Tag: The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Climate Corner: What’s food got to do with climate change?

Apr 29, 2023 Linda Eve Seth editorial@newsandsentinel.com Cutting food waste is a delicious way of saving money, helping to feed the world and protecting the planet. — Tristram Stuart *** What we eat, and how that food is… Read More

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

Apr 22, 2023 Jean Ambrose editorial@newsandsentinel.com 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 editorial@newsandsentinel.com 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 editorial@newsandsentinel.com 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 editorial@newsandsentinel.com 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

Climate Corner: Climate CRISIS

Mar 25, 2023 Giulia Mannarino editorial@newsandsentinel.com 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 editorial@newsandsentinel.com 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 editorial@newsandsentinel.com 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 editorial@newsandsentinel.com “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

Climate Corner: It doesn’t have to be that way

Feb 25, 2023 George Banziger editorial@newsandsentinel.com On Feb. 3 a train consisting of 151 total cars derailed in East Palestine, Ohio. About 20 of the cars were carrying hazardous materials, and five of the cars contained vinyl chloride,… Read More