Making Headlines

Reuters and KFGO, September 13, 2021

Scientists are racing to collect ice cores – along with long-frozen records they hold of climate cycles – as global warming melts glaciers and ice sheets. Some say they are running out of time. And, in some cases, it’s already too late. ...

New York Times, September 10, 2021

WBNS, September 1, 2021

The Ohio State University is taking several measures to fight COVID-19 on campus, including a new initiative: collecting dust. ...

AP, August 27, 2021

The Brazilian scientists were skeptical. They ran different models to check calculations, but all returned the same startling result. The country with the most freshwater resources on the planet steadily lost 15% of its surface water since 1991. Gradual retreat in the Brazilian share of the Pantanal, the world’s largest tropical wetland, left water covering just one-quarter the area it did 30 years ago. ...

NBC4, August 26, 2021

Dust vacuumed up by cleaners at Ohio State University is being analyzed to find out how COVID-19 spreads among campus buildings. ...

Post Falls Press, August 19, 2021

The combined effect of wolves and drought on human, plant and animal communities on rangeland in Idaho and eastern Oregon will be explored by a team led by researchers at the University of Idaho that includes collaborators at the University of Michigan and The Ohio State University as part of a five-year project. ...

Energy News Network, August 18, 2021

The seeds are sown for the electrification of farming vehicles, but as major manufacturers begin to develop electric prototypes, they face major logistical challenges to replacing diesel-burning machines in the field. ...

Freethink, August 15, 2021

Ohio State scientists have discovered a trove of ancient viruses in glacier ice samples taken from the Tibetan Plateau. Dating back nearly 15,000 years, the majority of the viruses are completely new to science — and the technique with which they were isolated from the samples may have implications for not only understanding the past, but also the present and future of environments. ...

Wired, June 28, 2021

In the end, a smart-city revolution in Columbus may have been overly ambitious from the start. ...