‘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.

Two events to honor Rattan Lal

Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor of soil science in CFAES’ School of Environment and Natural Resources, will receive the 2020 World Food Prize in a ceremony set for 10–11 a.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 15.

Later the same day, he will be honored during a CFAES-hosted virtual event called “The Legacy of Dr. Rattan Lal” from 2–2:45 p.m. EDT.

Watch the morning ceremony here. Register to attend the afternoon event here.

Learn more.

Lal speaks on turning science into action in the 2018 video above.

Let’s talk about climate change in Ohio

Come join virtual “Conversations on the Politics and Science of Climate Change in the Buckeye State.” It’s the next monthly program by CFAES’ Environmental Professionals Network, set for Tuesday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participating is free of charge.

Check out the lineup of speakers and register. (Photo: Getty Images.)

CFAES reads for Sept. 24, 2020

Regenerative agriculture movement gains traction

Food Institute Blog, Sept. 18; Rattan Lal, School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR), cited

Western wildfires cause hazy skies, intense Ohio sunsets

Columbus Dispatch, Sept. 16; featuring Aaron Wilson, OSU Extension

Are coyotes moving into your neighborhood?

Science News for Students, Sept. 3; featuring Stan Gehrt, SENR

CFAES reads for Sept. 10, 2020

Pandemic-related cooking and eating habits could help curb food waste—if consumers stick to them

Washington Post, Aug. 31; featuring Brian Roe, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics

Farming releases carbon from the Earth’s soil into the air. Can we put it back?

NPR, Aug. 18; featuring Rattan Lal, School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR)

A watershed moment for U.S. water quality

Ohio State News, Aug. 13; featuring Mažeika Sullivan, SENR

CFAES reads for Aug. 26, 2020

EPA gives up on barring grantees from science advisory panels

Science, June 25. Featuring Robyn Wilson, School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR).

Nicole Jackson: Environmental educator | Black Birders Week

PBS “Nature” blog, June 23. Featuring Nicole Jackson, SENR.

Soil prof hits pay dirt: $250K prize for helping farmers, fighting climate change

NPR, June 22. Featuring Rattan Lal, SENR.

Peace, stability start in the soil

Even in the presence of royalty, the conversation was down to earth. And that was totally appropriate.

In a formal ceremony in April 2019 in Tokyo, CFAES soil scientist Rattan Lal received a 2019 Japan Prize, one of the most prestigious global awards in science and technology.

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‘We’re talking about transformational change’

“When it comes to adapting to the effects of climate change, scientists and policymakers are thinking too small.” So begins a Feb. 10 Ohio State News story about a research review by CFAES’ Robyn Wilson and colleagues. Read the story here.

Wilson, pictured, is a professor of risk analysis and decision science in CFAES’ School of Environment and Natural Resources. (Photo: SENR.)

Climate solutions? ‘The clock is ticking’

Ohio State’s free public Environmental Film Series continues tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 28, with Ice on Fire, Leonardo DiCaprio’s 2019 documentary sharing firsthand accounts of people at the forefront of the climate crisis—scientists, farmers, innovators, and others.

Find out more. Watch the trailer above.