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‘Low-Hanging Fruit’: Dr. Rattan Lal on How Soil & Farming Can Help Save the Climate

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea ‘Low-Hanging Fruit’: Dr. Rattan Lal on How Soil & Farming Can Help Save the Climate

Dr. Rattan Lal’s world revolves around soil. And he understands, perhaps better than anyone, that every person’s world revolves around soil. Everything we eat, each and every day, begins with soil. There is, said Lal, a “direct relationship between human wellbeing and health of the soil and the land where they live… The fact is […]

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New Leaders Council Hosts Climate Discussion on Eve of Youth Strike

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea New Leaders Council Hosts Climate Discussion on Eve of Youth Strike

Thursday night, on the eve of the global youth climate strike, dozens of young progressives gathered at the Rambling House on Hudson Street to engaged in a climate action roundtable discussion organized by the New Leaders Council of Columbus. The Columbus NLC is a chapter of a national nonprofit with the goal of organizing and […]

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Climate Change Will Harm Children, Says Ohio Environmental Council

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Climate Change Will Harm Children, Says Ohio Environmental Council

“Climate change is hazardous to children’s health.” That is the blunt assessment of a report issued August 22 by the Ohio Environmental Council and Policy Matters Ohio. In the same week that the world learned the full extent of the fires burning down the Amazon rainforest and releasing tons of climate-shifting carbon into the atmosphere, […]

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This Heat Wave Could Seem Normal By Midcentury

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea This Heat Wave Could Seem Normal By Midcentury

Central Ohio is experiencing a severe heat wave today and into this weekend, and it may be a sign of things to come. The National Weather Service office in Wilmington has issued an excessive heat warning effective until 8 p.m. on Saturday and warns of temperatures in the mid-90s and heat index values of 100 […]

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Town Hall for the Green New Deal

  Town Hall for the Green New Deal

The Town Hall will present experts on the Federal proposal and how it might work in Columbus. Dr. Fadhel Kaboub, economics professor at Denison University, will present an overview of the Resolution, including the Job Guarantee program. Cathy Cowan Becker, leader of the Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 Campaign in Columbus, will discuss on the […]

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Columbus Lags Behind Peers in Solar Power

Brent Warren Brent Warren Columbus Lags Behind Peers in Solar Power

Despite steady growth in the number of solar panel installations in Columbus over the past several years, a new report shows that the city still lags behind many other places, including Cleveland and Cincinnati. The report, from the environmental organizations Frontier Group and Environment America, ranks Columbus 54th in the category of installed solar power […]

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Paris to Pittsburgh Film + Panel on Green New Deal

  Paris to Pittsburgh Film + Panel on Green New Deal

“Paris to Pittsburgh reveals the inspiring steps communities across the country are taking to confront the severe health and economic threats posed by climate change,” said Geoff Daniels, of National Geographic. “From innovative ways to improve our food supply chain through Fleet Farming, parking lots shaded by solar paneled roofs to passionate college students making […]

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