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Jack Shaner is deputy director and senior director of legislative and public affairs for Ohio Environmental Council. Shaner brings more than 25 years of experience in public interest advocacy and legislative service to Ohio’s environmental-conservation community. Beginning his fifteenth year as the director of the Ohio Environmental Council legislative program and earned media efforts, Shaner is well recognized in statehouse corridors in Columbus and in newsrooms across the state as the premier environmental policy advocate at capitol square.
Before joining the Ohio Environmental Council, Shaner served as policy director for the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus and staffed the caucus’ members on the Energy, Natural Resources and Environment Committee. A native Buckeye, Jack is a graduate of the Ohio State University and the Environmental Leadership Institute.
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Food manufacturer General Mills issued a voluntary recall of more than 600,000 pounds, or about 120,000 bags, of Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour this week after a sample tested positive for a bacteria strain known to cause illness.
Extreme weather events supercharged by climate change in 2012 led to nearly 1,000 more deaths, more than 20,000 additional hospitalizations, and cost the U.S. healthcare system $10 billion, a new report finds.
A Bay Area conservation group struck a deal to buy and to protect the world's largest remaining privately owned sequoia forest for $15.6 million. Now it needs to raise the money, according to CNN.
The Rugby World Cup starts Friday in Japan where Pacific Island teams from Samoa, Fiji and Tonga will face off against teams from industrialized nations. However, a new report from a UK-based NGO says that when the teams gather for the opening ceremony on Friday night and listen to the theme song "World In Union," the hypocrisy of climate injustice will take center stage.
By Wudan Yan
In June, New York Times journalist Andy Newman wrote an article titled, "If seeing the world helps ruin it, should we stay home?" In it, he raised the question of whether or not travel by plane, boat, or car—all of which contribute to climate change, rising sea levels, and melting glaciers—might pose a moral challenge to the responsibility that each of us has to not exacerbate the already catastrophic consequences of climate change. The premise of Newman's piece rests on his assertion that traveling "somewhere far away… is the biggest single action a private citizen can take to worsen climate change."