A decades-old health issue continues to raise valid and serious concerns all over the country, especially right here in Northeast Ohio. Century old homes are scattered throughout the region and are often viewed as pretty or historic. The exterior charm, though, can distract from problems inside the house, typically on the interior walls and surfaces [...]
Can living by a body of water be beneficial?
Imagine the peaceful sound of a river's waters rushing down a hill. The birds are chirping all around the sky. Deer and other forest creatures rustle around the fallen leaves of the nearby forest. Turtles and otters cozy up to the river's edge. These are some of the things you may experience if you choose [...]
Following Post-Hurricane Debris
This blog is about all of the trash, construction materials, mud, trees and whatever else makes up the debris that needs to be disposed of following a hurricane, specifically Hurricane Dorian. Dorian hit the Bahamas as a monster, Class 5 storm on Sept. 1 and as I'm typing this, Bahamians are bracing for another storm, [...]
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 [...]
It’s All Up in the Air
Although it seems simple and fairly straightforward, what makes up air pollution can be a little confusing, especially when sifting through all the countless data and articles. They throw around CO2, PM, SOX, NOX, and various other compounds and acronyms to the point that for the average person, it just turns into alphabet soup. So, [...]
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 [...]
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