Climate Corner Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District anything but a conservancy

Jun 25, 2022 Randi Pokladnik editorial@newsandsentinel.com 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 editorial@newsandsentinel.com 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

Climate Corner: Tackling climate change one forkful at a time

Mar 12, 2022 Randi Pokladnik editorial@newsandsentinel.com When COVID-19 closed down restaurants and affected food distribution, we were reminded of how important food sources were and how quickly those sources could be jeopardized. One of the greatest threats to… Read More

We can all make a difference in the world

Jan 19, 2022 In the Bargain Hunter Dr. Randi Pokladnik Seven years ago this month, I started writing columns for the Bargain Hunter. My very first column was about the chemicals in foods. For the past seven years… Read More

Climate Corner: Tar Sands oil extraction continues to threaten climate

Jan 8, 2022 Randi Pokladnik editorial@newsandsentinel.com When President Biden revoked the permit of the Keystone XL Pipeline in January 2021, he stated, “permitting the pipeline would undermine U.S. climate leadership by undercutting the credibility and influence of the… Read More

Get the facts correct

Randi Pokladnik Letters to the editor The Parkersburg News and Sentinel Nov 20, 2021 A Nov. 13 letter titled “U.S. Weather Bureau Report” was a classic example of unsubstantiated claims. The author refers to the November 1922 edition of… Read More

Climate Corner: The environmental costs of cheap fashion

Nov 6, 2021 Randi Pokladnik editorial@newsandsentinel.com A few years ago, I attended a Climate Reality Training Conference in Minneapolis. One of the speakers was involved in sustainable fashion. She told us what prompted her to leave the world… Read More

The dangers of dioxins

Randi Pokladnik in The Bargain Hunter October 2, 2021 The first time I heard the name of the chemical compound dioxin was back in the 1970s. Dioxin is a compound found in the herbicide Agent Orange, which many… Read More

Climate Corner: Why biodiversity matters

Sep 25, 2021 Randi Pokladnik editorial@newsandsentinel.com While I was researching my masters thesis in 1998 on organic farming in Ohio, I came across a disturbing event in Jack Dole’s book, “Altered Harvest: Agriculture, Genetics and the Fate of… Read More