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Coal Conversion in the Rust Belt: Will It Be a Diamond for Small Ohio River Town?

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An energy company has plans to withdraw water from the Ohio River, the potential site for a coal-to-liquid fuels conversion plant, which would be the first of its kind in the United States and the sixth in the world. Though it will bring jobs to the region, the proposal is facing strong opposition from environmental groups.
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Weather Extremes: Floods, Droughts, Tornadoes, and Extreme Heat Plague Much of U.S.

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Extreme weather events in 2011 have been numerous and diverse, prompting some analysts to link the natural disasters to climate change. Most recently, many states are under exceptional-drought and extreme-heat advisories.

Business vs. Environment: Ohio Governor Vetoes Lake Erie Water Withdrawal Bill

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The highly controversial bill set the highest thresholds for water withdrawal permits in the Great Lakes region, sparking debate between environmentalists and businesses over the use of Lake Erie water.

The Stream, May 9: Adapting to Climate Change

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Genetically-modified crops are not the solution to Europe's growing…

Feds Pledge $47 Million To Asian Carp Fight; States Appeal Court Loss

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Last week, the Obama Administration announced an updated plan, which included additional research but not closing the Chicago locks.

Asian Carp -- On the Docket in D.C. and Chicago; On the Menu in Michigan

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Federal judge rejects Asian carp injunction as Congress passes a ban on their import.

Asian Carp Case Goes to Court as Foundation Pledges $500,000 to Protect the Great Lakes

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Invasive Asian carp make a surprise appearance on the Missouri River.

Peter Gleick: Water Fountain Victory -- the Cavs Cave

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OK, my crystal ball is often cloudy, but in my last post just two days ago, I predicted that the decision by the Cleveland Cavaliers to remove the drinking water fountains from the Quicken Loans Arena (the Q), ostensibly for health reasons, would ultimately be reversed.

States Remedy Polluted Ohio River

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When officials found high fecal counts in the Ohio River, they…

Great Lakes Wind Turbines Could Someday Power the Midwest

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Hundreds of thousands of wind turbines could someday stretch…

Race to the Finish: Coal Run Receives Water, City and County Plan to Appeal

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Coal Run, a community denied water on allegedly racial grounds, can now turn on the tap at will.

Race judged determining factor in lack of public water for Ohio community

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - A federal jury decided that the neighborhood…