Ohio plays a key role with West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and other states in a natural gas boom that helps keep America's energy prices more affordable.
Toledo is one of many cities in the Great Lakes region required to do a better job of capturing and treating waste people flush down their toilets.
The recent cold snap caught a lot of people off guard, but - fortunately - not utilities that operate Great Lakes-area power plants.
As many of you know by now, northwest Ohio's Magee Marsh was just named America's 'Best Birdwatching' destination in a month-long readers' poll sponsored by USA Today and the travel Web site, 10Best.com.
"Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads."
- Henry David Thoreau
About Ripple Effect
Every pollution battle ultimately comes down to mankind's desire to better itself while protecting its sense of home. In this blog, Blade Staff Writer Tom Henry looks at how Great Lakes energy-environmental issues have a ripple effect on our public health, our natural resources, our economy, our psychological well-being, and our homespun pride.
About Tom Henry
Tom Henry is an award-winning journalist who has covered primarily energy and environmental issues the past two decades. He is a member of the national Society of Environmental Journalists, one of North America's largest journalism groups.
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