A rural Ohio town deals with the closure of a coal-fired power plant. We hear from our reporter about the details of a sealed agreement between a gas driller and residents of Washington County. We have tips from an expert on avoiding ticks that carry Lyme disease. Is climate change causing more tornados?
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- A Tick Researcher’s Tips for Staying Safe Outdoors - One tip: walk in the center of the trail. Ticks like to attach themselves to long grasses. No need to use DEET.
- Ohio Community Reckons With A Coal Plant Closure - For residents of Coshocton, Ohio, fewer carbon emissions come at a price, but there's still hope for what comes after coal.
- Pennsylvania’s had a lot of tornadoes this year. Is there a climate change link? - More than two dozen twisters have been confirmed, an abnormally high number.
- Poet and Journalist Chronicles Human Cost of Fracking - Eliza Griswold's book chronicles the story of the Haneys as they try to get the drilling company to take responsibility for pollution near her home.
- Washington County Judge Lifts Gag Order in Drilling Suit - The judge’s ruling was hailed as a First Amendment victory by David A. Strassburger, an attorney for Frazier and media outlets The Allegheny Front, StateImpact Pennsylvania and 90.5 WESA.
- Court Document Reveals Range Resources, Other Defendants Agreed to $3 million Settlement in Washington County Contamination Suit - StateImpact Pennsylvania and The Allegheny Front discovered the document, which was publicly available at the Washington County prothonotary's office.