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Ohio Isn’t as Safe From Extreme Weather as You Think — Colors of Climate Change, Episode 2

Natural disasters and extreme weather events often remain in our memories as rare and unusual phenomena, remembered for the unique ways they impact everyday life. But are these events simply anomalies, or are they part of a larger pattern related to Ohio’s changing climate? And are they happening more frequently?

What Does a Changing Climate Mean for Ohio? Colors of Climate Change, Episode 1

As climate change becomes an increasingly important issue in our nation and world, how might Ohio be uniquely impacted — both its landscape and its communities? In this series entitled “Colors of Climate Change,” we explore the current situation in Ohio from perspectives that shed light on how climate impacts us all and how we are impacting climate in return; we investigate how negative effects of climate change affect some of us more than others; and we unpack topics like natural disasters, agriculture, public health, economics, ecology and more through data and insights from scientists, policymakers, educators and other experts.

“We Should Learn Both”: On Teaching Japanese in Small-town Ohio

This story is part of “Asian in Ohio,” an interactive gallery exploring the landscape of Ohio and the Asian and Asian American individuals who call it home through narratives,...

“More Than a Meal”: How Toledo Is Combating a Food Insecurity Crisis

Food insecurity affects Northwest Ohio residents at rates that exceed both state and national averages, but local organizations are fighting to keep Toledoans fed — one meal, one market, one garden at a time.

Pharmaceuticals Are Flowing Through Our Streams

“You might think it’s harmless to flush something down the toilet, rinse something down the sink, thinking you’re never going to see it again,” Jeremy Canfield, forensic science research technician at Bowling Green State University, said. Actually, every discarded tablet, every leftover cup of coffee and every flush of the toilet is just the start of the journey for certain compounds.

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