Climate Corner: What Can an Individual Do?

Jul 31, 2021 George Banziger Human-caused climate change is rapping on our collective door with increasing urgency and with palpable visibility—even in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Before this summer we knew about oceans rising, warming, and becoming more… Read More

Cutting Carbon Pollution Quickly Would Save About 74 Million Lives, Study Finds

July 29, 20215:00 AM ET Rebecca Hersher Twitter A wind farm in Wyoming generates electricity for a region that used to be more dependent on coal-fired power plants. A new study finds that millions of lives could be… Read More

The Recycling Myth

Big Oil’s solution for plastic waste littered with failure Bales of plastic waste piled up at advanced recycling firm Renewlogy in Salt Lake City, Utah on May 18, 2021. The company said its technology could turn hard-to-recycle plastic… Read More

Climate Corner: Talking to kids about climate change

Jul 24, 2021 Linda Eve Seth “Never shelter children from the world.” — Roald Dahl *** Whether you think our changing climate is a man-made situation or just part of a natural cycle, there is no denying… Read More

Carbon capture

Jul 22, 2021 The Labor Energy Partnership led by the AFL-CIO and Energy Futures is proposing the Ohio River Valley become a hub for fossil-fuel generated hydrogen and carbon dioxide using carbon capture technology. The major industry contributing… Read More

We are in a climate crisis

The Randi Pokladnik July 18, 2021 For more than 800,000 years, the carbon-dioxide levels on Earth remained below 300 parts per million. However, since the beginning of the industrial revolution in the late 1800s and the burning… Read More

Climate Corner: River can’t be sewer, drinking water source

Jul 17, 2021 Randi Pokladnik The Ohio River gets its name from the Iroquois Indian word Oyo, meaning great river. It is formed by the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers starting in Pittsburgh. The river is… Read More

Wood County officials offer moral support to ‘Reimagine Appalachia’

Local News  Jul 16, 2021 Brett Dunlap Reporter Dawn Weidner and Jean Ambrose of “Reimagine Appalachia” spoke before the Wood County Commission on Thursday to discuss support for efforts to have more federal money invested in this region… Read More

Climate Change and the Coming Appalachia Land Rush

By Nick Brumfield on July 13, 2021 / 0 Comments  Turn on the news any day, and you’ll likely see stories about the increasing effects of climate change. Unprecedented wildfires in California, sea level rise in Florida, even the subway flooding in… Read More

Climate Corner: Water protectors

Jul 10, 2021 Giulia Mannarino My journey to climate activism began when my husband and I became fossil fuel refugees. We affectionately called our small farm, located in Greene County, Pa., just a mile from the West… Read More