The Benefits of Dam Removal on the Olentangy River
Benefits of Dam Removal on the Olentangy River

John Navarro, Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife, discusses the benefits of dam removal and how the research done at The Ohio State University School of Environment and Natural Resources will benefit rivers in the future.

Tyler Willis, Sustainable Operations Intern, MGM Resorts International
EEDS Student Interns in Sustainable Operations

Tyler Willis in the Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability program worked as a sustainable operations intern this summer at MGM Resorts International in Las Vegas. Hear how he worked to save water.

New Online Tool Helps Well Owners Understand Water Test Results
New Online Tool Helps Well Owners Understand Water Test Results

Private well owners are encouraged to have their well water tested regularly, but when they do, they’re often stumped when trying to decipher the lab results.
And with more Ohio well water being analyzed under a mandate that shale energy companies provide such tests for any wells within 1,500 feet of proposed horizontal drilling sites, more Ohioans have been left scratching their heads when trying to interpret the findings.
That’s why Ohio State University Extension has teamed up with the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to provide a free online Well Water Interpretation Tool.
The tool is available through OSU Extension’s Ohio Watershed Network at Click on “Know Your Well Water.”
The Importance of Wetlands
Solving critical issues in water resource management

Assistant professor, Mazeika Sullivan along with his students talk about the importance of wetlands and water.

SUSTAINS Learning Community Promo Video
SUSTAINS Learning Community

The Students Understanding Sustainability and Taking Action to Improve Nature and Society (SUSTAINS) Learning Community at The Ohio State University focuses on helping students explore and engage with sustainability topics and human interaction with environmental problems. Through discussion, service and hands-on learning, students who are members of this community will learn about best practices for sustainable living and have opportunities to explore how sustainability relates to their lives and the lives of others. SUSTAINS is located inScott House at 160 W. Woodruff Avenue on the Ohio State campus and has 40 students in the community. Learn more about SUSTAINS here.

Ohio State University researchers study the impact of low-head dam removal on the Olentangy and Scioto Rivers.

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Recognizing Excellence 2014
Recognizing Excellence

Congratulations to the 2014 recipients of Ohio State’s Distinguished Teaching, Distinguished Scholar, Distinguished Faculty Service and Teaching by a Lecturer awards. They are honored for their distinguished contributions to the betterment of the university community.

SUSTAINS Learning Community - The Ohio State University
SENR to Partner on New Sustainability Learning Community with OSU Housing

Learn about the new sustainability learning community: SUSTAINS

Ohio State University's Stan Gehrt and Nick Stow of the City of Ottawa discuss co-existing with coyotes on CTV News Ottawa.





March 1, 2014.

How One Ohio County Responded to Shale Development
How One Ohio County Responded to Shale Development

Local communities experiencing the shale oil and gas boom often realize early that they have little control in regulating that development. That authority lies at the state level. And there’s bound to be conflict among neighbors -- winners, losers and concerned citizens -- as shale development increases.

But communities shouldn’t simply throw up their hands and just take what comes, said Joe Campbell, research associate with the Social Responsibility Initiative in Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. The initiative is housed in the college’s School of Environment and Natural Resources.

Being proactive, establishing communication lines, and gathering information about the industry and its impacts can help communities manage the often swift nature of shale oil and gas development, he said.

Read the full news story here.