Another Silent Spring

By Bethany N. Bella North American bird populations are disappearing faster than the noticeable climate shifts that seem to be impacting their traditional migration patterns, and it could only get worse over the next 75 years. According to the National Audubon Society, 314 of 588 North American bird species surveyed over the past three centuries…

The 2014 Ohio Pawpaw Festival

  Story by Cassie Kelly, CGM Editor-in-Chief Photos by Alexandria Polanosky, Multimedia Editor With a diverse selection of entertainment, record attendance and a zero waste initiative, this year’s Pawpaw Festival was a huge success for the community and the environment. Chris Chmiel, Athens County commissioner and founder of the Pawpaw Festival, said he started the…

Letting the Sun in

Story by Brady Edge, staff writer, Photography by contributing photographer Kara Frisina I had grown a full beard. The mustache would grow stiff like steel wool on the way to Physiology class in the morning, the nose above becoming so numb that it felt perpetually stuffy. In Southeast Ohio, we endured the coldest Winter on…

Fighting Invasive Insects with Weather

Story by Nicaylen Rayasa, staff writer The 2013-2014 Winter was unusually cruel for the eastern half of the United States. Several severe winter weather events brought plunges of sub-zero temperatures and gave rise to the term ‘polar vortex’. This cyclonic, polar air typically confined to the arctic, sent waves of arctic energy to the continental states and…

“Don’t Waste Ohio” — Original Press Release

For Immediate Release — Athens County Fracking Action Network “Don’t Waste Ohio” Legislator Accountability Day Highlights Dangers of Fracking Waste Disposal Athens, Ohio – Two cars full of Athens County residents joined 75 other Ohioans yesterday at the Statehouse to speak with legislators and to rally against toxic, mostly out-of-state frack waste being injected into…