Geothermal: The Heat Beneath Our Feet

Geothermal energy, a technology that takes advantage of the Earth’s ability to supply and transfer heat, is quickly infiltrating the public consciousness. There are, however, some key questions that those who are not familiar with the technology may have about how it works. The word “geothermal” actually refers to two completely different technologies—one for heating…

Ohio counties look to renovate household sewage treatment systems

Story by Olivia Miltner, CGM Staff Writer Homes in 6 southeast Ohio counties will undergo renovations after Hocking, Meigs, Morgan, Morrow, Muskingum and Perry counties received loans from the Ohio EPA to repair or replace home sewage treatment systems for low-income residents. Each county received 56,000 dollars in loans in October with the hopes eliminating…

Eco-News in Brief 11/10

Remembering Hurricane Sandy Lonnie Thompson Visits OU   Letter to the Editor: McDavis needs to wake up Ohio University Sierra Student Coalition leader, Caitlyn McDaniel, raises the attention of the students and community about the lack-luster efforts of the Ohio University administration to take climate change seriously. “And yet five minutes into the presentation, feeling…

Cities, States leading charge for Climate Change executive order

Story by Mathew Roberts, CGM Editor-in-Chief The impacts of climate change are here now and into the future. Today, the White House issued an executive order to combat the looming effects of climate change within the nation’s borders. Areas that are extremely prone to heavy losses–areas with excessively high temperatures, heavy downpours, wildfires, droughts, ocean acidification,…

Eco-News In Brief 9/23

Eco-News In Brief 9-23-13 Antibiotics Could Be Killing Us: http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/item/18202-antibiotics-used-to-make-livestock-more-profitable-may-be-killing-us At what cost will we jump too far to have meat all the time. As you see, antibiotics may be killing us both physically and by the toll it takes on poor Mother Earth. Get the Buzz!   Officials Looking at Oil/Gas Spills in Colorado…

City of Athens to acquire abandoned property with possible groundwater contamination

By CG News Editor April Jaynes Monday night, members of Athens City Council were divided evenly in a discussion about the city’s decision to purchase property of an abandoned gas station on Columbus Road. City Council President Jim Sands moved to pass the ordinance, authorizing the property acquisition. The property, located at 83 Columbus Rd. within…

Eco-news in brief 7-10

By CG News Editor April Jaynes Local developer signs consent order to resolve past EPA complaint  Hydraulic fracturing developer James Brent Hayes recently signed a consent order in the Athens County Common Pleas Court to settle a legal complaint filed against him two years ago by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The complaint claimed that…