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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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The federal government is looking into the details from the longest running oil spill in U.S. history, and it's looking far worse than the oil rig owner let on, as The New York Times reported.
By Tara Lohan
When armed militants with a grudge against the federal government seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in rural Oregon back in the winter of 2016, I remember avoiding the news coverage. Part of me wanted to know what was happening, but each report I read — as the occupation stretched from days to weeks and the destruction grew — made me so angry it was hard to keep reading.
A searing heat wave has begun to spread across Europe, with Germany, France and Belgium experiencing extreme temperatures that are set to continue in the coming days.
In the 1980s, a Greenlandic subsistence hunter shot and killed a whale with bizarre features unlike any he had ever seen before. He knew something was unique about it, so he left its abnormally large skull on top of his toolshed where it rested until a visiting professor happened upon it a few years later.