CFAES sustainability news, May 17, 2022

Science, May 16, 2022; featuring Rattan Lal, School of Environment and Natural Resources

Yale E360, May 10, 2022; featuring Joyce Chen, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, May 8, 2022; featuring Justin Chaffin, Stone Lab

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

On April 20 (and on every day forward)

Ohio State’s 2022 signature Earth Day event, “Time to Act on Climate Change,” takes place Wednesday, April 20, at 6 p.m. in the Ohio Union’s US Bank Conference Theater in Columbus. You also can watch live on YouTube. The event, its website says, will highlight “efforts underway in Ohio and beyond to mitigate and adapt to climate change.”

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How to build a weather-resilient farm

Climate change is happening. It’s happening here. It’s happening now.

That’s the message that Aaron Wilson, climate specialist with CFAES’ OSU Extension outreach arm, is sharing with Ohio farmers. He talks to them about how they can make their farms more resilient to weather extremes—to the warmer-than-average temperatures, unusually heavy rains, flooding, and more that Ohio is seeing from climate change.

“It’s not a future issue,” he says. “The time to prepare is right now.”

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An app (and more) for that? Study offers ‘intriguing glimpse’ into ways to cut household food waste

Individualized coaching coupled with an app for tracking could help families greatly reduce some types of food waste, in turn helping combat climate change.

That’s a finding from a recent study co-led by Brian Roe, holder of CFAES’ Fred N. VanBuren Professorship in Farm Management.

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CFAES sustainability news, Feb. 28, 2022

White House science office to hold first-ever event on countering ‘climate delayism’

Washington Post, Feb. 24, 2022; featuring Kerry Ard, CFAES School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR)

Farmers in Senegal learn to respect a scruffy shrub that gets no respect

 NPR, Feb. 20, 2022; spin-off from research by Richard Dick, SENR

Get all the latest on conservation tillage

Wondering how climate change may affect agriculture, food quality, and public health? Want to learn how tile drainage impacts river flashiness? Or what kinds of insects are beneficial for sustainable agriculture? The answers to these questions and more will be discussed during the annual Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference (CTC), held March 8–9 in Ada, Ohio. The conference is presented by CFAES and other supporters.

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