They’ve — you’ve — got a friend

MACD imageThe Michigan Association of Conservation Districts (MACD) last week honored Ohio State’s Ohio Sea Grant College Program and Stone Laboratory with its 2016 Friend of Conservation Award …

Sustainability Innovation Virtual Lab launches first project

Image of solar panelOhio State’s Sustainability Innovation Virtual Lab (SIVL) has launched its first project. The project links a business with a Buckeye student with a goal of solving a real-world sustainability business problem. Read More »

Free screening of ‘Anthropecene: The Movie’ in Columbus Nov. 2

Ohio State’s Environmental Humanities program is hosting a screening of “Anthropocene: The Movie” and a Q-and-A with director Steve Bradshaw at the Gateway Film Center in Columbus on Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. More information can be found here. Watch the trailer above.

Should be boon to beer biz boom

Buckeyes — CFAES scientists — are breeding better barley (scroll down). Barley’s used for brewing beer. Background.

Big ecological data, big impact

Decisions made possible by the new National Ecological Observatory Network, or NEON, “will impact natural resources management and human well-being for generations to come,” says David Hanselmann, coordinator of the CFAES-based Environmental Professionals Network. Find out more Nov. 10.

Grizzly scene

Image from Grizzly Bear talk 2CFAES’s Molly Bean shared this shot of the full house — 1,000-plus people in the Ohio Union in Columbus — at Monday’s night “Grizzly Bear 399” presentation. Thanks, Molly!

Bear essentials: ‘Embrace the West as part of your own legacy’

Ris Twigg reported on “An Evening with Grizzly Bear 399,” Monday night’s full-house presentation by Todd Wilkinson and Thomas Mangelson, hosted by the Environmental Professionals Network, in Ohio State’s student newspaper The Lantern.

Today at 3:30: Climate change and Bangladesh

Mahbuba Nasreen of the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Mizanur Rahman, project director of the Bangladesh Delta Plan, present “Climate Change, Resilience and Adaptation in Bangladesh” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. today (Oct. 25) on Ohio State’s campus in Columbus. Free and open to the public. Hosted by the university’s Mershon Center for International Security Studies. Co-sponsors include several programs connected to CFAES. Learn more here. Register here.

Still a few seats left for tonight’s talk by Todd Wilkinson

Still a few seats left — 25 at last count — for tonight’s talk by Todd Wilkinson, “Ted Turner: How His Amazing Life Story Ultimately Informs Western Lands, Wildlife and People Management.” Learn more and find a link to register here.

New free app good for nutrients, profits, water

Farmers using CFAES’s new free Ohio State PLOTS app “can fine-tune their nutrient management and maximize profits, all while minimizing environmental concerns.”Smartphones