Environment

Environmental News and Features

Effects of the 2012 Draught

Sep 14, 2012

Dr. Doug Inkley, senior scientist at the National Wildlife Federation, joins Thane Maynard to discuss the devastating effects of this summer’s drought on wildlife, fish and vegetation, and the ramifications it will have into the future.

The Great Outdoor Weekend

Sep 14, 2012

Brewster Rhoads from the Green Umbrella Regional Sustainability Alliance is in The Front Row with Betsy Ross to talk about next weekend’s Great Outdoor Weekend, an opportunity to participate in over one hundred environmentally friendly activities around the area.

Wild India at Zoofari!

Sep 7, 2012

It’s time again for the Cincinnati Zoo’s largest fundraising event, Zoofari, and this time the theme is Wild India. Linnea Bonacci, one of the event organizers, joins Thane Maynard to talk about the event and how the dollars raised are used in support of the Zoo.

The Row by Row Dinner

Aug 31, 2012

Gorman Heritage Farm in Evendale is hosting an event to not only raise funds, but to raise awareness of local farmers selling directly to local restaurants. The Row by Row Dinner is on September 8 and Barbara Gray learns all the details from Vicki Foster and Jamie Stoneham of Gorman Heritage Farm.

myactions.org

Aug 31, 2012

Thane Maynard welcomes Craig Young and his son, Michael, to talk about a new mobile app they have created called myactions.org to not only increase environmentally positive behaviors, but to also raise needed funds for the Cincinnati Zoo and other environmental organizations.

ZEROlandfill Cincinnati is back for a fifth year. The recycling initiative makes design samples and materials available to artists, teachers, students, or anyone who's interested.

The group says the goal is to divert waste from area landfills and promote material re-purposing. It says more than 130,000 pounds of waste has been diverted over the past four years.

All Things Biking in Cincinnati

Aug 24, 2012

Evan Wallis of Soapbox Cincinnati joins Mark Perzel to discuss all things biking in Cincinnati, including bike sharing, advice for bikers and drivers about sharing the road, the new Bike Center at the Banks, and more. Evan wrote all about biking in the August 14, 2012 Soapbox Cincinnati.

Plant Trial Days

Aug 24, 2012

The 2012 Plant Trials Day at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens is August 29. Hundreds of Master Gardeners, industry professionals, garden clubs and homeowners will gather to learn about the Zoo’s plant trialing program. Mark Perzel welcomes in Scott Beuerlein from the Cincinnati Zoo to discuss the program, which sold out early last year.

Dr. Katherine Whitcome

Aug 19, 2012

Dr. Katherine Whitcome, assistant professor of Anthropology from the University of Cincinnati, joins Thane Maynard to discuss her research of lemurs and the unique locomotion capabilities of primates and how those relate to humans.

Grizzly Bear Management in Montana

Aug 12, 2012

Thane Maynard welcomes James Jonkel, the man in charge of Grizzly Bear Management for the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks.

E-waste recycling tomorrow

Aug 10, 2012
Mark Heyne / WVXU News

Hamilton County residents have recycled more than 68,000 pounds of e-waste since the May 1 start of a computer and TV recycling program.  The Recycling and Solid Waste District's free drop-off program is open August 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the CSI/Republic Transfer Station at 10751 Evendale Drive. 

The program won't be open any other Saturday in August, but it is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. through October 31, excluding holidays.   There will also be weekend collection times on September 8 and October 13.

The Dangers and Benefits of Urban Biking

Aug 8, 2012

Eben Weiss, better known as Bike Snob NYC, is an author and blogger who writes all about urban biking. His newest book, The Enlightened Cycler, is out now and he discusses the benefits and dangers associated with urban biking with Thane Maynard.

Yards and gardens in Greater Cincinnati typically require a bit of extra care during July and August, but this summer’s extreme heat and lack of rain have been especially brutal on our lawns, plants and trees.

Join us Thursday morning August 9 at 9:20, as we look at what you can do now to keep your yards and gardens healthy going into fall. Impact Cincinnati, on 91-7, WVXU.  If you have questions for our panel, you can email them to impact@wvxu.org.

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