From Ohio State News: Representatives of local government, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and Ohio State gathered on Wednesday, June 2, to share climate successes and insight with United Kingdom diplomatic leaders as they prepare to host the U.N. Climate Change Conference, known as COP26, in November.
During the discussion, Ohio State President Kristina M. Johnson highlighted the university’s climate change research, including the work of Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science with CFAES.
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Wired, May 25; featuring Daniela Miteva, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics
Farm and Dairy, May 24; featuring Joe Boggs, OSU Extension
Associated Press and Holland (Michigan) Sentinel, May 15; featuring Jeremy Bruskotter, School of Environment and Natural Resources
Columbus Dispatch, May 14; featuring Mazeika Sullivan, School of Environment and Natural Resources and Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park
Trade Only Today, May 6; featuring Heather Raymond, CFAES Water Quality Initiative
Yesterday, May 18, in a surprise ceremony, the CFAES Carbon Management and Sequestration Center was officially renamed to include the name of its founding director, Rattan Lal. Lal, pictured during the ceremony, is Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science in the CFAES School of Environment and Natural Resources.
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Food waste rotting in landfills emits methane, a greenhouse gas that makes climate change worse.
But an award-winning group of CFAES students is doing its part to fight the problem, starting at home on the Ohio State campus.
At CFAES, our mission is: We sustain life. Soon, our students will gain a new path for learning to do just that.
CFAES’ four-year degree program in sustainable agriculture—centered on a balance of food production, environmental quality, economic viability, and social responsibility—will start fall semester 2021. Here are five things to know about it …
“The need to incorporate the community in my research and teaching is representative of my experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer. I learned how to sit and listen, how to ask questions, and saw how interventions that don’t incorporate their voices will fail.”
Those are the words of Mary Rodriguez as she describes some of her work as an assistant professor in the CFAES Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership.
Rodriguez—whose research centers on women and community development, building resilient communities, developing community food security, and community leadership—recently was featured in the Engaged Scholars series by Ohio State’s Office of Outreach and Engagement.
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Coshocton Tribune, May 3; partnership includes OSU Extension and School of Environment and Natural Resources
New technology using something called nanobubbles—tiny gas bubbles that are several thousand times smaller than a grain of sand—could help fight Ohio’s harmful algal blooms. Testing, with CFAES as a partner, is about to begin.
“This could be a game-changer for small lakes and reservoirs,” said Heather Raymond, director of the CFAES Water Quality Initiative.
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