Public land being stollen

April 24 Columbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor Aaron Dunbar I testified at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources April 10, voicing my opposition to the theft of Ohio’s state parks and public lands for oil and gas… Read More

Climate Corner:‘The most wonderful time to be alive’

Apr 22, 2023 Jean Ambrose Botanist and bestselling author Robin Wall Kimmerer was recently in Athens, lecturing on indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and what we can learn from plants and the natural world. As both a scientist… Read More

Climate Corner: West Virginia Public Service Commission must say no

Apr 15, 2023 Eric Engle First Energy West Virginia subsidiaries MonPower and PotomacEdison want their ratepayers to pay $36 million between June of this year and May 2024 to place the Pleasants Power Station in a state… Read More

Climate Corner: Climate change and your allergies

Apr 8, 2023 Rebecca Phillips The Mid-Ohio Valley has long been known for the prevalence of respiratory woes, particularly the notorious “Ohio Valley Crud,” often a result of seasonal allergies. Unfortunately, there is bad news for allergy… Read More

Climate Corner: Becoming prepared for the next disaster

Apr 1, 2023 Callie Lyons We have seen it happen time and again. Shell, IEI, train derailments like East Palestine, untold environmental accidents and disasters – and each of them a threat to our homes, our families,… Read More

Suggested Readings for April 2023

MOVCA Selected Media Postings March 2023 – April 1, 2023 Compiled by Cindy Taylor Appearing in The Marietta Times: March 8, 2023 Local News “MOVCA presentation on Inflation Reduction Act rescheduled” Appearing online in The Parkersburg News and… Read More

Climate Corner: Climate CRISIS

Mar 25, 2023 Giulia Mannarino The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was created in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Program. Its objective is to provide governments at all levels with… Read More

Climate Corner: Fracking Ohio’s public lands

Mar 18, 2023 Randi Pokladnik Ohio HB 507 was rushed through the “lame duck” session without any public comments. This bill, which facilitates fracking on our public lands, becomes a law on April 7. Once that happens,… Read More

Climate Corner: Ecological grief

Mar 11, 2023 Vic Elam A few years ago, I reviewed the results of a survey of people from inner cities who were asked a number of questions about natural areas and their relation to them. One… Read More

Climate Corner: ‘Silent Spring’ may be inevitable

Mar 4, 2023 Aaron Dunbar “Everywhere was a shadow of death. The farmers spoke of much illness among their families. In the town the doctors had become more and more puzzled by new kinds of sickness appearing… Read More