steel mill near downtown Cleveland has agreed to pay nearly $5 million to settle claims that it violated the Clean Air Act at three separate facilities in two states.

Justice

City Council gives OK for Cleveland to seek SCHIP funding to abate lead issues in up to 20 homes

The money, a $500,000 grant, would target the residences of children who are Medicaid eligible.
www.cleveland19.com
Toxics

Research shows connection between Cleveland traffic pollution and asthma in kids

New research is showing the connection between traffic-related air pollution and asthma case in Northeast Ohio have reduced greatly since the year 2000.

Toxics

The giant missing element is funding as Cleveland passes landmark lead-safe legislation

Without adequate funding, Cleveland's historic lead-safe ordinance could stumble.

www.cleveland.com
Justice

Cleveland City Council passes historic lead poisoning prevention law

City Council on Wednesday passed what some are calling a history-making law aimed at significantly reducing the number of children lead poisoned in their homes.

Toxics

Cleveland's Cuyahoga River caught fire 50 years ago. It inspired a movement.

On June 22, 1969, Cleveland's filthy river ignited for the 13th and last time. It and other American rivers are dramatically cleaner today.
www.cleveland.com
Justice

Cleveland City Council legislation aims for “systemic change” in approach to lead poisoning

Cleveland City Council will consider legislation that would require older rental homes to have certificates proving the homes do not contain lead hazards.
Justice

Overnight rally held to fight Cleveland's lead crisis

Several organizations are holding a overnight rally and march to fight lead poisoning in Cleveland.
www.timesunion.com
Toxics

5G cell protests span from Albany to Europe to Russia

A groundswell of opposition is rising among homeowners in Albany's Buckingham Lake neighborhood over the specter of a 5G, or fifth generation, cellphone network that is being installed in 22 cities across the U.S. as part of Verizon's aggressive timetable to construct a nationwide 5G network.

insideclimatenews.org
Climate

100% renewable energy: Cleveland sets a big goal as it sheds its fossil fuel past

Cleveland joins more than 80 U.S. cities that have committed to get all their electricity from renewable sources. But in Ohio, that might be easier said than done.
From our Newsroom

Following up with families from ‘Fractured,’ EHN’s fracking investigation in western Pennsylvania

"The series finally brought to light that we're not the only ones being impacted, that this is a serious problem across the board, and that the industry should be held accountable."

CICADA-PALOOZA!

Invasives and invasions pit humans versus nature.

Solar geoengineering: Scientists decry a 'foolish' idea

Ideas to dim the sun 'ignore the root cause' of the climate crisis – and create a cascade of unintended problems, scientists and activists say

Is it up to consumers, businesses, or politicians to tackle toxics? All of the above.

We all have a role to play in ridding our shelves of unhealthy products that are more likely to end up harming low-income families.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Nurdlemania: Behind the climate crisis lurks the plastics crisis. Be ready.

A container ship accident off the Sri Lankan coast is a stark reminder of the "other" planetary problem.

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