Making Headlines

The following articles reflect our commitment to share sustainability-related accomplishments across the university — representing its colleges, departments, institutes, centers and other units — in the areas of research, student engagement, campus stewardship and collaborations with the public and private sectors.

WBNS, November 23, 2021

An expert from the Ohio State University said prices will most likely come down over the next few months but can’t guarantee a significant drop before the holidays. ...

WBNS, November 23, 2021

The Ohio State University Food Waste Collaborative expects around 300 million pounds of waste to go to our landfills this holiday. ...

Eater, November 19, 2021

As the climate crisis progresses, the planet is becoming less inhabitable — not only for humans and other animals, but also for plants. ...

Farm and Dairy, November 17, 2021

Climate action has been something of a tug of war between the last several presidential administrations. That’s partly because there isn’t much existing federal law designed to address climate change, said Cinnamon Carlarne, professor in the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and Sustainability Institute affiliated faculty member. ...

GCC Business News, November 9, 2021

The governments of the UAE and Saudi Arabia are focusing mainly on data-driven innovation for the economic growth of its cities, with Abu Dhabi climbing 14 places over the past year to rank 28th out of 118 cities in the 2021 IMD Smart City Index, and Riyadh rising 23 places to 30th.   ...

PBS NewsHour, November 4, 2021

The impacts of a warming world and changing climate are more evident every day. Many of the Earth's tropical glaciers are in jeopardy because of human activity's effect on the atmosphere. William Brangham reports on a couple in Columbus, Ohio, who have dedicated their scientific careers to preserving and studying these crucial, endangered parts of the planet's ecosystem. ...

The Blade, October 31, 2021

While cooler fall temperatures arrive, agricultural field research into the causes of western Lake Erie algal blooms remains a hot issue, with more scientific detective work on the horizon. ...

Insurance Journal, October 29, 2021

Traffic deaths across the country soared by 18.4% in the first six months of 2021, the largest number of projected fatalities in that time period since 2006. ...

The Washington Post, October 29, 2021

For decades before its merger with the German pharmaceutical giant Bayer in 2018, Monsanto was the company environmental activists loved to hate. There were good reasons for this antipathy, we learn from historian Bartow J. Elmore’s authoritative new book, “Seed Money: Monsanto’s Past and Our Food Future.” ...

WorldHealth.net, October 27, 2021

Exposure to the heavy metal cadmium is known to irritate the stomach and lungs or cause kidney disease, but new research links another health issue to inadvertently ingesting low doses of the pollutant: high activation of the antibodies that cause an allergic response. ...