Town of Berkeley Springs, Morgan County looking south; CNB Bank (left) and The Country Inn (right). Photo taken on June 3, 2018.
Robert Madison / Courtesy Photo

Unpacking The Ways Climate Change is Affecting West Virginia

Last week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, the U.N. body that provides objective, scientific reports on climate change issued a grave warning : Humans are running out of time if we are to prevent the worst impacts of global warming. While the report took a global view, here in the Mountain State, scientists can already document the impacts of climate change. Many parts of the world are bracing for more extremes including and higher temperatures and more severe droughts, while the prognosis in West Virginia is more of a mixed bag.

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Cary Horton

This Sunday: Bottle Rockets, Amy Helm and More on Mountain Stage in Charleston.

All sorts of fun and exciting events are happening around the capital city this weekend with FestivALL Fall in full swing. Once again Mountain Stage with Larry Groce will close out the festivities.

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Hundreds of miners have been laid off this week following the closure of the Pinnacle mine in Wyoming County, and the news has left some considering getting out of the industry altogether.

Town of Berkeley Springs, Morgan County looking south; CNB Bank (left) and The Country Inn (right). Photo taken on June 3, 2018.
Robert Madison / Courtesy Photo

Last week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, the U.N. body that provides objective, scientific reports on climate change issued a grave warning: Humans are running out of time if we are to prevent the worst impacts of global warming.

While the report took a global view, here in the Mountain State, scientists can already document the impacts of climate change. Many parts of the world are bracing for more extremes including and higher temperatures and more severe droughts, while the prognosis in West Virginia is more of a mixed bag.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, hundreds of miners have been laid off, effective Thursday, Oct. 18, following a mine closure in Wyoming County. As Molly Born reports, the news is a blow to the region -- and some miners are now considering getting out of the industry altogether.

October 18, 1778: Martinsburg Incorporated

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Martinsburg took off with the arrival of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad IN 1842.
e-WV / WV Humanities Council

The town of Martinsburg in Berkeley County was incorporated on October 18, 1778. The place had been settled originally by Joseph and John Morgan in the 1740s. But it was Scotland native Adam Stephen who put Martinsburg on the map. Stephen established mills along the banks of Tuscarora Creek, built himself a limestone house, and, in 1773, laid out the town. He named it for Colonel Thomas Bryan Martin, a nephew of Lord Thomas Fairfax, who owned much of the present Eastern Panhandle.

Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage

Renowned acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke has a career that spans five decades, dating back to his 1969 debut album 6 & 12 String Guitar. This week you'll hear his 10th appearance on Mountain Stage since 1990, including our pick for Song of the Week.

Glynis Board / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Voter registration for the upcoming November 6th General Election is now closed. The online portal will not be reopened until after the general election in November.  

All registrations that were mailed will be added to the voter rolls so long as they were postmarked on or before October 16th.


Cary Horton

All sorts of fun and exciting events are happening around the capital city this weekend with FestivALL Fall in full swing. Once again Mountain Stage with Larry Groce will close out the festivities.

Join West Virginia Public Broadcasting and Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in Martinsburg as we co-host a FREE panel discussion with regional experts exploring the future of job opportunities in the Eastern Panhandle – and how to get there.

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice
WV Governor's Office

Lawyers for the governor of West Virginia have told the state Supreme Court the meaning of the word "reside" is unclear in a case regarding his residency outside of Charleston.

Female veterans in New York watch the grave-side ceremony for the formerly oldest living female Marine, Miriam Cohen.
Sgt. Randall A. Clinton / U.S. Marine Corps

A professional photographer from West Virginia who is an Army veteran is working on a project about female veterans from the state.

Stephanie Ferrell plans to photograph the veterans in their home environments. The Register-Herald reports the project is expected to exhibit in January.

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