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Amish farmers adapt to climate change

News Messenger

August 23, 2013

Agricultural practices help stem effects of climate change

Featured expert: Story cites research by Richard Moore and Raschel Hintz of Ohio State University's Ohio Agriculutural Research and Development Center in Wooster.


Pests thrive thanks to warming

Mansfield News Journal

August 19, 2013

Featured expert: Brent Sohngen, professor of environmental economics 


Lake Erie: summer algae, unfrozen winter

The News Messenger

August 19, 2013

Scientists: climate change hitting Ohio's great lake.

Featured experts: Jeff Reutter, director of Ohio State University’s Ohio Sea Grant College Program

Stu Ludsin, assistant professor at Ohio State University’s department of evolution, ecology and organismal biology


Greening of college sports has potential for community change

Sports Business Journal

August 19, 2013

Ohio State's zero-waste effort is featured in this article.


With the help of a lot of money, Ohio's Ashtabula River returns to health

WKSU-FM

August 14, 2013 

Featured expert: Frank Lichtkoppler, Extension Specialist and Professor with the Ohio State University Sea Grant College Program 


Algae mess of ’11 was wakeup call for Lake Erie 

Toledo Blade 

August 9, 2013

Featured expert: Jeffrey Reutter, director of Ohio State University’s Stone Lab research facility at Put-in-Bay


Strickland, panel urge climate-change action

The Columbus Dispatch

August 7, 2013

Featured expert: Lonnie Thompson, Distinguished University Professor in the School of Earth Sciences and a Research Scientist in the Byrd Polar Research Center


OSUE offers businesses training and advice on renewable energy production

Farmers Advance

August 7, 2013

MARION, OH -- A growing number of Ohio companies, schools, farms and other organizations are turning to on-site renewable energy generation projects to meet some or all of their electricity needs. As the green energy movement gains popularity, Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) is offering training and other educational resources to help businesses and other organizations make informed decisions on energy investments, including the feasibility of implementing on-site renewable energy projects.


Erie’s defense has rivals joining forces

Toledo Blade

July 30, 2013

There are no rivalries, no fight songs, and no team colors that matter when a wide cross-section of scientists and biologists cast a worried eye toward the horizon and sound the same alarm.

Featured expert: Jeff Reutter, the director of Ohio State University’s Stone Lab research facility


OSU, Iberdrola team up with research agreement

Times Bulletin

July 30, 2013

The link between Ohio State University and the Blue Creek Wind Farm was strengthened on Monday as OSU officials and Iberdrola Renewables agreed to team up on wind power proudction research projects

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Home Town Stations: Renewable energy company and OSU team up

The Van Wert Independent: OSU, Iberdrola Renewables sign research agreement


OSU study of working well should include safeguards

The Marietta Times editorial

July 29, 2013

Although federal officials recently gave hydraulic fracturing at gas and oil wells a clean bill of health, much more remains to be learned about the practice. Researchers at Ohio State University want to study a working well, but money seems to be a problem.


OSU Should Go Ahead With Project

Wheeling Intelligencer Editorial

July 24, 2013

Although federal officials recently gave hydraulic fracturing at gas and oil wells a clean bill of health, much more remains to be learned about the practice. Researchers at Ohio State University want to study a working well, but money seems to be a problem.

It is not, for a change, too little money but, strangely enough, too much.


Is Ohio State fracking-well plan drilling for research data, or cash?

The Columbus Dispatch

July 22, 2013

Ohio State University researchers want to install and study a working oil and gas well on university land in Noble County.

The plan would open the school’s Eastern Agricultural Research Station to shale drilling and would provide an opportunity to closely examine how fracking alters the environment and assess pollution risks to the air and groundwater, supporters say.


Global Shortages Feared: Great Lakes 'ground zero' for water needs

Toledo Blade
July 14, 2013
Climate change and population growth are making the Great Lakes region’s role as a global food producer more important as water shortages become more severe in other parts of the world.
Featured expert: Linda Weavers, professor, Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering


Shale boom creating shortage of affordable housing in eastern Ohio 

Akron Beacon Journal

July 8, 2013

Eastern Ohio is beginning to experience a shortage of affordable and available housing for the poor because another group has tapped much of the existing stock: drilling company workers. 

Featured expert: Mark Partridge, professor of Agricultural, Environment, and Development Economics
ALSO: The Daily Jeffersonian, State studies shales impact on housing


OSU Center for Automotive Research powers up new engine

Columbus Business First

July 5, 2013

The newest venture from the Center for Automotive Research won’t go inside a car. The interdisciplinary research group at Ohio State University's College of Engineering is teaming up with Cyclone Power Technologies Inc. to help commercialize the Pompano Beach, Fla.-based company’s engine that takes waste such as industrial smoke or heat and converts it to electricity.


NOAA, partners predict significant harmful algal bloom in western Lake Erie this summer

NOAA

July 3, 2013

NOAA and its research partners predict that the 2013 western Lake Erie harmful algal bloom (HAB) season will have a significant bloom of cyanobacteria, a toxic blue-green algae, this summer. 

Featured expert: Jeff Reutter, director of Ohio State’s Sea Grant program and Stone Lab


Region racing to train workers

Ohio Oil and Gas

July 2, 2013

As the crude oil and natural gas industry burgeons in Ohio, Ohioans no doubt will seek to be a part of it. Ohio State's Agricultural Technical Institute is helping to train the workers that will be necessary in this industry.


Ohio State's Electric Land-Speed Racer is Down to the Wire

Plugin Cars

June 29, 2013

“Just 39 days to go!” Amanda Belding, who’s doing the countdown until her electric race car is ready to hit the Utah salt flats, is a junior here on the sprawling campus of Ohio State University, home to 60,000 students. Belding’s major may be “in flux,” but she’s found her niche at the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), which hosts 35,000 square feet of labs and garage space to let students get down and greasy with all manner of alternative power vehicles.


OSU Partners for Steam-Powered Engine

WCMH-TV

June 28, 2013

Ohio State’s Center for Automotive Research is partnering with Cycylone Power Technology, a Florida company, on an innovative idea that uses an old technology – a steam engine—to generate clean energy.

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Business First: OSU to test energy-harnessing engine for Florida R&D company

First Bell: Ohio State University To Test Energy-Harnessing Engine For Florida Company.