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Energy and Environment News

Climate Change Debate Continues with Talks on Campus

10/06/14 – Whether pro or con, arguments about climate change are flooding the news recently, particularly after last month’s U.N. Climate Summit. Ohio State’s Office of Energy and Environment this month is sponsoring presentations on different perspectives of the issue. Read more.

Batteries Included: A Solar Cell that Stores its Own Power

10/03/14 – In the October 3, 2014 issue of the journal Nature Communications, Ohio State researchers report that they’ve succeeded in combining a battery and a solar cell into one hybrid device. Read more.

Ohio State Offers Research Grants, Scholarships and Travel Funds to Students

09/30/14 – Dedicated to advancing education, research and innovation in energy, the environment and sustainability, Ohio State provides funding in those areas for student scholarships, research, campus initiatives and travel expenses. Read more.

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  • October 23, 2014

    Using Degree Days to Measure the Impact of Climate Change on US Agriculture

    Robert Mendelsohn, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, will present a seminar for Ohio State’s Environmental Policy Initiative from 2-3pm on October 23rd in Room 105 of the Agricultural Administration Building (2120 Fyffe Road). Read more.

  • October 30, 2014

    A Matter of Dollars & Sense: Climate Change, Carbon Standards and Public Health

    This Climate Explorations event will explore the current state of climate change and beliefs held about this issue by the American public. It will outline the link between climate change and U.S. EPA’s proposed carbon standards and examine the potential health benefits. Finally, economic impacts of greenhouse gas mitigation options will be offered in considering the question of whether public health improvements need come at the expense of the economy. The event is presented by Byrd Polar Research Center, Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory, and 4-H. This is a free event, but registration is required. Read more.

  • November 12, 2014

    EPN Breakfast Club - November 2014

    The Environmental Professionals Breakfast Club is hosting their monthly breakfast at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12. on the topic of agricultural and environmental applications of increasingly deployed unmanned aerial vehicles. The chair of the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering, Dorata Grejner-Brzezinska, will share comments and moderate a panel of two: Gil Bohrer, a professor in CEGE and Scott Shearer, chair of the Department of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Engineering. Read more.

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