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How Toxins Are Changing Childhood

The number of (largely untested) chemicals in our environment is on the rise, as are the rates of autism, cancer, and other serious health problems affecting kids. KIWI investigates
 this “silent pandemic”—and reveals how parents can fight back. When Josephine Wilson, 37, of Princeton, New Jersey, took her 1-year-old daughter to the pediatrician for a routine visit in July 2013, a flyer for a study on flame retardants in...

Granville CoHousing: An opportunity for more susta...

Granville CoHousing? Come to a meeting to learn more about it! A group interested in building a Granville cohousing community is now forming. It will be a 30-to-40 unit residential community characterized by sustainability and affordability. It will be multi-generational, embracing kids and grandparents and everyone in between. Granville Cohousing is based on values of neighborliness, diversity, and respect for the lives and...

World Council of Churches Endorses Fossil Fuel Div...

Geneva, Switzerland — The Central Committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC), a fellowship of over 300 churches which represent some 590 million people in 150 countries, endorsed fossil fuel divestment this week, agreeing to phase out its own holdings and encourage its members to do the same. The WCC Central Committee is made up of dozens of influential religious leaders from around the world, meaning the decision...

Sowing the Seeds of Its Own Demise: The Fossil Fue...

A new study released this month, coinciding with two landmark victories by communities over fossil fuel companies has shown that the social license for companies to dig or drill at will is rapidly eroding, sending warning signals to investors worldwide. Earlier this month, the University of Queensland’s, Harvard Kennedy School CSR initiative released a study suggesting that conflict with local communities is costing...

TransCanada Whistleblower Warns Of Shoddy Pipeline...

Former TransCanada Corp. employee Evan Vokes’ impassioned testimony before a Canadian Senate committee last week painted “a very, very bleak picture of the pipeline industry in Canada, and probably by extension, the States,” according to Sen. Betty Unger. Vokes’ allegations on Thursday against TransCanada, the Canadian company leading the controversial proposal to send tar sands oil from Alberta to...

Rest in peace, Teresa Peters

I got an email from an old friend today, the sort of mass email we send our friends and colleagues to update each other on our lives and goings on. I didn’t make it past the first line, because he opened his missive by mourning the death of Teresa Peters. Teresa was a friend of mine, though we’d lost touch the past couple of years. I knew she had been battling breast cancer, but I didn’t know how gravely ill she was, nor did...

Shale petroleum’s potential and its problems...

Christian Science Monitor – Commentary, The Monitor’s View Americans may not know it but other countries with shale deposits of gas or oil now look to the United States for leadership on two fronts: One, how to best use the techniques of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”). And two, how to resolve the competing values of even tapping this abundant source of petroleum. In large part because...

Solar Co-op Installs Third Solar Project

Editor’s Note: I initially titled this “Second Solar Project”. This is really the third installation. I forgot to count the initial project of our solar leader, Jeremy King. What an afternoon!  Ten of us co-opers gathered around 1pm today, removed the lone panel that was put up just to know that it could work, rejiggered the whole structural layout, built six purlins, installed two angle members, torqued...

Solar co-op installs PV panels on Evans’ gar...

The third work day for installing photo-voltaic panels on Tom & Laura Evans’ garage went smoothly. Volunteers had the chance to do many of the tasks required to mount the panels. We all learned, including the teachers. Here are some photos from Debra Hamilton. The Granville Sentinel was present. Watch for the report and pictures this week.     Share...

Free OEC Webinars on Fracking for July 12 and July...

The Facts on Fracking Join us for a two-part discussion of the environmental, human health, and community impacts associated with shale gas drilling and development (fracking). Part 1: July 12 – Fracking Waste Management 11 a.m. – 1  p.m. The first webinar will discuss fracking waste streams including brine, flowback fluid, and drill cuttings and drilling muds. It will include an overview of how these wastes are...

Community solar power system under study

Bryn Mawr site potential host for Granville area endeavor The house at 3758 Lancaster Road, once the site of the Bryn Mawr Restaurant, may soon have banks of solar panels. A group of a dozen people met June 25 in Granville to discuss the project, a community-owned solar power generating system. “This project could serve as a national model for community collaboration, local sustainability and building neighborhood...

Licking County Concerned Citizens arranged for 30 ...

On Monday, June 24, 2013 the Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District guided 30 people down the Licking River. The group was made up of Concerned Citizens for Public Health and Environment and the Licking County Bicycle Club. The float was a pleasant evening after an afternoon thunderstorm. Here are some pictures taken by Aaron Kierns who is author of the book, “Black Hand Gorge: A Journey Thru Time,”...

Resistance in Ohio, Fracking’s Dumping Groun...

The Ohio River valley is lush in the spring. The eastern Ohio River, one of America’s most economically vital waterways, winds through the rolling green foothills of Appalachia as it ambles past small towns and cities in Ohio and West Virginia. The valley has been heavily industrialized for decades. Coal-burning power plants, chemical processing facilities and mills dot the riverside. In 2012, the Ohio River was ranked...

Licking County Fracking Advisory Committee is reti...

TO:   Licking County Fracturing Advisory Committee Members FROM:   Licking County Commissioners Tim Bubb, Duane Flowers and Doug Smith DATE:  May 23, 2013 RE:    Thanks for your service to Licking County First of all ‘thanks’ for serving on the Licking County Fracking Advisory Committee in 2012 and 2013.    Your service to Licking County is very much appreciated! During the past year this special purpose committee met eight...

Training available for Air Quality Monitors, Satur...


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