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Urban development is impeding the ability of native wetlands to serve as natural filters, but efforts are underway in some places to reverse the damage.
Post on Jun 12, 2013 by Anne Glausser
Construction companies in the Rustbelt tackle the problem of old, abandoned houses with a new vision for recycling; board by board and brick by brick.
Post on Jun 06, 2013 by Mary Fecteau
Where tap water gets its flavor – and why one chef sees it as the key to making the perfect pizza dough.
Post on May 31, 2013 by Mary Fecteau
Depending on the atoms used and their arrangement, engineers and chemists use polymers to create almost anything from a soft toothbrush bristle to a tough bullet-proof vest.
Post on Dec 07, 2011 by Toivo Motter
Carmen is a male two-toed sloth from South America and Jo is a four ton female elephant from Africa. They each have their own keepers who take care of them on a daily basis, but who do you call when they get sick? That’s Dr. Mike Selig’s job.
Post on Nov 29, 2011 by Toivo Motter
SmartHome Cleveland was designed to create a vision for sustainable technologies and practices that are available right now to people who are thinking about building or renovating their homes.
Post on Nov 28, 2011 by George Viebranz
The Twinsburg John Doe case is an especially tough one, and the Summit County Police Department and the Medical Examiner’s office need help identifying this man. No dental records have been found that match his teeth. I hope my facial reconstruction will jog someone’s memory, and that he will be recognized. Background for Twinsburg Case [...]
Post on Nov 09, 2011 by Linda Spurlock
QUEST travels to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History to meet Linda Spurlock, an anatomist and forensic reconstruction artist who uses clay to re-construct the faces of ancient humans in order to show what they looked like when alive. She also sketches more recently deceased people using only their remains in order to help police solve crimes.
Video on Nov 09, 2011 by Toivo Motter
Lake Erie is considered to be the most productive of all five of the Great Lakes.Within its waters are diverse and interdependent plants and animals that make up an intricate web of life. Mostly due to human carelessness, the lake has become home to an increasing number of non-native plants, animals, and micro-organisms which threaten [...]
Post on Nov 01, 2011 by Toivo Motter
On August 16, 2011 the Lake Erie watersnake became only the 23rd species to ever be removed, or “de-listed,” from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s list of endangered and threatened wildlife. So how did the Lake Erie Water Snake, or LEWS, beat the odds?
Post on Nov 01, 2011 by Toivo Motter
Within and along the waters of Lake Erie (one of the five Great Lakes), there is a daily struggle for survival between natives and unwelcomed invasive species.
Video on Nov 01, 2011 by Toivo Motter
Coal generates half of all the electricity in the U.S. It’s also the biggest source of global-warming emissions and other air pollution. The coal industry says the answer is not to phase out coal, but instead to produce “clean coal.” Anne Glausser of QUEST Ohio reports on the difficult path for clean coal.
Audio Report on Sep 23, 2011 by Anne Glausser