environment

Environment
2:33 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Turning a parking lot into an oasis

Credit Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Generally speaking, parking lots don't absorb a lot of rainfall.  Instead, the water is either directed into a retention pond or into the nearest gutter and eventually goes into the local water treatment system.  The influx of water, even from light rain, puts extra stress on the already taxed infrastructure.

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Cincinnati Edition, today at 1:00
6:30 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Last Passenger Pigeon, September 1, 1914

Martha, the last passenger pigeon, at the Cincinnati Zoo, 1914
Provided, Cincinnati Zoo

  The Passenger Pigeon was once probably the most numerous bird on earth. Population estimates from the 19th century ranged from between one and four billion. But on September 1,1914, the last Passenger Pigeon, Martha, died at the Cincinnati Zoo.

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Fri July 11, 2014

A Boy and a Jaguar

The childhood story of Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, one of the world’s leading big cat experts.
Provided, Panthera

  Dr. Alan Rabinowitz is one of the world’s leading big cat experts, and has been called ‘The Indiana Jones of Wildlife Conservation’ by TIME Magazine. He has traveled the world on behalf of wildlife conservation and is responsible for the world's first jaguar sanctuary, the Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Preserve in the mountains of Belize. The Cincinnati Zoo’s Thane Maynard had a chance to talk with Alan Rabinowitz about his work, and A Boy and a Jaguar, his picture book that tells the real-life story of his own childhood.

Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Birding in the Ohio Valley

A backyard feeder will attract a variety of birds, in all sizes.

Scarlet Tanagers, Pileated Woodpeckers, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, Indigo Buntings. Beautiful birds all, and all spotted recently in parks and neighborhoods in our area, along with the more common Cardinals, Goldfinches, Juncos and Carolina Wrens. You just have to look, and listen. Cincinnati Nature Center Chief Naturalist & Adult Program Manager Bill Creasey, and Nature Center Visitor Services Coordinator and Naturalist Lester Peyton, are with us with tips and thoughts on birding in the Ohio Valley. Another great source for information is the American Bird Conservancy.

Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Earth Day 2014

Thane Maynard, Sofia Cifuentes and Brewster Rhoads

  Many consider Earth Day 1970 the birth of the modern environmental movement. Since then, each year on April 22, millions of people all over the world take some action in support of a greener, cleaner, more sustainable environment.

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