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Welcome to a new effort at WREG-TV News Channel 3: looking at information regarding preserving natural resources, conserving energy, expanding opportunities. Stay tuned for more coming soon, including a vlog at some point in the future. In the meantime, if you know of any events that involve environmental issues, either local and related to the Mid-South, or further afield, please pass along that information to me at WREG-TV:                              

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FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 13,  2019: #WREG  @3onyourside  #YOURENVIRONMENT VLOG —  

WREG Meteorologist Austen Onek takes a look at efforts on-line and in person that you can use to help protect the planet. In this week’s edition:

*Teen #climateactivist #GretaThunberg is heading to the US to encourage talk on #ClimateChange. Unfortunately, her detractors are criticizing her in ad hominem attacks, rather than sticking to the facts. More on her upcoming visit and her responses to her critics…

* The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change #IPCC issues their latest report about conserving land and improving food development in the midst of a #climatecrisis due to human-induced #climatechange

*NOAA raises the potential for tropical weather in its latest forecast statement for the latter half of #HurricaneSeason2019. 

All that and a look at #deforestation in the tropical #rainforest and how YOU can help preserve critically-needed rainforest space from development, coming up on this week’s #WREG @3onyourside #enviroblog #YourEnvironment.

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FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 5,  2019: #WREG  @3onyourside  #YOURENVIRONMENT VLOG —  

WREG Meteorologist Austen Onek takes a look at efforts on-line and in person that you can use to help protect the planet. In this week’s edition:

*Mid-South, national and world #airquality
*The censoring of #ClimateChange in the US federal government
*Local conservation / ecology events available in the next few weeks
*Clicking the #BigGreenButton to save #rainforest space to keep Earth’s air clean

All that and much more available now at http://www.wreg.com/weather/environment

#ShareAndEnjoy

 


FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2019: THIS WEEK IN CLIMATE CHANGE:

More links about climate change and – more importantly – what you and I can do to help #ProtectThePlanet as #ThereIsNoPlanetB all available on my social media sites:

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FOR THE WEEK OF SUNDAY, MAY 19,  2019: #WREG  @3onyourside  #YOURENVIRONMENT VLOG —  

For the week of May 19, 2019: looking at things ecological and environmental on this week’s edition of WREG’s Your Environment videoblog.
Coming up in this week’s edition:

*Days left until Asteroid Day 2019
*Updates on http://www.therainforestsite.com and how YOU can click to save the rain forest.
*Air quality in the Mid-South and the state of smoke from Mexican wildfires…
*Pick up #5PiecesADay of Plastic and begin a new good habit
*Upcoming Riverfront Cleanup from #WolfRiverConservancy
*Do wind turbines cause cancer? No, that’s a lie. And science – like predicting eclipses and climate change – helps to back that up.

All that and much more on this week’s edition of #WREG @3onyourside Earth/green-blog #YourEnvironment. #ShareAndEnjoy
Drop by http://www.wreg.com/weather/environment for more or go to…
​http://via.wreg.com/jrx2m

 


 

FOR THE WEEK OF SUNDAY, MAY 12,  2019: #WREG  @3onyourside  #YOURENVIRONMENT VLOG —

Re-visiting a few sites from last week with new information, this week we take a look at:

*Cleaning up plastic pollution and using social media to spread the word

*Smoke from Mexican wildfires may head into the Mid-South, and a few great air quality and atmospheric data websites to use to track that and other phenomenon

*Local events including clean-up efforts from Wolf River Conservancy; supporting Project Greenfork and the latest events from Memphis City Beautiful and the Memphis/Shelby County Office of Sustainability

All that and much more this week on #WREG #ecoblog #YourEnvironment, available at http://www.wreg.com/weather/environment
or
http://via.wreg.com/jrx2m



FOR THE WEEK OF SUNDAY, MAY 5,  2019: #WREG  @3onyourside  #YOURENVIRONMENT VLOG —  

WREG Meteorologist Austen Onek takes an in-depth look at things environmental for the Mid-South and beyond. In this week’s edition:

*Air Quality Awareness Week 2019 wrap-up
*National Hurricane Preparedness Week 2019 begins
*National Hurricane Center forecasts
*Short, medium, long term forecast from the NOAA Climate Prediction Center
*Environmental and ecological websites from the Mid-South and around the rest of the planet
*Latest tally of clicks from http://www.therainforestsite.com and introduction to illegal timber cutting

All that and much more available at http://www.wreg.com/weather/environment/  OR  http://via.wreg.com/jrx2m

 


FOR THE WEEK OF SUNDAY, APRIL 28,  2019: #WREG  @3onyourside  #YOURENVIRONMENT VLOG —  

WREG Meteorologist Austen Onek takes a look at things ecological and Earth related in this week’s #YourEnvironment.

