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  1. With funding from the Sustainability Institute and Ohio State Energy Partners new bike racks are ready for bicycle commuters and visitors to Kottman Hall.

    New Bike Racks on Campus

    Sep 9, 2019

    School of Environment and Natural Resources graduate student Ryan Vogel is the cycling force behind a new bike rack project that adds 60 new bicycle parking spaces outside Kottman Hall.

  2. Campus Sustainability Survey Report Now Available

    Aug 28, 2019

    When it comes to sustainability, Ohio State students continue to raise ambitions in their knowledge and their actions.

    A fall 2018 survey of 20,500 undergraduate students by the university’s Environmental and Social Sustainability (ESS) Lab found that engagement in pro-environmental behaviors has increased by almost 30% since the last major data collection in 2014, while knowledge of sustainability-related topics increased by 10%.

  3. Lake Erie is among the bodies of water in Ohio affected by phosphorus runoff from farm fields. (Photo: Getty Images)

    Attracting more farmers to participate in water quality efforts

    Aug 28, 2019

    COLUMBUS, Ohio—Skepticism, more than anything else, is keeping farmers from changing how they apply fertilizer to their fields, according to a behavioral scientist at The Ohio State University.

    Many farmers question whether the conservation measures they are being asked to do, such as applying fertilizer underground rather than on the surfaces of fields, will actually improve water quality in Lake Erie, said Robyn Wilson, a professor in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).

  4. Faculty member Mažeika Sullivan was recently interviewed by National Geographic on the impacts of the Amazon fires on wildlife.

    Faculty member interviewed by National Geographic

    Aug 27, 2019

    School of Environment and Natural Resources faculty member Mažeika Sullivan was recently interviewed by National Geographic on the impacts of the Amazon fires on wildlife.  It’s likely they’re taking a “massive toll on wildlife in the short term,” says Mazeika Sullivan, associate professor at Ohio State University’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, who has done fieldwork in the Colombian Amazon. 

  5. Faculty member Jeremy Bruskotter is quoted in a recent Time magazine article that discusses rollbacks to the Endangered Species Act and conservation scientists concerns about the impacts on and future of at-risk species.

    Faculty member quoted in Time magazine

    Aug 21, 2019

    School of Environment and Natural Resources faculty member Jeremy Bruskotter is quoted in a recent Time magazine article that discusses rollbacks to the Endangered Species Act and conservation scientists concerns about the impacts on and future of at-risk species.

  6. Jeffory Hattey, professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University was awarded the 2019 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Distinguished Educator Award.

    Faculty member receives national recognition

    Aug 19, 2019

    Jeffory Hattey, professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University was awarded the 2019 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Distinguished Educator Award. The NACTA Distinguished Educator Award recognizes individuals for their meritorious service to NACTA and to higher education through teaching, educational research, and/or administration

  7. Ohio State News features research conducted by faculty member Kerry Ard on air pollution disparities.

    Faculty research on air pollution disparities featured

    Aug 13, 2019

    Disease-causing air pollution remains high in pockets of America – particularly those where many low-income and African-American people live, a disparity highlighted in research presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in New York. The nation’s air on the whole has become cleaner in the past 70 years, but those benefits are seen primarily in whiter, higher-income areas, said Kerry Ard, an associate professor of environmental sociology in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University. Read the full Ohio State News release by Misti Crane featuring Ard's research that examined air pollution and the demographics of the people who lived in 1-kilometer-square areas throughout a six-state region from 1995 through 1998. 

  8. Nall Moonilall received the 2019 NACTA Graduate Student Teaching Award.

    Graduate student recognized for teaching

    Jul 25, 2019

    Congratulations Nall Moonilall, who received the NACTA Graduate Student Teaching Award at the Annual Conference of the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture held at the College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, Idaho with the theme “Connecting to STEM.” The NACTA Graduate Student Teaching Award recognizes and rewards graduate students who excel as teachers in the agricultural disciplines and engaged in classroom instruction.

  9. Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science

    Renowned soil scientist Rattan Lal will address graduates

    Jul 16, 2019

    Soil scientist Rattan Lal, one of The Ohio State University’s most decorated faculty researchers, will address the university’s summer graduates. Approximately 1,500 degrees will be awarded at the summer commencement ceremony, which begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4., at the Jerome Schottenstein Center. 

  10. Professor Basta was selected to deliver one of the four presentations at the Soil Science Society of America's 2019 Congressional Soils Caucus Briefings in Washington, DC.

    Faculty member presents soil science research at Congressional Soils Caucus briefing

    Jul 9, 2019

    Nicholas Basta, Professor of Soil and Environmental Science in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University was selected to deliver a presentation at the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) 2019 Congressional Soils Caucus Briefing Series in Washington, DC on June 14. 

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