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Land & Environmental Section :: Page 4
Two decades have passed since extensive contamination was discovered at the former rubber manufacturing facility. Under order from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Vernay has taken steps to stem the flow of contaminants in the groundwater under residential neighborhoods.
Nationally acclaimed filmmaker Catherine Zimmerman will present her 90-minute documentary, “Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home” on Friday, Oct. 25, 7–9 p.m. in the Vernet Ecological Center Auditorium.
Brought to this country in the 1700s as a horticultural specimen and shade tree, tree-of-heaven is one of North America’s most invasive tree species.
Monarchs — beloved locally and beyond — are dying off in enormous numbers.
Japanese stiltgrass is on the move in Yellow Springs, creeping into yards and forested areas. Here’s how to identify, and root out, this non-native invasive grass.
Last Wednesday during the Greene County Fair was the 4-H-sponsored rabbit costume contest — in which youngsters and their pet rabbits dress in tandem, themed costumes.
If you see something green in winter, it’s probably wintercreeper, a non-native invasive species of euonymus. Asian bittersweet is a little harder to identify. It’s most noticeable in the fall, when its leaves are off and bright red berries and yellow seed capsules make the plant attractive to some.
In the countryside southeast of Yellow Springs, an area of rolling farmland dotted with homes and barns may someday be the site of a massive solar array.
A biodigester four miles west of Yellow Springs is hoping to add two large biosolid storage ponds to its facility. The Ohio EPA is currently seeking comments on the permit application.
While harvest day at Heartbeat Learning Gardens always has an air of celebration, last week’s was “bittersweet,” in the words of longtime volunteer MJ Gentile.