Climate Corner: Permitting harm

Apr 20, 2024 Giulia Mannarino PFAS (polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances) are a group of man-made chemicals that have been used since the 1940s, mostly to make consumer goods waterproof/stain resistant or nonstick. These chemicals are very common… Read More

Climate Corner: Leading the charge

Jan 29, 2024 Giulia Mannarino President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law on Aug. 16, 2022. It’s the largest, most ambitious investment in climate and energy in American history. This law will help the… Read More

Climate Corner: Save solar energy in West Virginia

Nov 11, 2023 Giulia Mannarino Solar energy is one of the best ways West Virginians can save money on energy bills and dramatically reduce carbon emissions. It’s a chance to invest in clean homegrown energy that supports… 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: The dirty (debt ceiling) deal

Jun 10, 2023 Giulia Mannarino Climate activists across the country, and especially in West Virginia, have been working hard to keep the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) a pipe dream. Critics oppose it for potential environmental concerns while… 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: All in this greenhouse together

Jan 7, 2023 Giulia Mannarino Although the basic physics of climate change have been known for more than a century, it remained out of the public’s attention for decades. In the 1980s, media outlets began bringing scientists’… Read More

Climate Corner: Plug in, Mid-Ohio Valley

Oct 1, 2022 Giulia Mannarino The Environmental Protection Agency reports that the transportation sector is the #1 source of carbon pollution in the United States. At 29% in 2021, transportation now generates the largest share of greenhouse… Read More

Climate Corner: Water Protectors update

Aug 20, 2022 Giulia Mannarino Last summer, more than a thousand people participated in the Treaty People Gathering (TPG), a protest against the Line 3 pipeline being constructed by Enbridge, a Canadian energy transportation company. This pipeline… Read More

Climate Corner: An eco-friendly Fourth of July

Jul 2, 2022 Giulia Mannarino With picnics, parades and fireworks, July Fourth celebrations are often a highlight of the summer. But these celebrations and the activities associated with them can be less than ideal for the planet…. Read More