There’s now a maple syrup that was made on Kelleys Island

Speaking of maple syrup, CFAES’ Buckeye Yard & Garden onLine website yesterday told the story of a new project on Kelleys Island, which lies in Lake Erie. Two CFAES educators, Thomas deHaas and Les Ober, were among the project’s collaborators, and in the end the team’s work boiled down to a first: the inaugural batch of Kelleys Island “Glacially Groovy” maple syrup. (Photo: A (maple-less) scene on Kelleys Island, Getty Images.)

CFAES sustainability news, April 15, 2022

Columbus Dispatch, April 13, 2022; featuring Brent Sohngen, CFAES Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics

CleanTechnica, April 13, 2022; featuring Katrina Cornish, CFAES Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering; and CFAES Department of Horticulture and Crop Science

CFAES sustainability news, Feb. 11, 2022

Ice cover could help Lake Erie’s struggling yellow perch as reduced fishing limits loom

Columbus Dispatch, Feb. 6, 2022; Ohio State research cited

Dozens of Great Lakes scientists join rare February sampling campaign to study ‘the changing face of winter’

Mirage News, Feb. 3, 2022; Ohio State researchers included

How to transition fairly from coal

“Our research found coal mining-dependent economies have generally struggled in the last century compared to Appalachian communities that have not been tied to coal extraction.”

That’s Mark Partridge, CFAES professor and C. William Swank Chair in Rural-Urban Policy, quoted in a recent article about a study he co-authored.

“Remaining tied to coal mining is exactly the opposite of how more prosperous communities have evolved,” Partridge says in the article, “and it risks the future viability of Appalachian counties.”

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