Climate Corner: Re-imagine Appalachia

Sep 18, 2021 George Banziger editorial@newsandsentinel.com There has been a lot of frightening and vividly portrayed news about extreme weather lately that has brought our collective attention to the urgent need to address human-caused climate change. Unstoppable wildfires… Read More

Climate Corner: Save the grandchildren

Sep 11, 2021 Dr. Randi Pokladnik What will it take to motivate Americans into action? Two of the happiest days of my life were when we welcomed our two granddaughters into the world in 2004 and 2005. At… Read More

Climate Corner: Recycle/repurpose

Aug 28, 2021 Nenna Davis editorial@newsandsentinel.com Recycling is not a new concept. I remember waiting for the milkman to deliver cold milk and cottage cheese. These products were delivered in glass containers, which, once emptied, we would set… Read More

Climate Corner: Climate change makes allergies worse

Cynthia Burkhart editorial@newsandsentinel.com “Leaves of three, let it be!” I first learned this little rhyme many years ago, when I was a Brownie Scout in my cute little brown uniform and dark brown beanie hat. Of course, there… Read More

Climate Corner: Corporate disinformation

Aug 14, 2021 Giulia Mannarino editorial@newsandsentinel.com On Aug. 9, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the United Nations body that assesses the science related to climate change, issued its most recent and most comprehensive assessment report with… Read More

Climate Corner: Bipartisanship, money should not be focus

Aug 7, 2021 Eric Engle editorial@newsandsentinel.com A bipartisan infrastructure bill is moving through the U.S. Senate, slowly but surely, and is being touted by the White House as a major achievement. The $1.2 trillion bill (with approximately $550… Read More

Climate Corner: What Can an Individual Do?

Jul 31, 2021 George Banziger editorial@newsandsentinel.com Human-caused climate change is rapping on our collective door with increasing urgency and with palpable visibility—even in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Before this summer we knew about oceans rising, warming, and becoming more… Read More

Climate Corner: Talking to kids about climate change

Jul 24, 2021 Linda Eve Seth editorial@newsandsentinel.com “Never shelter children from the world.” — Roald Dahl *** Whether you think our changing climate is a man-made situation or just part of a natural cycle, there is no denying… Read More

Climate Corner: River can’t be sewer, drinking water source

Jul 17, 2021 Randi Pokladnik editorial@newsandsentinel.com The Ohio River gets its name from the Iroquois Indian word Oyo, meaning great river. It is formed by the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers starting in Pittsburgh. The river… Read More

Climate Corner: Water protectors

Jul 10, 2021 Giulia Mannarino editorial@newsandsentinel.com My journey to climate activism began when my husband and I became fossil fuel refugees. We affectionately called our small farm, located in Greene County, Pa., just a mile from the West… Read More