In this week’s edition:

*Electric vehicle recharging stations added to Google Maps

*New advances in electric vehicle technology

*Mid-South Air Quality

*Local clean-up and ecology efforts

*Asteroid Day 2019 is in two months

*Updated tally of http://www.therainforestsite.com page clicks and rain forest space saved to date…

All that and much more available at wreg.com/weather/environment

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FOR THE WEEK OF SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2019: #WREG  @3onyourside  #YOURENVIRONMENT VLOG —  

For the week before #EarthDay2019, meteorologist @AustenOnekWREG @AOnek_WREG3 has a look at things environmental locally and around the planet. In this week’s edition:
*EarthDay is next Monday!
*Air Quality in the #MidSouth via airnow.gov
*Plastic Pollution in our oceans; more importantly: what we can do about it – humans created the plastic mess, humans can fix it
*Update on http://www.therainforestsite.com clicks and acreage saved

All that and much more.

Got local environmental events to tell the Mid-South about? Let us know at austen.onek@wreg.com Find out more at http://www.wreg.com/weather/environment

 


FOR THE WEEK OF SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2019: #WREG  @3onyourside  #YOURENVIRONMENT VLOG —  

Taking a wide-ranging look at ecological and environmental issues, this week’s #WREG @3onyourside Your Environment:

*Encouraging bees to your yard with the right plants
*Tidal Power gaining momentum and interest
*Ice shelf calving away, taking British research station with it
*Businesses fighting the anti-plastic-straw legislation
*Looking at a black hole with new resolution soon
*Mid-South Air Quality

More Mid-South environmental info and links available at http://www.wreg.com/weather/environment/ or http://via.wreg.com/jrx2m

Got Mid-South recycling or clean-up efforts? Let me know about it at austen.onek@wreg.com.


FOR THE WEEK OF SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2019: #WREG  @3onyourside  #YOURENVIRONMENT VLOG —  

WREG Meteorologist Austen Onek with the March 31 / early April’s edition of News Channel 3’s #YourEnvironment videoblog.

This week: a look at @EarthHour2019 events and how we measured up at News Channel 3 counting the number of lights left on that could be turned off, using less energy and saving more money.

Also:
*Upcoming events from the Wolf River Conservancy, including a future public meeting regarding research into how to protect the Memphis aquifer.

*More information on local air quality and efforts to keep Memphis and the Mid-South clean.

*All that and much more at http://www.wreg.com/weather/environment/ or http://via.wreg.com/jrx2m

E-mail me with local conservation and recycling events at austen.onek@wreg.com


FOR THE WEEK OF SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2019: #WREG  @3onyourside  #YOURENVIRONMENT VLOG —

WREG Meteorologist Austen Onek takes a look at things environmental and all about preserving our home in space.

In this week’s edition:

* #EARTHHOUR is this coming Saturday evening. More importantly, it’s YOUR opportunity to learn about saving money by conserving energy and natural resources. Some basic mathematics about the need to stop leaving the light switch on “just because it’s easier than not turning it off and on all the time”.
* Also, a look at this week’s rain forest space saved at http://www.therainforestsite.com
* Thanks to WolfRiver.org for the Wolf River Harbor clean up this past Saturday, and looking forward to new events celebrating ecology and keeping our local environment clean.

All that and much more at http://www.wreg.com/weather/environment/  or http://via.wreg.com/jrx2m

Got local environmental, recycling or other Earth-related events? Drop me a line at austen.onek@wreg.com 



FOR THE WEEK OF SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2019: #WREG  @3onyourside  #YOURENVIRONMENT VLOG —   

WREG Meteorologist Austen Onek takes an look at things environmental for the week of March 17, 2019.
In this week’s edition:

*Wolf River Conservancy’s harbor clean-up is next weekend
*12 days until @EarthHour2019 & how YOU can participate (and save money and conserve energy)
*The #YouthClimateStrike2019 – reactions for & against
*Upcoming major flooding in the Midwest and how it might affect the Mid-South area.

All that and much more available at wreg.com/weather/environment.
http://via.wreg.com/jrx2m

Got environmental / ecology / clean-up events? E-mail me at austen.onek@wreg.com.


