Browsing: Environment

Audio Nancy Brundage of Canfield is a well-known area bird watcher. For 27 years; she has led bird walks throughout Mill Creek MetroPark. She is pictured in her backyard; which is filled with feeders for her feathery friends. (Christine Davidson/

The Great Backyard Bird Count wraps up this week. The event, sponsored by the Audubon Society and Cornell University, tracks winter bird populations in the United States. Chris Davidson introduces us to some local birds and one birder.

Audio The Rev. Monica Beasley-Martin led a worship service Feb. 10 to bless the waters and apologize to the Mahoning River for the recent illegal dumping of fracking waste. (Andrew Donofrio/

Amid optimism that hydraulic fracturing will boost the local economy, there’s growing skepticism about how oil and gas companies are regulated, skepticism shared by members of Frackfree America National Coalition.

News Outlet reporter Andrew Donofrio has the story about This Youngstown activist group that believes shale gas drilling is dangerous.

Audio (Photo by Richard Darbey/The News Outlet)

Girard’s $4.9M investment in 2 lakes yields little but debt, disappointment

State Route 11 intersects two lakes in southern Trumbull County near the city.
The lake along the eastern edge of the highway, towering above the other, remains full. On the lower lake’s southern shore rests a 45-foot-high concrete dam that once held back millions of gallons of water.

Photo by Richard Darbey/The News Outlet

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