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Dr. Randi Pokladnik

Dr. Randi Pokladnik was born and raised in Ohio. She earned an associate degree in Environmental Engineering, a BA in Chemistry, MA and PhD in Environmental Studies. She is certified in hazardous materials regulations and holds a teaching license in science and math. She worked as a research chemist for National Steel Corporation for 12 years and taught secondary and post secondary science and math classes for more than 20 years. Her research includes an analysis of organic farming regulations and environmental issues impacting the Appalachian region of Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia. She lives near Tappan Lake in an eco log home that she and her husband built in 2001. Hobbies include running, gardening, sewing and doing fun things with her granddaughters.


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Bluebird of happiness
Published: March 17, 2017

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses bird conservation efforts with bald eagles and bluebirds.

Like birds in coal mines, their deaths warn us of our own fragility
Published: March 03, 2017

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses two female scientists and writers who had an impact on her life.

Assault of the Ohio River: Waste dump or drinking water?
Published: February 17, 2017

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses the Ohio River and her view on industrial waste from fracking.

The nuclear option: Is it really the right option?
Published: January 27, 2017

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses nuclear energy and alternative energy sources.

Wood-boring beetle devastates ash trees in region
Published: January 20, 2017

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses invasive species and how they affect trees and forests.

Wood-boring beetle devastates ash trees in region
Published: January 16, 2017

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses invasive species and how they affect trees and forests.

Make a resolution for the planet
Published: December 30, 2016

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses astronauts and how their view of our planet from space affected their beliefs.

Donít make Christmas a shopping frenzy
Published: December 16, 2016

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses her belief on materialism and Christmas.

Sugar is wreaking havoc on our health
Published: December 02, 2016

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses sugar and its effects on health.

Cotton replaced hemp in the world of fiber by chemical giant Dupont
Published: November 18, 2016

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses cotton, organic cotton and hemp.



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