Climate action is necessary

Sep 1, 2019 As a resident of West Virginia and the Mid-Ohio Valley, I am greatly concerned about our planet’s life. I am disturbed that the president of Brazil does not seem to be concerned that the lungs… Read More

The problem with plastic

Aug 25, 2019 In his op-ed, which shared his thoughts about plastic, Greg Kozera concedes that our country and our world have a lot of problems, but use of plastics is not one of them. According to Mr…. Read More

Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action to show documentary about ozone layer

Aug 15, 2019 From staff reports PARKERSBURG — A local group dedicated to educating people about the environment and climate change will present the PBS documentary “Ozone Hole: How We Saved the Planet” at 7 p.m. today… Read More

Planning for a diverse economy is not anti-coal

First appearing in The Parkersburg News and Sentinel Aug 4, 2019 Emmett Pepper (Last) Tuesday, the legislature ended business and occupation (B&O) taxes for the Pleasants Power Station in Willow Island. Much of the discussion of the bill… Read More

Climate change no laughing matter

Appearing in The Register-Herald (Beckley, WV): Tuesday August 6, 2019  GUEST COLUMN by Angie Rosser, executive director of WV Rivers Coalition The July 26 editorial in the Register-Herald, The Temerity to Address Climate Change, was a breath of… Read More

An ‘all-of-the-above’ approach to energy policy

Jul 27, 2019 By David E. Ballantyne I have, in the recent past, heard many people express the phrase; “I believe in an all of the above approach to energy policy.” It is mostly those persons who self-identify… Read More

Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action sets Earth Day events

Apr 18, 2019 From staff reports PARKERSBURG — Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action has announced plans for Earth Day events. Activities include the presentation of the National Geographic documentary, “Paris to Pittsburgh,” 7 p.m. today in the fellowship… Read More

Wake up to the reality of climate change

Apr 17, 2019 As we approach Earth Day on April 22, I am thinking about the first Earth Day as a teach-in by Sen. Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin to draw attention to what was happening to our earth… Read More

WVU-P Ecohawks to host Earth Day event

Apr 16, 2019 PARKERSBURG — West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s student environmental group, the Ecohawks, will host an Earth Day celebration from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 22 in the College Activities Center. The event is free and open… Read More

Humans drive climate change

Apr 14, 2019 A study out in March in the British peer-reviewed journal Nature Climate Change showed that anthropogenic (human-caused) global climate change is a virtual certainty. Global scientists are 99.9999 percent sure, according to the study, that… Read More