WFMJ & AP, January 21, 2021
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine faced swift criticism from consumer advocates Wednesday after he rejected the entire slate of candidates nominated to replace a former top state utility regulator tainted by a $60 million federal bribery investigation and requested a new list....
Featured expert(s): Ned Hill
Professor of Economic Development
Business First, January 8, 2021
Electrion LLC's co-founders want to offer a convenient, sustainable alternative to diesel-powered generators used at parties to power TVs, mini refrigerators and slow cookers. "That's thousands of pounds of CO2 being emitted at just one Ohio State game – how much more would be over a season and then at other schools across the nation?" CEO Anita Nti said for a blog post of the OSU Sustainability Institute. "We saw that as a very significant impact, so we thought about how we could possibly be a solution."...
SciTech Daily, January 3, 2021
Changes in seasonal timing are already starting – although the shifts differ between species and populations – according to a new study published recently in Science that was funded in part by the NASA Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment....
Featured expert(s): Gil Bohrer
Dayton Daily News, December 21, 2020
State lawmakers are split into multiple camps over how Ohio should change an energy law that is at the center of an alleged $60-million bribery scheme....
Featured expert(s): Ned Hill
John Glenn College of Public Affairs
Ohio's Country Journal and Ag Net, December 16, 2020
Wooster, Ohio has long played an important role for The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). Two of its major components, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), and the two-year associate degree-granting program, the Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI), got their start there in 1892 and 1968, respectively. While in past years, the research and student pieces have operated separately, new changes are afoot to unify the campus. A first step in ensuring this evolution is a name change to CFAES Wooster. ...
Featured expert(s): Cathann Kress
College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, SI affiliated faculty
Food Safety News, December 14, 2020
Ohio State University has been awarded $770,000 by the Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention (CFI) to improve food safety and prevent foodborne illnesses in Kenya. ...
The Columbus Dispatch, December 7, 2020
It has been about four months since the Ohio Department of Health rolled out a sewage wastewater monitoring program to help predict the spread of coronavirus in Ohio's communities. And since then, the surge of COVID-19 cases has risen exponentially, enveloping almost every community in the state, large and small, urban and rural. ...
Featured expert(s): Zuzana Bohrerova
civil, environmental and geodetic engineering, SI affiliated faculty
Discover Magazine, December 3, 2020
Rhinos, elephants, whales and sharks — the list of endangered species is long and depressing. But it’s not just these big, beautiful, familiar animals at risk. Earth is hemorrhaging species, from mammals to fish and insects. The loss of biodiversity we’re facing right now is staggering, thanks to habitat loss, pollution, climate change and other calamities. There have been five mass extinctions in the history of planet Earth. We’re on the threshold of a sixth. But extinction events don’t happen overnight. They unfold over millions of years. For humans that live maybe 80 or 90-some years, that’s very hard to wrap our minds around. ...
Featured expert(s): Jill Leonard-Pingel
earth sciences, SI affiliated faculty
WOSU, November 30, 2020
Ohio lags behind much of the nation in its reliance on solar power, but a number of utility-scale solar projects are progressing in the state. Solar energy is billed as a green alternative to fossil fuels, yet it’s not without consequences, especially for Ohio’s expansive farmland. ...
Featured expert(s): Brent Sohngen
environmental and resource economics
The Columbus Dispatch, November 26, 2020
Each year as temperatures warm and rainfall becomes more erratic, there's a growing awareness of climate change. That means companies are taking a hard look at their emissions and sustainable practices as consumers are demanding corporations create and transport their products while having a smaller carbon footprint. ...