From the Columbus Dispatch, falling leaves are now an environmental problem.
Before you rake those leaves into the street for city workers to pick up, think about fish.
That's right, fish.
When leaves pile in the street, rain can carry them into storm drains and ultimately into rivers and streams. Too many leaves in waterways causes algae to bloom, which in turn soaks up oxygen that fish need.
It's enough of a problem that the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is asking residents to keep leaves on their lawns.
Leaves aren't bad, experts say. It's a matter of moderation.
Why is it that there are times when I can't tell the Columbus Dispatch from the Onion?