Down the drain: Where have all the microbeads gone?

I’m sure at one point, all of us owned some kind of product with microbeads in it. I remember walking down the isles of the drugstore and seeing bottle after bottle of face wash filled with those little blue beads that promised softer, clearer skin. But slowly they began disappearing. Throughout the years, concerns related [...]

The Clean Air Act of 1970: What is it?

Since 2010, more than 200 coal plants have retired across the United States and many are citing competition from cheaper energy sources as the cause. As regulations on coal have been put into place it has become less cost-effective to produce and burn coal for power increased. Most of these regulations stem from the Clean [...]

What’s a Superfund site, anyway? Here’s a basic breakdown

Well, to answer your question — and pretty obvious from the photo — Superfund sites are not very pretty. According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) website, Superfunds are “contaminated sites … due to hazardous waste being dumped, left out in the open, or otherwise improperly managed.” Most of the time, these are “manufacturing facilities, processing [...]

List: Who are the Ohio politicians taking money from pipeline companies?

Natural gas pipelines never appear out of nowhere. Companies work to get their pipelines where they want them. Five corporations have either proposed, started building or built major pipelines in Ohio. Along the way, the companies often lobby for bills in Congress and the Senate and will also work to gain the favor of area [...]