Ohio’s governor has authorized an ambitious plan that this year will begin offering farmers financial incentives to adopt new agriculture practices and will create a network of wetlands to capture and filter runoff from fields.
It’s been five decades since the most famous of the fires on Cleveland’s River. Since then, the cleanup of the Cuyahoga River has also led to the transformation of the Cleveland Flats from an industrial wasteland into a community where nature, commerce, and industry live together.
The project, called Icebreaker Wind, would be the first off-shore, freshwater installation in the U.S. Though the initial proposal involves six turbines, critics have pointed out both that approving these could lead to many more and that many residents have no idea that this project is even in the works.