The “Our Ohio” TV series, produced by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, reports on CFAES’s Buckeye Gold research program. The pioneering program aims to turn a one-of-a-kind dandelion into a domestic, sustainable source of quality rubber. Watch.
Sustainability... In Business
The Environmental Protection Agency today announced a proposal seeking a 30-percent cut in carbon pollution from existing power plants. A story in the Los Angeles Times called it “potentially one of the biggest steps any country has ever taken to confront climate change.” One way to cut that pollution? State-level implementation of renewable energy standards. They work, says a recent paper co-authored by CFAES’s Brent Sohngen.
CFAES Dean Bruce McPheron headlines the Buckeye Smart: Northeast Ohio Speaker Series from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 4 at The City Club of Cleveland, 850 Euclid Ave. His talk, called “Ohio State: Growing Jobs in Northeast Ohio,” will include details on a number of sustainability efforts. Among them: Projects to improve Lake Erie’s water quality, recycle food waste from the Cleveland Browns’ stadium and further support Cleveland’s big, growing urban farm movement. Tickets: $25; table of eight, $200. Details and reservations.
CFAES scientists Brent Sohngen and Rattan Lal were among the 300 experts who contributed to the recently released U.S. National Climate Assessment. (Photo: NOAA.)
The restored Scioto River in downtown Columbus will take center stage — and serve as the backdrop — for June’s Environmental Professionals Network breakfast program. (Photo: Broad Street Bridge, Columbus, Ohio, by Barry haynes licensed under CC BY-SA-3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.)
The Weather Channel reports today on a CFAES project turning a Russian dandelion into Ohio-grown rubber. Watch.
Climate change will exacerbate
A range of risks to the Great Lakes,
including changes in the range and distribution of certain fish species,
increased invasive species and harmful blooms of algae,
and declining beach health.
Ice cover declines
will lengthen the commercial navigation season.
Extreme rainfall events
Have increased during the last century,
And these trends are expected to continue,
declining water quality,
and negative impacts on transportation,
The Midwest has a highly energy-intensive economy
With per capita emissions of greenhouse gases
More than 20 percent higher than the national average. The region
Also has a large and increasingly utilized
Potential to reduce emissions
That cause climate change.