Preserve Lake Erie, keep farms productive

Ohio State will be the lead partner on a new five-year, multimillion-dollar pilot watershed project in northwestern Ohio designed to demonstrate that agricultural conservation practices—if used on 70% of the farmland in a watershed, and evaluated on a watershed scale—can help achieve Lake Erie’s water quality goals. CFAES researcher Jay Martin will direct the project, set for the Shallow Run watershed in Hardin County.

Read the story. (Photo: Shallow Run watershed, Laura Johnson.)

A next step in efforts to battle harmful algal blooms

Scientists from eight Ohio universities—including from Ohio State and specifically from CFAES—will lead the latest round of research supported by the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative.

Read the story. (Photo: Lake Erie, Getty Images.)

CFAES sustainability news, July 23, 2021

National Geographic, July 22; featuring Mazeika Sullivan, School of Environment and Natural Resources

Marion Star, July 18; Whitney Gherman, OSU Extension

Cleveland.com, July 16; featuring Chris Winslow, Ohio Sea Grant, Stone Laboratory

Sunny news: Smaller Lake Erie algal bloom predicted

From a press release today from our CFAES colleagues who work for Ohio Sea Grant:

“NOAA and its research partners are forecasting that western Lake Erie will experience a smaller-than-average harmful algal bloom this summer.”

“A relatively dry spring will lead to a repeat of last year’s mild bloom—this is the first time in more than a dozen years that mild blooms have occurred in consecutive summers.”

Read the full press release. (Photo: Lake Erie, Getty Images.)

CFAES sustainability news, May 12, 2021

New York Times, May 5; featuring Marne Titchenell, School of Environment and Natural Resources

Toledo Blade (subscription required), May 2; Ohio State and CFAES research mentioned

Akron Beacon Journal, April 11; featuring Jeff Reutter, special advisor, Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab

CFAES sustainability news, Nov. 4, 2020

Reforest to stop drought-flood syndrome, says World Food Prize laureate Rattan Lal

Forests News, Oct. 19; featuring Rattan Lal, School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR)

From bin to beach: The realities of plastic waste and the Great Lakes region

Waste 360, Oct. 16; featuring Jill Bartolotta, Ohio Sea Grant

Soil health the focus of World Food Prize winner’s research

Radio Iowa, Oct. 15; featuring Rattan Lal, SENR