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One of the greatest challenges of our time lies in our ability to secure reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy for future generations. Ohio State is meeting the energy challenge head-on. The Ohio State University is dedicated to advancing education, research, and innovation for energy and the environment, emphasizing how those needs can be met sustainably.  Stay up to date on energy, environment and sustainability news at Ohio State with our Faculty/Staff Newsletter and Student Newsletter.

Energy and Environment News

How does climate affect violence? Researchers offer new theory

06/24/16 – Researchers have long struggled to explain why some violent crime rates are higher near the equator than other parts of the world. Now, a team of researchers have developed a model that could help explain why. Read more.

Ohio State to play a central role in implementing Smart City Challenge

06/24/16 – Researchers and facilities at The Ohio State University will play a central role as the collaborative Smart City team comes together under an unprecedented $140 million program to transform Central Ohio into the nation’s premier transportation innovation region. Read more.

Columbus, Ohio State Await Smart City Challenge Results

06/14/16 – The university is a major contributor toward the city's submission, which is a finalist in the federal competition to become the country’s first city to fully integrate innovative technologies – self-driving cars, connected vehicles, and smart sensors – into its transportation network. Read more.

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  • July 07, 2016

    Webinar: Forecast for Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie in 2016

    Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory will host a public webinar to explain NOAA’s 2016 Seasonal Forecast of Harmful Algal Blooms for Lake Erie. Read more.

  • July 12, 2016

    July EPN Breakfast

    The July Environmental Professionals Network breakfast, "Issue-plagued 184-Year Old Buckeye Lake Dam Gets ODNR 21st Century Innovative Tech Fix," will take place on Tuesday, July 12 from 6:50 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. and will include a charter bus field trip from OSU, buffet breakfast overlooking Buckeye Lake, presentations, and construction site visits. Read more.

  • July 28, 2016

    July 28 Soil, Water and Bioenergy Field Night

    The July 28 Soil, Water and Bioenergy Field Night at the Ohio State University South Centers in Piketon will feature new and innovative ways to grow soybeans, corn and wheat in a changing climate. Read more.

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