The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is requiring the makers of dicamba, a controversial weed killer, to revise its label directions. Specifically, use restrictions are being added to minimize the risk of drift onto neighboring crops. Read the story.
A July 27 event at Ohio State will look at how Ohio communities can experience the most benefits — and fewest problems — from oil and gas work in their areas. Continue reading
The guests at tomorrow’s roundtable discussion on small business and climate change, which is from 5-8 p.m. in CFAES’s Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on Ohio State’s campus in Columbus, will include Ohio Rep. Fred Strahorn; Michael Schadek, assistant director for intergovernmental affairs and economic development for the city of Columbus; and representatives from Ohio Rep. Anne Gonzales’s Columbus office, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown’s Columbus office, Java Central Cafe and Roaster, car2go Columbus, the Land-Grant Brewing Company, Ohiyo Chocolate, Portia’s Café, Fusian, and Wolf’s Ridge Brewing.
Nonpartisan group Defend Our Future is hosting the event. Details: Marguerite Dooley, email@example.com.
The nonprofit, nonpartisan climate advocacy group Defend Our Future is hosting a roundtable discussion with Columbus-area small business owners and Columbus and Ohio elected officials on April 19 on Ohio State’s Columbus campus. It’s from 5-8 p.m. in CFAES’s Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive.
A media advisory from the group said the discussion “will touch on the impact climate change is having on small businesses, their bottom lines and consumer preferences and how strong state and national environmental protections, such as those provided by the EPA, are important factors for a healthy and vibrant business community.”
Contact Marguerite Dooley, firstname.lastname@example.org, for details.
Jennifer Gabrys, reader in the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, and principal investigator on the European Research Council’s “Citizen Sense” project, will present “Citizen Sense: Monitoring and Contesting Environments of Extraction” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. April 19 in Room 311 Denney Hall on Ohio State’s Columbus campus. She’ll also give a workshop from 10 a.m. to noon April 20 in the Research Commons classroom on campus. Details. Ohio State’s Environmental Humanities program is the sponsor.
CFAES environmental economist Tim Haab: “Markets, left alone, often fail to address environmental issues, and that is not good for the economy or society.”
Results from a survey of members of the Washington, D.C.-based Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, the leading professional organization of economists studying environmental and resource issues, found that most don’t think reducing the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory power will improve the U.S. economy. Read the story …
The Ohio Compost Operator Education Course, called a “comprehensive program on the science and art” of large-scale compost production, is March 28-29 at CFAES’s research arm, OARDC in Wooster. Of note: Four new professional development grants are being offered to help pay for the cost of attending. Apply for them by March 1.
Here’s the lineup for the Environmental Film Series:
• “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time,” Jan. 24.
• “Before the Flood,” Jan. 31: Actor Leonardo DiCaprio’s climate change documentary.
• “Red Gold,” Feb. 7: Alaska’s Bristol Bay salmon fishery and the open-pit Pebble mine proposed in the bay’s headwaters.
• “A Race Against Time,” Feb. 14: Solar energy development in India and what’s impeding such development in the U.S.
• “Return of the River,” Feb. 21: The environmental and cultural benefits of the largest dam removal project in U.S. history.
• “Uprising,” Feb. 28: America’s dependence on coal plants; China’s impact on the global environment.
Called “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time,” the film starts at 7 p.m. in Room 130 in the university’s Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry (CBEC) building, 151 W. Woodruff Ave. in Columbus.
Admission is free and open to the public. Free pizza and beverages will be served at 6:45 p.m. Advance registration isn’t needed.
Read more on the series here.