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

No — natural gas is not really green energy

Feb 25, 2023 Herald Star RANDI POKLADNIK During the recent lame duck session, Ohio’s predominantly Republican Legislature and Gov. Mike DeWine rushed to pass HB 507. The amended bill prohibits communities from banning pesticides within city borders and allows… Read More

Ohio counties lose money by snubbing renewables

Feb. 10, 2023 Letter to the Editor, Salem News Randi Pokladnik A public meeting will be held at 9:15 am on February 15 at 105 S. Market Street, Lisbon to gather comments regarding requests to “bar large scale… Read More

Climate Corner: Climate change played a role in Winter Storm Elliott

Dec 31, 2022 Randi Pokladnik Some will use the recent cold weather event to claim climate change is not real and the planet isn’t warming. But, when one looks at the actual science behind these “Arctic bomb… Read More

Climate Corner: Is going nuclear really the right option?

Nov 19, 2022 Randi Pokladnik As the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) meetings wrap up in Egypt, citizens around the world realize that we can no longer base our economies on carbon fuels. Many nations… Read More

Climate Corner: We are burning our grandkids’ future

Oct 8, 2022 Randi Pokladnik “How could I look my grandchildren in the eye and say I knew what was happening to the world and did nothing?” This question, posed by Sir David Attenborough, should be one… Read More

Climate Corner: Divorce your lawn

Aug 13, 2022 Randi Pokladnik This year Californians had to do something that many of us would have a hard time doing … they had to let their lawns die. The drought in that state became so… Read More

Climate Corner Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District anything but a conservancy

Jun 25, 2022 Randi Pokladnik The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District includes parts or the entirety of 27 Ohio counties. All of these counties have seen some impact from oil and gas development. However, the counties of Carroll,… Read More

Climate Corner: Capitalism and cancer

May 7, 2022 Randi Pokladnik Twenty years ago, I lost my mother to cancer. She died two months before her 70th birthday. Her cancer had already progressed to stage 3 by the time of her diagnosis. At… Read More

The war we cannot afford to lose

Marietta Times Apr 6, 2022 Dr. Randi Pokladnik Dr. Svitlana Krakovska, a Ukrainian climate scientist and member of the International Panel on Climate Change recently said, “Human induced climate change and the war on Ukraine have the same… Read More