The Effect$ of Climate Change are Extensive and Profound, Now & Later

April 13, 2018

What we face as the climate changes Essay by S. Tom Bond, Retired Chemistry Professor & Resident Farmer, Lewis County, WV Rising ocean level causes migration. There are many reasons areas just above sea level are densely inhabited, ports are there, broad expanses of tillable or easily developed land are there, and close contact with [...]

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Does living near an oil and gas well increase your risk of cancer?

April 12, 2018

A new Colorado study says yes, increased cancer risk exists! State Health Department said more research needed to confirm! From an Article by John Ingold, Denver Post, April 9, 2018 A new study led by researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health concludes that the air quality around oil and gas wells places those [...]

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Wastewater Injection Linked to Earthquakes in Oklahoma, etc.

April 11, 2018

Oklahoma orders cut in water injection after earthquakes From Oklahoma City, Associated Press, April 7, 2018 Sandstone bricks from the historic Pawnee County Bank litter the sidewalk after an early morning earthquake in Pawnee, Oka., on Sept. 3, 2016. COVINGTON, Okla. — The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has directed a wastewater disposal well to reduce its [...]

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ACP Pipeline Questioned on Environmental Justice

April 10, 2018

Environmental Justice Concerns and the Proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline Route in North Carolina Research Triangle Institute, Report ISSN 2378-7813, March 2018 Authors: Sarah Wraight, Julia Hofmann, Justine Allpress, and Brooks Depro ABSTRACT— This report describes publicly available data sets and quantitative analysis that local communities can use to evaluate environmental justice concerns associated with pipeline [...]

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Colorado Residents Becoming Upset Over Dangerous Drilling & Fracking

April 9, 2018

Standing against fracking in Boulder County open spaces is urgent From an Article by Rebecca Dickson, Daily Camera, Boulder, CO, April 7, 2018 Fracking on Boulder County open space could begin within the year. If you’re reading this article, you’re likely aware of this threat because the Camera has been covering it. But many Boulder [...]

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Climate, Disease and the Fate of the Roman Empire

April 8, 2018

Pathogens and the Anthropocene: Germs, Genes, Geography, Part 1 From an Article by Kyle Harper, Inhabiting the Anthropocene, October 18, 2017 >>> Professor Kyle Harper’s recent book, The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire, is now available from Princeton University Press. This blog post expands from Harper’s work on the [...]

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Cornell’s Spring Environmental Humanities Lectures Announced

April 7, 2018

Spring Environmental Humanities Lecture Series begins April 12 Article by Linda B. Glaser, Cornell Chronicle, April 3, 2018 Scholars in the new interdisciplinary field of environmental humanities argue that climate change, water security, environmental justice and other such challenges can’t be solved purely by economic and scientific solutions: Human culture is implicated in ecological conditions. [...]

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Comprehensive Information Source on Major New WV Gas Pipelines

April 6, 2018

WVDEP Launches Webpage Dedicated to Helping Citizens Learn About Pipeline Projects From the WV-DEP Webpage, Pipeline Projects, April 2, 2018 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (April 2, 2018) – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has launched an easy to use webpage designed to help citizens learn more about five major proposed or under construction natural [...]

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Business Leaders Promote Ethane Storage for Plastics Plants in Ohio Valley

April 5, 2018

Two crackers, one valley could yield big dividends, business leaders say From an Article by Linda Harris, State Journal, April 2, 2018 WHEELING — If one ethane cracker within an 80-mile radius is good, Mountaineer NGL President David Hooker says having two would make the Upper Ohio Valley a business magnet. But that all depends [...]

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Community Organizing Summit by the Appalachian Gas Working Group

April 4, 2018

This Weekend at Jackson’s Mill: Community Organizing Summit hosted by the Appalachian Gas Working Group >>> Media Advisory from the Appalachian Gas Working Group, April 4, 2018 Contacts: Angie Rosser, West Virginia Rivers Coalition, 304-437-1274, arosser@wvrivers.org Justin Raines, West Virginia Sierra Club, 304-532-3520, justinraineswv@gmail.com Natalie Thompson, OVEC-Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, 304-222-2208, natalie@ohvec.org What: Community Organizing [...]

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