While BP is in the news for its refinery waste in Whiting, Ind., Ohio saw a strange form of environment tampering recently. A construction company inexplicably dredged an 8,700-foot stretch of the Chagrin River, a State Scenic River that runs into Lake Erie from the uplands east of Cleveland. The river is home to a rare variety of brook trout.
Also, a driftless area correspondent reports that St. Paul, Minn., is home to red squirrels. (Best I can tell, St. Paul is not actually in the Driftless Area. This is instead referencing someone who reads the blog.) In addition, roadkill observations indicate that fox squirrels do reside in Williams County, Ohio, in the extreme northwest corner of the state.