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‘Low-Hanging Fruit’: Dr. Rattan Lal on How Soil & Farming Can Help Save the Climate

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea ‘Low-Hanging Fruit’: Dr. Rattan Lal on How Soil & Farming Can Help Save the Climate

Dr. Rattan Lal’s world revolves around soil. And he understands, perhaps better than anyone, that every person’s world revolves around soil. Everything we eat, each and every day, begins with soil. There is, said Lal, a “direct relationship between human wellbeing and health of the soil and the land where they live… The fact is […]

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Climate Change Will Harm Children, Says Ohio Environmental Council

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Climate Change Will Harm Children, Says Ohio Environmental Council

“Climate change is hazardous to children’s health.” That is the blunt assessment of a report issued August 22 by the Ohio Environmental Council and Policy Matters Ohio. In the same week that the world learned the full extent of the fires burning down the Amazon rainforest and releasing tons of climate-shifting carbon into the atmosphere, […]

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This Heat Wave Could Seem Normal By Midcentury

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea This Heat Wave Could Seem Normal By Midcentury

Central Ohio is experiencing a severe heat wave today and into this weekend, and it may be a sign of things to come. The National Weather Service office in Wilmington has issued an excessive heat warning effective until 8 p.m. on Saturday and warns of temperatures in the mid-90s and heat index values of 100 […]

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Columbus Lags Behind Peers in Solar Power

Brent Warren Brent Warren Columbus Lags Behind Peers in Solar Power

Despite steady growth in the number of solar panel installations in Columbus over the past several years, a new report shows that the city still lags behind many other places, including Cleveland and Cincinnati. The report, from the environmental organizations Frontier Group and Environment America, ranks Columbus 54th in the category of installed solar power […]

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OSU WestFest Showcases Science and Sustainability

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea OSU WestFest Showcases Science and Sustainability

This Saturday, May 18 marks the third year of WestFest on Ohio State’s West Campus, an opportunity for the university to showcase some of its research and accomplishments in the science of sustainability. Partnering with COSI, the Franklin Park Conservatory and Columbus GreenSpot, WestFest will feature stations managed by the university’s Sustainability Institute, the Byrd […]

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Yearly Algae Forecast Looks Bad for Lake Erie

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Yearly Algae Forecast Looks Bad for Lake Erie

Last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that Lake Erie could expect a larger than usual toxic algae bloom this summer. The potential bloom is likely to be more severe than last year, and perhaps on par with some of the blooms that have plagued the lakeside communities in recent years. “Algae” is […]

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USGBC Ohio Gives – A Green Apple Day of Service

  USGBC Ohio Gives – A Green Apple Day of Service

Join USGBC Ohio on May 4th to help transform the exterior of the Hamilton STEM Academy in the Linden Neighborhood of Columbus. We are partnering with Columbus City Schools and FLOW (Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed) to create a more inviting and healthy environment for our local students. We will be renovating the front […]

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