America’s forests as climate solutions

In America’s fight to reduce carbon emissions, expanding and better managing the nation’s forests would be the cheapest and easiest steps to take.

That’s according to new research by CFAES’ Brent Sohngen, who is slated as one of eight speakers—from academia, government agencies, advocacy groups, and multiple states—in a free public webinar titled “The Economics of U.S. Forests as a Natural Climate Solution.”

Set for April 29, noon to 2 p.m., the webinar is a joint program by CFAES, North Carolina State University, the University of Maine, the University of Idaho, and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations.

Read more about the webinar and Sohngen’s research.

Register for the webinar. (Photo: Getty Images.)

CFAES sustainability news, April 9, 2021

Floating gardens as a way to keep farming despite climate change

Ohio State News, March 31

Ohio bill seeks to deregulate state’s streams, wetlands and ponds

WKBN-TV, Youngstown, March 31; featuring Mažeika Sullivan, School of Environment and Natural Resources and director, Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park

CFAES sustainability news, Jan. 19, 2021

No need to fear coyotes

Youngstown Vindicator, Jan. 10; research involving Stan Gehrt, School of Environment and Natural Resources, cited

Inspired by tailgaters, Ohio State students land $340,000 funding for portable ‘power as a service’ startup

Business First, Jan. 8, 2021

To the editor: Climate changes impact Ohio farmers

Toledo Blade, Jan. 4; Aaron Wilson, OSU Extension, cited

CFAES sustainability news, Dec. 2, 2020

Solar farms in Ohio

WOSU, Nov. 30; featuring Brent Sohngen, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics

Are we making raccoons smarter?

CBS Sunday Morning, Nov. 29; featuring Stan Gehrt, School of Environment and Natural Resources

Ohio State, landfill and brewery among largest greenhouse gas emitters in county

Columbus Dispatch, Nov. 26

Join CFAES in celebrating World Soil Day

We invite you to join us this Friday, Dec. 4, for a celebration of World Soil Day. Our free public virtual program will feature:

  • a keynote by Andrew Margenot of the University of Illinois;
  • a keynote by CFAES’ esteemed Rattan Lal; and
  • details on CFAES student research into soils, climate, farming, and food security.

Learn more and register now to attend.

CFAES sustainability news, Nov. 9, 2020

Climate change greater threat to human life than nuclear holocaust, warn experts

Kashmir Images (India), Nov. 1; featuring Rattan Lal, School of Environment and Natural Resources

Researchers narrow down causes of Lake Erie algae blooms in 2020 review

WNWO-TV, Toledo, Oct. 28; featuring Chris Winslow, Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory)

‘One extreme after another’: Climate change forces region’s ag sector to adjust practices

Farm and Dairy, Oct. 22; featuring Aaron Wilson, OSU Extension

‘As goes the soil, so goes humanity’

CFAES last week honored its own Rattan Lal, 2020 World Food Prize Laureate, with a video retrospective of his life and career, which you can watch above. Lal is Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science in the School of Environment and Natural Resources.

The video includes the announcement that Lal’s name is being added to the center that he founded—what will now be called the Rattan Lal Carbon Management and Sequestration Center.

You can watch the World Food Prize award ceremony itself, which the World Food Prize Foundation hosted on Oct. 15, here.