Climate Corner: Fracking Ohio’s public lands

Mar 18, 2023 Randi Pokladnik Ohio HB 507 was rushed through the “lame duck” session without any public comments. This bill, which facilitates fracking on our public lands, becomes a law on April 7. Once that happens,… Read More

Climate Corner: Ecological grief

Mar 11, 2023 Vic Elam A few years ago, I reviewed the results of a survey of people from inner cities who were asked a number of questions about natural areas and their relation to them. One… Read More

Climate Corner: ‘Silent Spring’ may be inevitable

Mar 4, 2023 Aaron Dunbar “Everywhere was a shadow of death. The farmers spoke of much illness among their families. In the town the doctors had become more and more puzzled by new kinds of sickness appearing… Read More

Climate Corner: It doesn’t have to be that way

Feb 25, 2023 George Banziger On Feb. 3 a train consisting of 151 total cars derailed in East Palestine, Ohio. About 20 of the cars were carrying hazardous materials, and five of the cars contained vinyl chloride,… Read More

Climate Corner: Demand accountability for derailment damage

Feb 18, 2023 Eric Engle If you’ve been paying much attention to the headlines in the last couple weeks, you’ve probably heard about the derailment of a Norfolk Southern train carrying toxic chemicals in East Palestine, Ohio,… Read More

Climate Corner: Goodbye, Tuvalu; alas, I hardly knew you

FEB 11, 2023 LINDA EVE SETH Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Corner “Goodbyes make you think. They make you realize what you’ve had, what you’ve lost, and what you’ve taken for granted.” — Ritu Ghatourey *** Anyone who has stood… Read More

Climate Corner: How much are you willing to tolerate?

Feb 7, 2023 The Marietta Times Vic Elam On Sept. 8 a brine truck carrying what was reported as drilling brine with zinc salts crashed on or near Mountaineer Hwy. near New Martinsville spilling 1260 gallons into a yard… Read More

Climate Corner: Blue hydrogen hub a bad idea for the Ohio Valley

Feb 4, 2023 Eric Engle With the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, perhaps better known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations received up to $7… Read More

Suggested Readings for February, 2023

MOVCA January 2022 Selected Media Postings Compiled by Cindy Taylor Appearing on-line in the Charleston Gazette-Mail:  viewing available only to subscribers See Articles by Mike Tony, Environment and Energy Reporter Appearing on-line on WTAP: January 11, 2023… Read More

Climate Corner: An intergenerational partnership

Jan 28, 2023 Jean Ambrose When America was attacked on 9/11, more than 20 years ago and before anyone now in high school was born, there was a prevalent idea that if there were the smallest chance… Read More