Carrie Blackmore Smith

Fighting for the Ohio River watershed’s mussels: Experts are working to get to the bottom of their mysterious disappearances

"When I go out and look for mussels where they should be, they are disappearing, time and time again."

"Will one of these fit?" Wendell R. Haag asks, holding out a couple pairs of well-worn creeking shoes he's pulled from the back of his pickup, both decidedly larger than a ladies size 8.

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Alternative Nobel: Cincinnati attorney who took on DuPont wins award.

Wilbur Tennant had become desperate.

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Kasich breaks with GOP, keeps renewable energy standards.

In a victory for clean energy advocates, Gov. John Kasich Tuesday again broke with fellow Ohio Republicans, vetoing their attempt to put a halt to the state's requirements that utility companies get more and more energy from renewable sources.

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Will Ohio River carry fracking waste?

In coming weeks, the U.S. Coast Guard will decide whether to allow wastewater from the hydraulic fracturing industry to be shipped along federal waterways – including the Ohio River – and how strict those rules governing the shipments should be.

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Pushing back on lead ammo and fishing tackle misinformation

A science denial campaign is being waged to keep lead in hunting and fishing. Who’s fighting back and how should they do it?

Hunting, fishing, and science denial

The issue of lead ammunition and fishing gear is an under-recognized science denial problem, complete with influential misinformation campaigns out of the Big Tobacco playbook.

Green beauty product testing finds more than 60% have PFAS indicators

“Time and again, you see that PFAS are everywhere in products where they shouldn't be.”

Pollution’s mental toll: How air, water and climate pollution shape our mental health

For years Americans have been warned about the dangers of pollution and climate change but one effect is neglected: impacts to our brains.

How environmental justice work takes a toll on people of color

From discrimination and a lack of staff diversity to witnessing communities like yours harmed, environmental justice work is an emotional and physical struggle.

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