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One of the greatest challenges of our time lies in our ability to secure reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy for future generations. Ohio State is meeting the energy challenge head-on. The Ohio State University is dedicated to advancing education, research, and innovation for energy and the environment, emphasizing how those needs can be met sustainably. Stay up to date on energy, environment and sustainability news at Ohio State with our Faculty/Staff Newsletter and Student Newsletter.

Energy and Environment News

Beech Trees are Dying, and Nobody’s Sure Why

01/09/19 – Intense effort underway to find culprit behind rapid disease spread that is killing beech trees in Ohio and elsewhere, and plant scientists are sounding an alarm while looking for an explanation. Read more.

Nightlights for Stream Dwellers? No, Thanks

01/07/19 – Artificial light at night isn’t just a health problem for those of us sitting in bed scrolling through Instagram instead of hitting the sack — it hurts entire outdoor ecosystems. When the critters that live in and around streams and wetlands are settling into their nighttime routines, streetlights and other sources of illumination filter down through the trees and into their habitat, monkeying with their normal routine, according to new research from The Ohio State University. Read more.

Researchers Unveil Climate Change Action Plan for Columbus

12/18/18 – A task force led by researchers at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (BPCRC) at The Ohio State University has released its final list of 43 recommended actions that can be taken to help central Ohio prepare for climate change. Read more.

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Featured Event

  • January 23, 2019

    Partnering for a Resilient and Sustainable Future: 2019 Community Engagement Conference

    Faculty, staff, students and community partners are invited to the Jan. 23-24 conference for insights and new connections that will expand your professional horizons in sustainability.​ Read more.

  • Events

  • January 17, 2019

    Louisiana 2019: Livable Futures Field School Information Session

    ​We invite undergraduates to attend an information session for the May 2019 Field School in Louisiana. Students will spend a week in New Orleans and southern Louisiana learning about coastal land loss, indigenous politics and cultures, environmental racism, climate change and the ecosystems of the gulf. Read more.

  • January 23, 2019

    Partnering for a Resilient and Sustainable Future: 2019 Community Engagement Conference

    Faculty, staff, students and community partners are invited to the Jan. 23-24 conference for insights and new connections that will expand your professional horizons in sustainability.​ Read more.

  • February 07, 2019

    Goldthwait Polar Lecture

    Environmental Change in Antarctica: Clues from Marine Sediments and Implications for the Future. Listen in on the discussion about marine sediment cores from the Antarctic archive oceanographic responses to change in the cryosphere, providing both a longer-term perspective on these recent changes and a blueprint for the future. Read more.

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