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.

WEWS, May 18, 2022

A new ordinance is going before a Cleveland City Council committee that would change how the city plans its streetscape. The legislation, introduced by Ward 3 councilman Kerry McCormack as the Complete and Green Ordinance, would focus on complete streets during the design and planning process. ...

Earth.com, May 14, 2022

Our planet’s oceans are home to some of the most diverse and complex ecosystems. However, warming temperatures are causing increasingly more marine organisms, including corals, to die out. A new study led by Ohio State University (OSU) has advocated the use of mesoscale sanctuaries – areas that can stretch for thousands of miles, often across national boundaries – to protect the over 6,000 coral species populating the oceans. ...

Discover, March 13, 2022

Commonly referred to as the “canaries in the coal mine” for global warming, sea coral survive in a narrow range of conditions. And changes in environmental conditions can do irreparable harm to corals. ...

Columbus Dispatch, May 5, 2022

Fires in Cleveland helped spark the day of action that we all know as Earth Day back in 1970. The Cuyahoga River fires were a symbol of our collective failure that could only be changed by collective action. We have continued to come together every April to celebrate our natural heritage and to improve our communities. ...

Gastropod, May 3, 2022

Bart Elmore is a professor of history, focusing on the environment and business, at Ohio State University. While reporting a book on the history of Coca-Cola, he came across Monsanto's origins producing caffeine and saccharin for the company, which planted the "seed" for his book Seed Money: Monsanto's Past and Our Food Future. ...

Fox Weather, May 3, 2022

More than two months into the war in Ukraine, NASA and Russia’s space agency continue to work together toward flying a cosmonaut on an American spacecraft and jointly operating the International Space Station, despite the fiery rhetoric from Russia’s top space official. ...

Phys.org, April 27, 2022

Researchers have developed a way to use satellite imaging data to create 3D images that could quickly detect changes on the Earth's surface, a new study says. ...

WEWS, April 18, 2022

A new study reveals that high-quality bus systems have a significant benefit to nearby property values. ...

CleanTechnica, April 13, 2022

The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company is leaving no stone unturned in its quest for a sustainable supply chain. The iconic maker of car tires is also among the many US manufacturers seeking more secure and sustainable sources for rubber, and it is zeroing in on the humble dandelion as an alternative to natural rubber from the Hevea tree. Yes, the dandelion. ...