Making Headlines

  • Managing City Runoff

    WOSU, Oct. 8, 2019

    Sewage overflow is an issue in the U.S.

    The EPA estimates that each year as many as 75,000 sanitary sewers overflow across the country, dumping untold gallons of untreated sewage into U.S. Waterways. 

  • Two Ohio State graduate students part of MOSAiC expedition to study climate change in Arctic

    Columbus Dispatch, Oct. 4, 2019

    Ohio State electrical engineering graduate students Brandi Downs and Oguz Demir are among 600 researchers and scientists on an international expedition who will spent two-month legs aboard the German icebreaker Polarstern lodged in Arctic ice, drifting with it toward the North Pole for a full year. They will use a wide-band radiometer to measure electromagnetic waves in sea ice to determine its thickness, temperature and other information.

  • Ohio's top elected officials love this rural power-plant project. So why are pro-HB6 forces attacking it?

    Cleveland.com, Oct. 2, 2019

    Local officials say — and Ohio’s top elected officials agree — that a $1.6 billion natural-gas plant planned for an economically struggling area in Southeast Ohio is fantastic news.

    But deep-pocketed defenders of Ohio’s nuclear bailout law have flooded the state with ads suggesting it’s actually the vanguard of a Chinese communist plot.

    Welcome to the House Bill 6 campaign.

  • Couple suing after construction materials uprooted them from their new home

    WSYX, Oct. 2, 2019

    A federal lawsuit blames toxic construction materials for uprooting families from Central Ohio homes. Two years ago, a strong chemical smell permeated the O’Byrnes brand-new home in the Chestnut Commons neighborhood in Pickaway County.

  • OSU study finds new way to convert heat to energy

    Akron Legal News, Oct. 2, 2019

    An Ohio State University-led study to capture heat for use in generation of electricity has resulted in a discovery in thermoelectrics that may lead toward more efficient energy generation.

  • Ribbon-cutting officially launches the Stanfield family's 'GrowFourth Urban Farm'

    Richland Source, Oct. 2, 2019

    Kip Curtis surveyed the scene at Fourth Street and Rowland Avenue with the pride of a parent on Tuesday afternoon.
    A professor of environmental history at The Ohio State University-Mansfield, Curtis has become the Pied Piper of urban microfarms, a concept he brought to the regional campus in 2017.
    As he watched Amanda and Matthew Stanfield prepare to cut the ribbon on the GrowFourth Urban Farm, Curtis beamed.

  • Tests show rain gardens in Clintonville are doing their job

    This Week Community News, September 30, 2019

    Preliminary results from testing on the rain gardens the city of Columbus installed in Clintonville show they seem to be effective in reducing stormwater runoff into streams that feed the Olentangy River.

  • Cancer causing chemical could be lurking in your home: new app detects it

    19News.com, September 29, 2019

    A professor originally from Northeast Ohio designed a first of its kind app that can detect formaldehyde in just 72 hours, protecting your family in just a few simple steps.

  • OSU study finds new way to convert heat to energy

    Daily Reporter, September 27, 2019

  • To clean Lake Erie, farmers need more sustainable programs

    Putnam County Sentinel, September 25, 2019

    Near the end of a recent all-day ‘State of the Science’ conference on research efforts aimed at addressing harmful algal bloom in the western Lake Erie basin, The Ohio State University’s Dr. Robyn Wilson spoke, in a certain sense, on what it will take to eventually succeed. She provided something of a unique perspective, in that she is not a soil scientist or a water quality scientist. She is not an expert in urban waste management, or best management practices for rural farmlands