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Science Cafe: Sustainable Solutions for Healthy Lakes and Rivers

Posted Monday, December 13, 2010

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Science Cafe: Sustainable Solutions for Healthy Lakes and Rivers All that snow we're slogging through this month might be a good thing. Snow is water and water replenishes our rivers and streams. The Nature Conservancy's Jeff Opperman joins a science café edition of the Sound of Ideas Monday to tell us how cloudy skies -- like those that blanket Cleveland in winter -- make our region healthy. We'll also talk about the science of sustaining the health of our region’s rivers and lakes, including the fight against toxic algae, Monday at 9 on 90.3.

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Jeff Opperman, Senior Advisor, The Nature Conservancy
Mike Scott, Environmental Reporter, The Plain Dealer
Trish Lanahan, Legislative Liaison, Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Additional Information

Science Cafe: Fire, fish, and flow: from burning rivers to living rivers
***Please note the Science Cafe scheduled for Dec. 13 has been cancelled.
Americans Choose Sun Over Water: Why That’s Bad News
Lake Erie not about to dry up, but warmer water will evaporate faster, study says
Toxic algae blooms choking Lake Erie

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Bryan Broome 9:08 AM 12/15/10

Would it be possible to build bridges that have the capability of raising and lowering the turbines needed to generate electricity?  I suggest this raising of the turbines in order to not interfere with any shipping traffic.  Sure the bridges would have to be more stable than an ordinary bridge meaning more costly, but this kind of kills a few birds with one stone.  Jobs, clean energy and improved infrastructure.

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