Climate Change

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Climate activists are being trained by former Vice President Al Gore this week in Pittsburgh. As The Allegheny Front’s Reid Fraizer reports, Gore founded the Climate Reality Project 10 years ago, after making his climate change documentary, an Inconvenient Truth. 

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A biologist is studying how some insects might be adapting to a changing climate. Scott Hotaling is studying stoneflies that live in glacial regions in the north, and how these animals might be evolving. We'll hear about a grant the city of Huntington is receiving to help first responders combat the drug abuse epidemic. 


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A few years back, West Virginia writer and filmmaker Danny Boyd stepped into the world of graphic novels, releasing books under his cult-classic Chillers franchise, as well as other stories. One of which was Carbon, a mythological world set in an alternative West Virginia and dealing with an ancient race of people and their effect on the coal industry thousands of years later. The follow-up, Salt, was released in late-2016 and picks up where Carbon left off. We spoke with Boyd about his latest graphic novel, some of the social and environmental issues addressed in the story and why he’s just now getting around to promoting it the way he would have liked.

EPA bracing for big cuts under Trump administration

Feb 21, 2017
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Adam Allington

The Environmental Protection Agency's new head, Scott Pruitt, is already signalling his intent to start undoing climate change regulations introduced under the Obama adminstration.

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 West Virginia led the charge against the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan yesterday in a day-long hearing at the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. 

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  People in West Virginia are still recovering from floods that tore through communities like vengeful gods. When you look at the pictures and videos of the June flood – thick, brown, furious, unrelenting – it’s not hard to imagine how our ancestors believed supernatural beings were behind the devastation. Today, of course, we have better insight into the natural forces at work, and science shows us that the damage from nature’s wrath has a lot to do with human behavior.

Floods and Climate Change

Jul 4, 2016
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West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, Glynis Board talks with experts to find out if last month’s massive flooding was caused by climate change.  And a report from Greene County, Pennsylvania – once the number one coal producing county in the nation, now the outlook is changing.

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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On this West Virginia Morning, we hear the latest on the flood relief efforts in the southern and central regions of the state.

We also hear from Jessica Moore, senior geologist with the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey, about how the devastating floods last week may not be connected to climate change.

What Is A Cracker Plant?

Jun 8, 2016
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West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, the Shell Oil Company will build a cracker plant in Pennsylvania near the West Virginia border.  Beth Vorhees talks with a chemical engineering professor at WVU for a review of how these plants operate.  And also from Pennsylvania, a story about how educators there teach climate change. 

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

Hello Mary Lou!

May 21, 2016

Mary Lou Bruner, who made headlines with her wild accusations about President Obama is running for Texas State Board of Education. If elected, she’ll be responsible for guiding the nation’s second largest public school system. Could she influence the content in textbooks used across the nation?

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West Virginia LearningMedia   is a constant go to spot for digital educational resources for the classroom.  Make learning come alive with some images from the very first Earth Day or take a peak at how climate change is affecting our planet.  Sometimes all it takes is a short video clip to engage your students and by providing them with an image of the lesson you are teaching the concepts stay with them.Looking for a way to engage students, choose a topic, explore LearningMedia and see what you can bring to the classroom.We have chosen a few of

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On West Virginia Morning, Appalachia Health News reporter Kara Lofton has the story about a new smartphone app and website that will help those addicted to drugs find treatment help.  Also, the national office supply store Staples is supporting the Clean Power Plan.  We’ll find out why. 

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

The Carbon Footprint of Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Nov 25, 2015
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West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Turkey and travel. Those are the two major players in the average American's Thanksgiving, but with all of the talk of climate change, how big is the carbon footprint of your family's holiday feast?

And a new national report says West Virginia has the highest rate in the nation of youth overdose deaths.

Ticks Are Migrating to Western Pennsylvania

Oct 27, 2015

In 2014 there were just 24 cases of Lyme Disease in West Virginia, but over 6 thousand in Pennsylvania according for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Ticks are migrating and it may have something to do with the weather.  The story on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting - telling West Virginia's story.

On West Virginia Morning, Ashton Marra reports on the phone calls former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship recorded himself that were played at his trial late last week.  The proceedings continue today.   Also researchers are looking for clues about the state’s climate history.  These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

The nonprofit news organization Climate Central is made up of journalists who report on climate science and scientists who conduct research on the subject. The group recently released a report focused on the increasing number of danger days cities across the country will experience over the next 40 years, and the state’s capital city, Charleston, topped the list. 

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Us & Them host Trey Kay tackles two big issues on the latest episode of the podcast this week: evolution and climate change. And while those issues are obviously divisive, Trey explores a new twist in the battle over these topics.

There are those out there willing to give thousands of dollars to anyone able to disprove their theories. 

Trey spoke with Beth Vorhees about the new episode and how money gets involved in the debates over these topics.

For this show, I speak with two men with very different perspectives on science.  They feel so strongly about their opinions that they are willing to put their money where their mouths are.   They each are offering a cash prize to anyone who can disprove their scientific theory.

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On West Virginia Morning, Us & Them host Trey Kay talks with Beth Vorhees about his latest podcast concerning evolution and climate change.  That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Radio news – telling West Virginia’s story.


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The Student Climate & Conservation Congress met for its sixth year this week in Shepherdstown, teaching high school students about conservation and leadership skills.

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