Climate Corner: Beyond shopping bags

News & Sentinel Sep 16, 2023 Jean Ambrose After a month of climate-induced catastrophes across the world–so called “thousand year” floods in eight countries in just the past eleven days! –I’ve been feeling as though my efforts to… Read More

Climate Corner: Human stories amid our changing climate

Sep 9, 2023 Rebecca Phillips (Photo Provided) This column often focuses on facts and figures, and those are important, but today I want to share stories from the front lines of climate change. We in the Mid-Ohio… Read More

Suggested Readings for September 2023

MOVCA Selected Media Postings August 2023 (and a few articles omitted from last report) Compiled by Cindy Taylor Appearing online in The Marietta Times: August 10, 2023 Local News article  by Nancy Taylor, Staff Reporter. Article also in… Read More

The Teflon Time Machine – from the Manhattan Project to the Mid-Ohio Valley

Sep 2, 2023 Callie Lyons The years between World War I and World War II were full of innovation, technological advances, and scientific growth. Many modern inventions — or the perfection of modern inventions — take root… Read More

Don’t buy snake oil in form of carbon capture

Charleston Gazette-Mail The idea of carbon capture and storage (aka carbon capture and sequestration or in some cases carbon capture, utilization and storage or sequestration) has captured the imagination of West Virginia’s state and federal politicians. That’s about… Read More

Climate Corner: Weather on steroids

Aug 26, 2023 Giulia Mannarino The jet stream is a river of wind that blows from West to East, high up in the atmosphere where jets fly. It is the boundary between the cold air of the… Read More

Climate Corner: Two new innovative developments for renewable energy and jobs

Aug 19, 2023 Randi Pokladnik My family has strong ties to the steel industry. My paternal grandmother “flipped tin” during the 1950s and 1960s to check for tinplate defects. My dad was a millwright at Wheeling-Pitt. He… Read More

It is time the public gets scientifically based facts

August 14, 2023 Dr. Randi Pokladnik The Letter to the Editor, Recently, I had the opportunity to talk with a politician and a few local business owners about the oil and gas industry. Those who supported fracking… Read More

Climate Corner: A little humility might be in order

Aug 12, 2023 Vic Elam I find that there are a lot of people who seem to have a sense of privilege when it comes to possessions. I don’t and cannot pass judgment on anyone but offer… Read More

234 Environmental Groups Call for a Climate Peace Clause to End Trade Attacks on Climate Initiatives

Aug 7, 2023 Trade  Justice Seattle, Wash. — As senior officials from the U.S. and throughout the Pacific Rim met in Seattle for a final round of talks before President Biden hosts the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation… Read More