Lyndsey Brennan has worked as a teacher, library assistant, and event planner in Ohio and Honduras. She is currently a master’s student in the journalism program at Kent State University, and serves as a graduate assistant for the Center for Scholastic Journalism, helping to organize and execute Ohio Scholastic Media Association (OSMA) workshops and conventions. [...]
What will happen to the Cuyahoga River as a result of climate change?
Four experts weigh in on how prepared we are to deal with what’s in store for the river
How will climate change affect Cleveland’s poor communities?
The U.S. Global Change Research Program was founded in 1989 to help leaders understand and thoughtfully respond to man-made or naturally occurring changes in the environment, especially as they relate to climate change. About a year ago, this research program released a report put together by 300 experts from the government and private sector. Titled [...]
Talking climate change with Dr. Cameron Lee
Today I interviewed applied climatologist and KSU assistant professor Cameron Lee, Ph.D. to get an idea of what areas I should focus on in my reporting about climate change in Northeast Ohio. While Dr. Lee wasn't able to speak specifically to the Cuyahoga River (it's not his area of expertise), he was able to point [...]
Mini Profile #1: Lou Elsaesser
Lou Elsaesser in front of the Cuyahoga River near Station Rd. Bridge. “I started doing volunteer work on a heavy basis when I retired 10 years ago. At that point, I got to use my degree in biology from when I graduated back in ’73. Most people thought when I was going to school that [...]
Why are evangelicals suspicious of climate change, and what is the cost of their skepticism?
When I was a part of conservative Christianity, enemies were everywhere. (Full disclosure: I’m not a Christian, but I was one – and kind of an intense one, to be honest – for 15 years.) LGBTQ people threatened traditional family values. NARAL and Planned Parenthood threatened the sanctity of life. Popular culture threatened our purity, [...]
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