Flier distributed by Ohioans For Energy Security (Andy Chow) In this week’s episode of Snollygoster, Ohio’s politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the controversial fliers urging voters not to join the nuclear bailout repeal . . .
The warnings are ominous: the Chinese are trying to steal Ohioans’ personal information and meddle in elections. In recent weeks, thousands of Ohioans have received mailers at their homes with the warning, and the campaign is just getting started. “In . . .
The Davis-Besse nuclear power plant outside Toledo is one of the two nuclear plants that will be propped up by House Bill 6. (Peggy Turbett/The Plain Dealer, File, 2012) COLUMBUS, Ohio — They’ve already hit Ohio’s airwaves and mailboxes. . . .
Ohio lawmakers were unable to make a deal before the deadline to pass a balanced budget. (Paul Vernon, AP) COLUMBUS – Unable to reach a deal on everything from income tax cuts to a nuclear plant bailout, Ohio’s GOP-controlled Legislature missed its . . .
Representatives Vote to Reinstate Atlantic, Eastern Gulf and Pacific Offshore Drilling Moratoriums Thursday, June 20, 2019 Location: Washington, DC Loryn Baughman: firstname.lastname@example.org 202-467-1909 Dustin Cranor, APR: dcranor@nullOceana.org 954.348.1314 Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed three amendments to the . . .
One study estimates that 100 million pieces of plastic, including single-use bags, pollute Lake Erie. (Indi Samarajiva/Flickr) To help protect the environment, three Ohio communities have passed bans on single-use plastic bags, but now state legislators are trying to . . .
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images North America/Getty Images) POINT REYES STATION, CALIFORNIA – MAY 23: A dead Gray Whale sits on the beach at Limantour Beach on May 23, 2019 in Point Reyes Station, California. A thirteenth Gray Whale washed up . . .
Scientists say it could lead to new conflicts over ocean resource use and global food security as world population grows. WASHINGTON — The world’s oceans will likely lose about one sixth of its fish and other marine life by . . .
The Arctic just saw its hottest May on record. Scientists led by the University of Edinburgh used drone-mounted cameras to study erosion of permafrost coastline in the Canadian Arctic. (CREDIT: Noah Bell) Drone surveys have revealed erosion of coastal . . .
Deforestation in Sumatra, (Getty Images) Almost 600 plant species have been lost from the wild in the last 250 years, according to a comprehensive study. The number is based on actual extinctions rather than estimates, and is twice that . . .
ABOVE: Cigarette butts proving to be an environmental hazard. Plastic straws are getting all the attention lately, with cities like Vancouver and Seattle banning the use of them. Even major corporations like Starbucks and McDonald’s have jumped on the environmental . . .
“As a result of the change, an estimated 60-90 percent of U.S. waterways could lose federal protections that currently shield them from pollution and development,” The Intercept’s Sharon Lerner reported on Friday. (Photo: wonderisland/Shutterstock) In a move environmentalists are warning . . .
Ohio House debates energy bill, HB6, before passing the chamber by a vote of 53-43. The Ohio House passed a sweeping energy bill, HB6, that would bail out the state’s two nuclear power plants and wipe out green energy . . .
“I feel like we’re doing this huge experiment to our climate system.” An area just below the Arctic Ocean rose to 84 degrees Fahrenheit in recent days, a staggering 30 degrees higher than the average temperature for this time . . .
All of this consumed plastic could have negative health effects. Every time you sit down to eat, microplastics float in the air and land on your food, invisibly becoming a part of your stir fry or pasta e fagioli. Over . . .
The average person uses a typical plastic bag for as short a time as 12 minutes before throwing it away, never thinking of where it may end up. Yet once consigned to a landfill, that standard grocery store tote . . .
Plastic pollution is killing marine animals at alarming rates. Why Global Citizens Should Care: Eight to 13 million tons of plastic enters the world’s oceans each year, killing thousands of marine creatures that accidentally ingest it or become entangled in it. Reducing . . .
Incentive programs could boost the use of agricultural practices that reduce the nutrient runoff linked to algal blooms. (Zachary Haslick, Aerial Associates Photography Inc./Flickr) COLUMBUS, Ohio – With the waters of Lake Erie starting to warm, concerns are rising . . .
Greenland has already lost 4,976 gigatons of water. Climate change is causing the world’s ice sheets to collapse, which could cause sea levels to significantly rise. The United Nations’ Global Goals calls on countries to pursue zero emission economies to . . .
These snorkelers are tackling ocean plastics – one straw at a time.
Celebrities have a unique role to play in reducing plastic waste. Why Global Citizens Should Care Plastic pollutes marine ecosystems around the world, causing harm to various species. The United Nations’ Global Goals call on countries to better protect the . . .
DECIDING TO GO GREEN isn’t a complicated choice. But zooming out on the issues can bring even the most good-intentioned consumers to their knees. Since 2010, we have lived through the five warmest years on record, temperatures that have exacerbated . . .
A satellite photo from earlier this month shows different degrees of winter weather around the Great Lakes. [NOAA] TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The Great Lakes region is warming faster than the rest of the U.S., a trend likely to . . .
