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Our Region Is Finally In Full Gardening Mode

May 18, 2017
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We are finally experiencing warmer temperatures and have reached the point where it seems safe to put in even delicate plants and flowers. It's also time to plant peppers, tomatoes, celery and other vegetables.

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Azzedine Downes is the President and CEO of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) whose mission is to rescue and protect animals around the world. The IFAW works around the globe to save wildlife by working in tandem with native populations towards a greater good. Mr. Downes talked with Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard about the IFAW's projects, taking place in more than 40 countries.

PNC/Reds E-Waste Recycling Drive Coming Up

May 3, 2017
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E-waste is any discarded electronic device or appliance, including computers, TVs and cell phones. According to the United Nations, 20 to 50 million metric tons of e-waste are generated worldwide each year.

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Earth Day is this Saturday, April 22, a day when groups and individuals around the globe celebrate and raise awareness of our environment.

Cincinnati's Earth Day celebration will happen on Saturday, April 22 at Summit Park in Blue Ash. 

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Richard Conniff is a writer and speaker on human and animal behavior, author of several books including “House of Lost Worlds,” "Natural History of the Rich,” and “The Species Seekers.” 

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The recent stretch of unseasonably-warm weather has been enjoyable, but the trees and plants that are coming up and producing buds much earlier than normal may be damaged when temperatures drop down to below freezing again.

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This year marks the 25th Annual Barrows Lecture Series at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Since 1993, the zoo has invited naturalists and scientists to speak on wildlife issues and global conservation efforts. 

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If you are a serious gardener, would like to dress-up your yard or make better use of the space you have available, winter is the perfect time to do some research, take some classes and put your landscape plans together so you're ready to start planting this spring.

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Operating for thirty years, Price Hill’'s Imago is an environmental grassroots organization that helps individuals connect to the natural world around them. 

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With 50 years of land and habitat management experience, the Cincinnati Nature Center is establishing the Center for Conservation & Stewardship

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Gaia Vince is the former editor at Nature magazine who decided to leave her office and travel the world to see how people on the frontline of our changing environment are living. 

Gross Science With Anna Rothschild

Nov 7, 2016
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Nearly 100,000 people subscribe to the Gross Science from NOVA channel on YouTube so they can watch host Anna Rothschild explain the slimy, smelly, creepy-crawly world of science and nature in a fun, engaging way. 

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People may associate bees with honey for their tea and home remedies, but bees are also responsible for about one out of every three bites of food we eat. 

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The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden will present its fifth annual Native Plant Symposium on November 12. 

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From 1951 until 1989, the Feed Materials Production Center in Fernald, Ohio, about 20 miles northwest of Cincinnati, was a key player in the Cold War, processing uranium for the United States nuclear weapons program. 

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If your garden yielded a bumper crop this season and you have more fruits and vegetables than you can eat fresh, now is a good time to explore the variety of ways you can preserve them for use all winter long, from cold storage to canning to freezing. 

Celebrating The Mill Creek

Sep 6, 2016
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The Mill Creek is a 28-mile long urban river that begins in West Chester, runs though Cincinnati and flows into the Ohio River, just west of downtown. It was declared the worst environmental problem in the Greater Cincinnati area in 1993, unfit for aquatic life and recreation. Since 1995, the Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities has been working to make improvements to the waterway.

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With 30 years of practical experience in environmental science and natural resource management, Dr. John Hartig is currently the Refuge Manager for the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, bringing the natural world back to the waterways in the automobile capital of America. 

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 The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden will present its sixth annual Plant Trials Day symposium on August 18. 

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