Cleveland’s plan for climate justice could be a model for the rest of the country

The city seeks federal support in order to address its top climate action priorities: “housing, transit and trees,” NPR reports.
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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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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.


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.

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.


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.


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.

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.


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

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


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.


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.

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.

Overnight rally held to fight Cleveland's lead crisis

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

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.

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Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Peter Dykstra: Protected by an alphabet soup of acronyms

CITES, CCAMLR, LDC, MBTA, CBD, Ramsar, LWCF ... they may make your eyes glaze over, but they protect our health and planet.

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