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Cecil the lion, Walter Palmer, and emotions gone wild

Cecil the lion, Walter Palmer, and emotions gone wild

The outcry and disturbing rush to judgement over an African big game hunting story exposes the sorry, dysfunctional state of public discourse in the 21st century digital world.

July 2015
Peeking at young-of-the-year wildlife

Peeking at young-of-the-year wildlife

Newborn critters don't need any help from humans – don't touch, stay back, take a photo, leave and don't come back

May 2015
Kasich signs algae bill

Kasich signs algae bill

Ohio’s efforts to slow the spread of toxic algae in Lake Erie will soon force some farmers to change how they handle livestock manure and require more testing for pollutants at the state’s largest wastewater treatment plants.

April 2015
Algae bill heads to governor after passing House, Senate

Algae bill heads to governor after passing House, Senate

New rules for farmers aimed at reducing the toxic algae in Lake Erie won unanimous approval from the Legislature and were headed to the governor for his expected signature.

April 2015
Buckeye Lake dam will be replaced

Buckeye Lake dam will be replaced

Gov. John Kasich said that Ohio will replace a faulty earthen dam at Buckeye Lake and keep the water level low for now, despite local concerns about the economic impact of not filling the popular recreational reservoir where boating brings tourism and business.

April 2015
Corps: Buckeye Lake dam could fail

Corps: Buckeye Lake dam could fail

The chance of a catastrophic dam failure is so high at a central Ohio lake that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has recommended the popular recreational reservoir be drained until repairs can be made

March 2015
Algae blooms aren't just a problem in Ohio

Algae blooms aren't just a problem in Ohio

Even the West experiences the phenomena

March 2015
Watercraft, Parks consolidating some services for efficiencies

Watercraft, Parks consolidating some services for efficiencies

The administrative staff of the DNR Division of Watercraft will soon be moored in the Ohio Division of Parks building at the Ohio DNR main Fountain Square campus in Columbus.

February 2015

State seizes a dozen exotic animals from Ohio nature preserve

Ohio authorities began seizing a dozen exotic animals – including several tigers and a lion – in late January at an animal sanctuary

February 2015
DU, other groups give federal Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 a thumbs-up

DU, other groups give federal Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 a thumbs-up

U.S. Senate version appeared last week and contains NAWCA funding and LWCF dedication

February 2015
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