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Families Enjoy Hands-On Science Activities at WestFest

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Families Enjoy Hands-On Science Activities at WestFest

On Saturday, dozens of families gathered at Ohio State’s West Campus Quad to participate in the third annual West Campus Science & Sustainability Festival or WestFest. Sponsored by the Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center, the Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center, the Center for Applied Plant Sciences, the Ohio Sea Grant, the Sustainability Institute and Ohio State […]

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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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Watershed Moment: The Past, Present and Future of Big Darby Creek

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Watershed Moment: The Past, Present and Future of Big Darby Creek

Mussel Memories There’s more to freshwater mussels than meets the eye, mostly because you can’t readily see them. They lurk under the substrate of a river, in the dark places between rocks and pebbles. You can go and stand at the edge of the cool, lapping water and you might see some fish here and […]

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Big Darby Creek Added to ‘Most Endangered’ List

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Big Darby Creek Added to ‘Most Endangered’ List

American Rivers, a national environmental advocacy organization, has identified Big Darby Creek as one of the country’s 10 most endangered rivers for the year 2019. The American Rivers report lists the potential for development and urban sprawl in the Darby watershed as the primary threats to the creek’s ecosystem. The Big Darby Creek is a […]

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Activists, Beer Enthusiasts Find Common Ground in Climate Change

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Activists, Beer Enthusiasts Find Common Ground in Climate Change

They crowded into the small annex in the Land-Grant brewery in Franklinton, lovers of hops and barley and the Earth on which they grow, come to hear a four-person panel discussion on how climate change threatens everyone’s favorite beverage. This was the latest and last Defend Our Beer event put on by Defend Our Future […]

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Opinion: Columbus Deserves Nice Things

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Opinion: Columbus Deserves Nice Things

Well. Didn’t see that one coming.   The Columbus Crew is officially staying in Columbus in a deal that transfers team ownership to “Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, along with a local ownership group involving the Columbus Partnership and Pete Edwards Jr.” It’s a solution to a year-and-a-half long ordeal for Columbus soccer fans that […]

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