The D’Bone Collector Museum in Davao City, Philippines, studied a Cuvier’s beaked whale that died over the weekend and found 16 rice sacks, multiple plastic bags, nylon ropes and other waste lodged in its body. “Plastic was just bursting out of its stomach,” . . .
ROGOWIEC, POLAND – NOVEMBER 29: Steam and smoke rise from the Belchatow Power Station as the open-pit coal mine that feeds the station coal lies below on November 29, 2018 in Rogowiec, Poland. The Belchatow station, with an output of . . .
During the season of Lent, which starts on Wednesday 6 March, church members are being invited to make a change to their lifestyles that will help make a positive difference to climate change and create a sustainable future for our . . .
The Wayne National Forest headquarters and Athens Ranger Station between Athens and Nelsonville (Dispatch photo) Wonder of wonders: In a year when it takes a 35-day government shutdown to get Congress to agree on anything and when the president’s . . .
New budget includes money to control algal blooms, Asian carp U.S. Rep Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo. (Jon Stinchcomb/News Herald) WASHINGTON – Despite so much political contention prior to its passage late last week, one area of the federal budget that received . . .
Algae floats in the Maumee Bay State Park marina on Lake Erie in Oregon in September, 2017 COLUMBUS — Gov. Mike DeWine said Wednesday that his upcoming budget proposal will put “real money” behind efforts to address Lake Erie’s . . .
Sulfoxaflor is a systemic insecticide that works by destroying the nervous system. Insects exposed go into tremors, then spasms, then death. Unfortunately, insects exposed means essentially all insects, including bees. In fact, sulfoxaflor is particularly hard on pollinators. That’s why in 2016 . . .
Rubbish landfill is seen after a landslide in Alpacoma, near La Paz, Bolivia, in January. (David Mercado/Reuters) Little Kamikatsu was facing a big problem. The rural Japanese town of 1,500 residents didn’t know what it was going to do with . . .
News reports and blogs are increasingly drawing attention to the amount of plastics in landfills and the ocean. It has become so bad in the oceans that many species are being killed, either from ingesting plastic microbeads from beauty products . . .
U.S. carbon dioxide emissions rose an estimated 3.4 percent in 2018, according to new research — a jarring increase that comes as scientists say the world needs to be aggressively cutting its emissions to avoid the most devastating effects of climate . . .
This Nov. 11, 2016 file photo shows Blood Falls, bottom left, and the Taylor Glacier near McMurdo Station, Antarctica. (Mark Ralston/Pool Photo via AP, File) (AP) Across the entire continent, there are more than 750,000 square miles of sea . . .
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to act quickly to prevent invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes and to use federal funding for the project. In comments submitted to the Corps . . .
Cuyahoga Valley National Park has more than $45 million in maintenance needs. (Cuyahoga jco/Flickr) A bipartisan push in Congress to pay for a multi-billion-dollar maintenance backlog at national parks in Ohio and across America fell short this session, but . . .
(Rich Beauchesne/Seacoastonline) Ohio lawmakers moved to further curtail the regulatory power of local governments on Wednesday when the House passed a bill prohibiting local fees on single-use plastic bags found at many grocery stores. Pushed by retailers, business . . .
This year, General Convention passed 19 environmental resolutions for the care of creation. Episcopal Climate News features a different one each week: Episcopal Climate NewsLike Page September 11 “Water as a Human Right” is one of 19 environmental resolutions passed . . .
The average American is on track to eat 222.2 pounds of red meat and chicken this year. Why Global Citizens Should Care Meat consumption has grown to unsustainable levels in recent years and is causing enormous ecological harm. You . . .
http://wapo.st/2BoqtTk “It’s like a deafening, piercing smoke alarm going off in the kitchen. We have to put out the fire,” said Erik Solheim, executive director of the U.N. Environment Program. He added that the need to either stop . . .
Lead pipes were commonly used for drinking water up until the 1930s, and many of those pipes remain in service. (Dispatch file photo] When workers repair broken water mains or service lines, old corroded pipes can potentially shake loose . . .
A man fishes from a break wall on the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland. (Tony Dejak, Associated Press) The U.S. Senate on Wednesday signed off on legislation that authorizes federal spending for water projects and demands that the U.S. . . .
The group Columbus Community Bill of Rights has been trying for four years to place an anti-fracking proposal on the Columbus ballot. [Jonathan Quilter/Dispatch file photo] The Ohio Supreme Court is being asked to reconsider whether a proposal to . . .
An environmental advocacy group announced Monday it is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling on the Lake Erie Bill of Rights initiative. The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund said it will file a motion to reconsider the . . .
There has been a lot of controversy lately on whether the Gospel is social justice or not. This is a continuation of positions stated in the 1987 Danvers Statement and the 2017 Nashville Statement. For your consideration, I have included . . .
FirstEnergy’s power plant subsidiary FirstEnergy Solutions announced it will close the coal-fired W.H. Sammis power plant in Stratton, Ohio, on June 1, 2022. The company has been waiting for the Trump Administration to intervene in competitive wholesale markets and said . . .
The 2015 Clean Power Plan was projected to cut carbon emissions to 19 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. (William Alden/Flickr) The public can now comment on the Trump administration’s proposal to replace the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era . . .