Ohio residents are starting their own health registry for people who live near oil and gas infrastructure. A halted pipeline project in West Virginia has divided many in the state. Citizen scientists are helping researchers monitor firefly populations. And Monet and modern air pollution.
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- Ohio Citizens Start Their Own Fracking Health Registry- The group says their effort will provide a baseline of health in fracking communities and will be able to determine if fracking is impacting people's health.
- Bringing Together Monet, Pissaro and Air Pollution- The Carnegie Museum of Art's exhibit, "Monet and the Modern City," connects the industrial landscape of the 19th century with today's air pollution.
- Instead of Catching Fireflies, Try Counting Them (and help science while you are at it)- Researchers want to know what affects fireflies and why are there a lot in some areas and none in others? But scientists can’t answer these questions until they have the data.
- Love Fireflies? Here’s How to Safely Catch Them- Catching fireflies can be fun, but it may hurt them if done wrong. A firefly expert has some tips to do it right and use them to teach kids about nature.
- Jobs and Risk — Atlantic Coast Pipeline Shutdown Divides W.Va.- Construction on the pipeline provided an economic boost to communities, that has since evaporated with the shutdown. Others say climate and health concerns outweigh any benefits.