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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

Beech Trees are Dying, and Nobody’s Sure Why

01/09/19 – Intense effort underway to find culprit behind rapid disease spread that is killing beech trees in Ohio and elsewhere, and plant scientists are sounding an alarm while looking for an explanation. Read more.

Nightlights for Stream Dwellers? No, Thanks

01/07/19 – Artificial light at night isn’t just a health problem for those of us sitting in bed scrolling through Instagram instead of hitting the sack — it hurts entire outdoor ecosystems. When the critters that live in and around streams and wetlands are settling into their nighttime routines, streetlights and other sources of illumination filter down through the trees and into their habitat, monkeying with their normal routine, according to new research from The Ohio State University. Read more.

Researchers Unveil Climate Change Action Plan for Columbus

12/18/18 – A task force led by researchers at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (BPCRC) at The Ohio State University has released its final list of 43 recommended actions that can be taken to help central Ohio prepare for climate change. Read more.

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  • February 08, 2019

    Forum on Water Research

    Ohio State forum will gather faculty input on the purpose and direction for a research community focused on water protection. Read more.

  • February 17, 2019

    Science Sundays: Mobility Matters — Why Sustainable Transportation is Essential for our Future

    Harvey J. Miller discusses how resolving these costs is crucial if civilization is to survive the 21st century — a world that will see 10 billion people, most of whom will crowd into cities. Read more.

  • March 22, 2019

    The Byrd Center Climate Change Symposium

    Join the discussion of geologic history of earth's climate, physical drivers of climate, how water and energy cycles are reacting to change, how climate change impacts ecosystems, how society is adapting, how we think about and talk about climate, and everything else in between. Conference will be held at the Byrd Polar & Climate Change Research Center on Friday, March 22. Read more.

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