Climate Corner: Jobs, the Economy & Renewable Energy – George Banziger

When I was vacationing in northern Minnesota in summer 2019, I took a boat tour of the Port of Duluth. The tour guide pointed out a large number of wind turbines that had just arrived from Germany and… Read More

The real cost of plastics

Mar 27, 2021 Randi Pokladnik editorial@newsandsentinel.com Plastic manufacturers want us to believe that our lives would not be complete without plastics. While there are beneficial applications for plastics, our reliance on single-use plastics, which make up 40 percent… Read More

Water is life, except in WV

Monday was World Water Day — a day recognized by 20 global water and related organizations to raise awareness of water crises globally and to recognize and celebrate what water means to us all. In West Virginia, however,… Read More

A solution in search of a hero

Appearing on-line in the Charleston Gazette-Mail: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Opinion column by Jim Probst, state coordinator of West Virginia Citizens’ Climate Lobby We have been through an awful lot in the past 12 months and, as we… Read More

We can call a truce on the war against nature

Appearing on-line in The Bargain Hunter (Weekly news magazine serving Ohio Counties: Holmes, Tuscarawas, Wayne, and the surrounding area. Stark, Medina, Summit and Cuyahoga): Friday, March 12, 2021 Column by Dr. Randi Pokladnik Spring is just around the… Read More

Climate myths and misconceptions

Mar 20, 2021 Aaron Dunbar editorial@newsandsentinel.com Several months ago I participated in a public outdoor event with Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action. At some point in the afternoon, a gentleman walking his very lovely dog through the area stopped… Read More

A caring and benevolent industry? Hardly

Mar 15, 2021 Eric Engle editorial@newsandsentinel.com The Parkersburg News and Sentinel publishes a piece every week from Greg Kozera, director of marketing and sales for Shale Crescent USA. Shale Crescent USA is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization dedicated to… Read More

Where’s the accountability?”

Appearing on-line in Charleston Gazette-Mail: Monday, December 14, 2020 Opinion by Eric Engle, Parkersburg, WV I was startled out of the lull of nightly streaming with my fiancée when news broke on my iPhone about an explosion and… Read More

An age of climate, capture and COVID-19

Appearing in The Parkersburg News and Sentinel: Saturday, December 19, 2020 Op-Ed by Eric Engle, chairman of Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action, board of directors member of WV Rivers Coalition and co-chair of the WV Sierra Club Executive Committee…. Read More

Climate Change is Affecting our Hydrosphere

Column in The Bargain Hunter Nov 20, 2020 by Randi Pokladnik                         When we talk about climate change, we often fail to recognize the role that our oceans play in the bio-chemical cycles of the… Read More