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

Climate Corner: Earth Day should be every day

May 14, 2022 Giulia Mannarino One of the first pictures taken of the Earth from the Moon was snapped by astronaut William Anders on Christmas Eve 1968. Anders, as well as astronauts James Lovell and Frank Borman,… Read More

Climate Corner: Youth vs. government

Apr 16, 2022 Giulia Mannarino Across the globe, youth are dissatisfied with their governments’ responses to the climate crisis. Recently, Lancet Planet Health published a report about the first large-scale investigation of climate anxiety in young people… Read More

Climate Corner: Choose to refuse

Mar 26, 2022 Giulia Mannarino Before the creation of plastics the world was totally dependent on nature for the materials needed to produce everyday items. Because these other materials; such as metals, stones, bones, horns, fangs and… Read More