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Shale energy development discussed

Weirton Daily Times

April 10, 2013

"All About Gas Wells" was a subject members of the GFWC/OFWC Wintersville Woman's Club got some insight on at their March 21 meeting when two Ohio State University Extension agents were the program presenters.

EcoCar 2 team close to putting it together

The Columbus Dispatch
April 6, 2013

Along and complicated automotive project is coming down to the little things, such as getting the trunk to open.

“We haven’t figured out why the actuator isn’t happy,” said Katherine Bovee, 25, a mechanical-engineering graduate student at Ohio State University.

Great Lakes wetlands may mitigate climate change

Great Lakes Echo

April 5, 2013

Featured expert: William Mitsch, professor at Ohio State University and director of the Everglades Wetland Research Park at Florida Gulf Coast University,

OSU climate researchers discover 1,800-year-old 'Rosetta stone' ice cores

Columbus Dispatch

April 4, 2013

Ice cores taken from a remote South American glacier are revealing a year-by-year tropical climate history over nearly two millennia.

Tropical ice offers up a rare climate record

NBC News

April 4, 2013

Featured expert: Ellen Mosley-Thompson, a paleoclimatologist at Ohio State University,

In Sign of Warming, 1,600 Years of Ice in Andes Melted in 25 Years

New York Times

April 4, 2013

Featured expert: Lonnie G. Thompson, glaciologist at the Ohio State University,

2013 Environmental March Madness Tournament is in Full Swing! 

April 2, 2013

Ohio State University has been named a "Finest 4" school and is now in contention to be named "National Champion" in the Enviance 2nd Annual Environmental March Madness (#EnviroU) tournament! Ohio State will advance in the competition for designation as having the strongest undergraduate environmental program in the country.

Pulitzer Prize-winner Daniel Yergin: Renewable energy will help drive economy

The Lantern, April 2, 2013

Earth’s energy systems are complex, and the issues are ever changing, according to Pulitzer Prize-winning author and energy expert Daniel Yergin. Yergin is best known for his book, “The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power,” which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1992, but came to Ohio State Tuesday to discuss his latest work “The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World.”

Ohio State Is Elite In NCAA Tournament And Environmental March Madness Competition


March 30, 2013

Ohio State University and Michigan State University went into this past Thursday as contenders in the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament’s Sweet Sixteen.

SERC director Daniels testifies in favor of S.B. 1

Jeffrey Daniels, professor of earth sciences and director of the Subsurface Energy Resource Center at Ohio State University, testified in support of S.B. 1 (OhioMeansJobs Workforce Development) on behalf of himself, Martin Abraham, dean of the College of Science, technology, Engineering and Mathematics at Youngstown State University, Joe Greco, of Excalibur Machine, president of the Buckeye Service Transmission Exploration and Production Safety (Buckeye STEPS), and Timothy Snodgrass, career education specialist at Zane State College.

OSU Research Promising For Future of Coal

Wheeling Intelligencer

March 17, 2013

A "dramatically different" energy generating process developed at Ohio State University could keep Ohio Valley residents working in local coal mines for generations to come. A research team led by Professor Liang-Shih Fan is using Coal-Direct Chemical Looping to generate electricity and capture 99 percent of the carbon dioxide that results from the process. That means American coal could continue to be a viable fuel for decades to come, even under strict federal limits on carbonemissions

Toxic algae threatening the health of Lake Erie

Indiana Gazette

March 17, 2013

TOLEDO, Ohio -- For those who live and play on the shores of Lake Erie, the spring rains that will begin falling here soon are less a blessing than a portent. They could threaten the very future of the lake itself.

Ohio Sea Grant's Jeff Reutter is featured in this article.

Could Tapping Undersea Methane Lead To A New Gas Boom?

National Public Radio

March 15, 2013

The new boom in natural gas from shale has changed the energy economy of the United States. But there's another giant reservoir of natural gas that lies under the ocean floor that, theoretically, could dwarf the shale boom. No one had tapped this gas from the seabed until this week, when Japanese engineers pulled some up through a well from under the Pacific. The gas at issue here is called methane hydrate. Methane is natural gas; hydrate means there's water in it. In this case, the molecules of gas are trapped inside a sort of cage of water molecules. Few people have actually seen methane hydrates, but Ann Cook, a geophysicist at Ohio State University, is one of the few.

OSU's CAR host for EcoCar 2 competition

The Examiner

March 6, 2013

The Center for Automotive Research [CAR] at the Ohio State University was abuzz with activity Tuesday as EcoCar 2, a competition that challenges universities from across the nation to reduce the environmental impact of vehicles without compromising real world performance or safety, got underway in Columbus. http://www.examiner.com/article/osu-s-car-host-for-ecocar-2-competition

OSU professor who directs Buckeye Bullet project lives life in the fast lane

The Columbus Dispatch

March 3, 2013

Giorgio Rizzoni wakes up around 5 every morning and starts the day with an espresso, maybe two.

Rizzoni directs Ohio State’s Center for Automotive Research and teaches mechanical and aerospace engineering. Those courses include lectures about forces that slow us down, but his work with the Buckeye Bullet is all about ramping up speed.Since he started the program in 2000, he and his students have set three land-speed records.


Start Your Engines

The Story with Dick Gordon from American Public Media

Feb 28, 2013

Building a car - a battery powered car that can go up to 400 miles per hour. It's under way at Ohio State University and the racing team, the Buckeye Bullets, plan to race their car at the Bonneville Salt Flats this summer. Dick speaks to professor Giorgio Rizzoni and David Cooke, one of the students who work 40 to 80 hours a week on the project.


Assembling for Disassembly: Alcoa, Honda Back Automotive Manufacturing Research at OSU

Sustainability Brands

February 22, 2013

Aluminum company Alcoa is lending its support to a longstanding research partnership between Honda and Ohio State University that could innovate auto manufacturing. The nonproprietary research underway at OSU’s Institute for Materials Research could lead to lighter weight vehicles, but building a more sustainable car is about more than just fuel efficiency, said Glenn Daehn, a professor in OSU’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering.


Corn shortage won’t affect local ethanol plants for now

Lima News

February 19, 2013

Featured expert: Curtis Young, agriculture extension educator in Van Wert County for The Ohio State University Extension.


OSU rooftop garden to bloom soon

Columbus Dispatch

February 19, 2013

A rooftop garden on Ohio State University’s Howlett Hall was supposed to be the first of its kind on a college campus. But the building went up in 1967 without the garden. A lack of money killed the project. Now a group led by the nonprofit Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens is trying to fulfill the promise more than four decades later.


WVU, OSU Create Partnership for Shale Energy Research, Outreach And Education

Smart Energy Universe

February 18, 2013

Officials at The Ohio State University and West Virginia University have signed a memorandum of understanding creating a shale energy partnership between the two schools, agreeing to work collaboratively to develop a joint program of research in the Appalachian Region’s developing shale energy industry.