Habitat

Often referred to in terms of the wildlife needs of shelter, water, food, and space, habitat also applies to humans.  In ecological terms habitat is often defined as an assemblage of animals and plants that live in a… Read More

Recent Tornadoes bring climate change to the forefront

Dec 17, 2021 George Banziger While our immediate attention should be directed at relief efforts for the thousands of people who have lost loved ones, are injured, homeless, and without jobs and their personal possessions, we should still… 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

Take action on climate change

Letters to the editor  Parkersburg News and Sentinel Nov 13, 2021 Giulia Mannarino We live in the most decisive decade for the future of our planet. The global scientists who raised the recent “Code Red For Humanity” alarm… Read More

Last Week Tonight with Congressman Bill Johnson

Letters to the Editor Marietta Times Nov 13, 2021 Aaron Dunbar I was delighted to see our own Congressman Bill Johnson appear in a recent episode of HBO’s Last Week Tonight. I was especially delighted to see host John… Read More

Extreme Weather

By George Banziger October 6, 2021 in the Marietta Times Climate change is indeed a worldwide crisis. The international climate summit in Glasgow Scotland, where representatives from 190 nations will convene on November 1, is, only few weeks… 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

Time for Manchin to move on

Aaron Dunbar in The Parkersburg News and Sentinel Sep 18, 2021 I have a message I’d like to deliver to Sen. Joe Manchin: Get out of the way, old man. Now, it’s not in my usual nature to… Read More

A Price on Carbon

By George Banziger Sept. 6, 2021 Appearing in the Marietta Times There has been a lot frightening and vividly portrayed news about extreme weather lately that has brought our collection attention to the urgent need to address human-cause… Read More

Warning signs

Rebecca Phillips Marietta Times Sep 6, 2021 Weather-related tragedies are everywhere we look. On Sunday, Hurricane Ida left a path of destruction in Louisiana and is now tracking northeast, with flood warnings issued as far north as Cape… Read More