FOR THE WEEK OF SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2019: #WREG  @3onyourside  #YOURENVIRONMENT VLOG — 

For the week of March 10, 2019, #WREG @3onyourside meteorologist Austen Onek takes a brief look at things environmental in the #MidSouth & beyond:

In this week’s edition:
* The #YouthClimateStrike is Friday, March 15
* Updated click tally from http://www.therainforestsite.com
* Air quality here in the Mid-South and over the rest of the planet
* Actions to fight destruction of the planet’s rain forests by examining data and your chosen products purchased at the grocery store

Find out more at:  http://www.wreg.com/weather/environment/  http://via.wreg.com/jrx2m


FOR THE WEEK OF SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2019: #WREG  @3onyourside  #YOURENVIRONMENT VLOG — 

WREG Meteorologist Austen Onek with the first episode of March 2019.

In this week’s edition:

*Air quality in the Mid-South

*Time left until Earth Hour 2019

*The Youth Climate March and other Climate Activism events local and around the world. Just kids playing hooky or can they change the world with their efforts?

All that, and a look at how much rain forest space has been saved by http://www.therainforestsite.com in 2019.

Got local environmental, ecology, recycling, clean-up, conservation events?
Drop me a line at austen.onek@WREG.com. #YourEnvironment

http://via.wreg.com/jrx2m
http://www.wreg.com/weather/environment/


FOR THE WEEK OF SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2019: #WREG  @3onyourside  #YOURENVIRONMENT VLOG — 

WREG Meteorologist Austen Onek with this week’s environmental videoblog #YourEnvironment – – – In this week’s edition: * Counting down until Earth Hour 2019 * earth.nullschool.net visble Earth data in 3-D format, including ocean currents and atmospheric dust * Sea Surface Temperatures, and why they matter * Human garbage stacking up in ocean gyres All that, and much more, including a look at this week’s tally of http://www.therainforestsite.com amount of #rainforest space saved by clicking The Big Green Button.

 


FOR THE WEEK OF SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2019: #WREG  @3onyourside  #YOURENVIRONMENT VLOG

WREG Meteorologist Austen Onek takes an in-depth look at recent environmental issues around the Mid-South and beyond.
In this week’s issue:
*Harpooning junk IN SPAAAAAAACE!
*Testing for radon in your home from TN Environment
*English Ivy removal in Memphis park space
*40 Days until Earth Hour 2019
All that and much more at wreg.com/weather/environment/


FOR THE WEEK OF SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2019: #WREG  @3onyourside  #YOURENVIRONMENT VLOG

WREG Meteorologist Austen Onek with the latest updates on all things environmental, conservation and ecology. In this week’s update:
* Countdown to http://www.EarthHour.org on March 30
* Updates on http://www.therainforestsite.com and preserving rain forest space for the planet’s health
* The #GreenNewDeal… what it is, and what it isn’t, and – more importantly – how you can read it for yourself.  Scroll down for link to US House Resolution…

All on this week’s edition of #WREG @3onyourside video environmental blog #YourEnvironment

“116TH CONGRESS 1ST SESSION H. RES. ll: Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal. ”

https://ocasio-cortez.house.gov/sites/ocasio-cortez.house.gov/files/Resolution%20on%20a%20Green%20New%20Deal.pdf

“Whereas the Federal Government-led mobilizations during
World War II and the New Deal created the greatest
middle class that the United States has ever seen, but
many members of frontline and vulnerable communities
were excluded from many of the economic and societal
benefits of those mobilizations; and
Whereas the House of Representatives recognizes that a new
national, social, industrial, and economic mobilization on
a scale not seen since World War II and the New Deal
era is a historic opportunity—
(1) to create millions of good, high-wage jobs in the
United States;
(2) to provide unprecedented levels of prosperity and
economic security for all people of the United States; and
(3) to counteract systemic injustices: Now, therefore,
be it…”


FOR THE WEEK OF SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 2019: #WREG @3onyourside #YOURENVIRONMENT VLOG

FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 27, 2019 — Updates on post-government-shutdown effects to the National Park Service facilities, and – more importantly – what YOU can do to help ; local science and conservation efforts at Lichterman Nature Center and the Memphis Zoo; countdown to Earth Hour in 61 days; how much the oceans are warming up from the Bulletin Of The Atomic Scientists and the latest amount of saved rainforest space from http://www.therainforestsite.com. All that and a lot more on this week’s WREG-TV environmental blog, #YourEnvironment. //ShareAndEnjoy


FOR THE WEEK OF SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2019: YOUR ENVIRONMENT VLOG

 


FOR THE WEEK OF SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2019: YOUR ENVIRONMENT VLOG

 



GOT IDEAS / SUGGESTIONS / EVENTS? I WANT TO KNOW…

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Welcome to the “I Want To Know” segment of the show. This blog can’t operate without information from the public. If you’ve got details about things you think the public should know about involving conservation, ecology, recycling, clean-ups, alternative energy… let me know. Send me the information at the e-mail address in the graphic. We can’t do this blogging thing without YOU, so give us a shout, and soon!

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