Ohio State’s Environmental Film Series continues tonight with the “True Colors” episode of the Showtime series “Years of Living Dangerously.” Actress Olivia Munn (profiling climate-conscious Washington state Governor Jay Inslee) and New York Times columnist Mark Bittman (on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s views about manmade climate change and coastal rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy) are the on-screen correspondents. Kate Bartter, director of Ohio State’s Office of Energy and Environment, and Craig Butler, director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, will lead the post-screening discussion. Learn more.
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Ohio State’s Environmental Film Series continues tonight with “Plains” and “Forests.” Both are episodes from the PBS series “Earth: A New Wild.” Rebecca Swab, director of restoration ecology at The Wilds in Cumberland, Ohio, and Peter Curtis, professor in Ohio State’s Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, will lead the discussion afterward. Get details. (Fan of “Earth: A New Wild”? Read this.) (Image: PBS.)
Would you want Wi-Fi in the wilderness? If so, why? Fresh from an ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro, Jay Zagorsky, a scientist with Ohio State though not with CFAES, writes about “Why Google’s Plan to Blanket Wilderness With Wi-Fi Is a Bad Idea.” It’s in yesterday’s Huffington Post Tech blog. Your thoughts?
A Nov. 14 workshop near Toledo aims to help landowners better understand and manage their natural resources, from trees to bees to ponds to wildlife. Read More »
The Environmental Professionals Network, a service of CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, is presenting a special evening with M. Sanjayan, host of the PBS series “Earth: A New Wild,” on Feb. 11 in Columbus. That’s about four months away still. But tickets are going fast. Read More »
A new free iBook written by students in an introductory environmental science course at Ohio State describes some of Earth’s biggest challenges and how people are using cutting-edge science and engineering for sustainable solutions. Called Environmental ScienceBites, the 184-page e-book for Apple devices was written by undergraduate students in Introduction to Environmental Science, which is offered by CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources. A version of the book is also available for Android devices. Read the whole story …
Does nature have value beyond what it provides people? CFAES researcher Jeremy Bruskotter and colleagues discussed that question in a recent Epoch Times article. A survey by the team in Ohio, for example, found that more than 82 percent of Ohioans acknowledged the intrinsic value of wildlife. In the same survey, more than 90 percent of people who strongly identified as “conservationists” acknowledged nature’s intrinsic value.
But if so very many of us believe in nature’s intrinsic value, then why do we seem to behave otherwise? … Why do we as a society make so many decisions that appear to be, or that actually are, inconsistent with the idea that nature possesses intrinsic value?
Students from Ohio State and members of the broader community will screen and discuss six weekly environmental films with university and local experts in October and November.
The series is designed to raise awareness of climate change and its economic, health, political and environmental impacts, said David Hanselmann, a lecturer in CFAES and the coordinator of the Environmental Professionals Network. Read More »
Shale drilling’s biggest effect on Ohio’s environment might not come from the wells themselves but from the many new pipelines they need. So says CFAES watershed expert Joe Bonnell, who will speak twice on his research exploring the Ohio shale industry’s environmental impacts at Farm Science Review. The Review, which CFAES sponsors, is Sept. 22-24.