Ohio State News (college-faes)

2019
November
14,
2019
| 04:00 PM America/New_York
Ohio Sea Grant, on behalf of The Ohio State University, The University of Toledo and the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE), has released the fourth-year research findings update for the statewide Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative (HABR...
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November
04,
2019
| 06:22 PM America/New_York
Cutting down trees inevitably leads to more carbon in the environment, but deforestation’s contributions to climate change are vastly overestimated, according to a new study. ...
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August
29,
2019
| 01:01 PM America/New_York
Americans throw out a lot more food than they expect they will, food waste that is likely driven in part by ambiguous date labels on packages, a new study has found. ...
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August
10,
2019
| 06:01 AM America/New_York
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...
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July
23,
2019
| 02:50 PM America/New_York
Getting up close – and a little dirty – with farm animals just might help us fend off illness, say researchers who’ve further demonstrated the benefits of early exposure to a wide variety of environmental bacteria. ...
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July
15,
2019
| 10:07 PM America/New_York
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. ...
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July
03,
2019
| 08:32 PM America/New_York
A corn patch on campus is the public installment of a research collaboration considering the long history of using human waste as an agricultural resource. ...
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June
21,
2019
| 05:16 PM America/New_York
Relentless rain across much of the country has been an inconvenience and annoyance for many people. ...
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June
19,
2019
| 05:14 PM America/New_York
Researchers were surprised to find that a migratory songbird that breeds in the eastern and central United States is concentrated during winter in just one South American country. ...
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May
16,
2019
| 03:09 PM America/New_York
Harmful algal blooms pose a unique toxic threat in Lake Erie’s central basin, new research has found. Not only do blooms routinely occur in this area, they can also produce types of cyanobacterial toxins that aren’t typically detected through rout...
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May
10,
2019
| 02:56 PM America/New_York
In a surprising turn, Ohio’s rural counties of Wyandot and Holmes topped the job growth rate of Columbus between 2010 and 2018, according to an economist with The Ohio State University. And other rural counties including Harrison and Morgan nearly...
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May
01,
2019
| 02:00 PM America/New_York
These undergraduate and graduate students – most of them food scientists – want to clear the air when it comes to the bounty of information and misinformation surrounding what we eat, how it nourishes us and how it’s grown. ...
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April
18,
2019
| 10:32 PM America/New_York
Students traversing campus at The Ohio State University had a chance to get up close and personal with a cow Thursday morning. The Buckeye Dairy Club runs the annual Milk-a-Cow on the Oval event. The club is a student organization supported by the...
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April
09,
2019
| 01:00 PM America/New_York
The quest to keep plastic out of landfills and simultaneously satisfy the needs of the food industry is filled with obstacles. A biodegradable replacement for petroleum-based products has to meet all sorts of standards and, so far, attempts at via...
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March
20,
2019
| 07:03 PM America/New_York
Building on 50 years of partnership with The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), the Nationwide Foundation is contributing $7 million to support the college’s vision of a modern land-grant institut...
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March
07,
2019
| 06:19 PM America/New_York
Foodborne illnesses are critical global health problems, resulting in an estimated 600 million illnesses annually. Low- and middle-income countries bear most of the burden, largely due to poor food handling practices, weak regulatory systems and inad...
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February
04,
2019
| 04:18 PM America/New_York
It’s about time for the annual mass migration of honeybees to California, and new research is helping lower the chances the pollinators and their offspring will die while they’re visiting the West Coast. Each winter, professional beekeepers from a...
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January
09,
2019
| 03:34 PM America/New_York
A confounding new disease is killing beech trees in Ohio and elsewhere, and plant scientists are sounding an alarm while looking for an explanation. In a study published in the journal Forest Pathology, researchers and naturalists from The Ohio St...
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2018
December
19,
2018
| 01:00 PM America/New_York
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 s...
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December
14,
2018
| 07:34 PM America/New_York
Predicting and pinpointing which farming practices are most likely to protect against environmental harm is a complex proposition, and researchers at The Ohio State University are working to fine-tune the tools that could help farmers and others prev...
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December
14,
2018
| 07:00 PM America/New_York
A team of researchers who first proposed studying the effect a global trade war could have on the Midwest never imagined there would be an actual trade war underway as they conducted their research. But as 2018 played out—and as the United States ...
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December
03,
2018
| 05:29 PM America/New_York
When deciding whether to participate in programs designed to conserve energy during peak hours, consumers appear to rely more on their intuition about how much money they’re saving rather than on proof their bills are smaller, a new study has found. ...
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November
07,
2018
| 09:10 PM America/New_York
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Some farm fields in northwest Ohio’s Maumee River watershed have more phosphorus than their crops can use. Called “elevated phosphorus fields,” such fields may be at higher risk of contributing to Lake Erie’s harmful algal blooms. ...
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November
02,
2018
| 02:43 PM America/New_York
The trick to boosting crops in drought-prone, food-insecure areas of West Africa could be a ubiquitous native shrub that persists in the toughest of growing conditions. Growing these shrubs side-by-side with the food crop millet increased millet p...
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October
23,
2018
| 03:23 PM America/New_York
Rising sea levels driven by climate change make for salty soil, and that is likely to force about 200,000 coastal farmers in Bangladesh inland as glaciers melt into the world’s oceans, according to estimates from a new study. Frequent flooding wit...
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September
19,
2018
| 11:27 PM America/New_York
The start of the 56th annual Farm Science Review was an opportunity for leaders at The Ohio State University to reaffirm a commitment to the state’s agricultural roots. The Farm Science Review is the annual agricultural trade show hosted by the Co...
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August
27,
2018
| 08:05 PM America/New_York
Walleye and the fish they eat struggle to see in water clouded by algae, and that could potentially jeopardize the species’ future if harmful algal blooms persist, according to a new study. The research, led by Suzanne Gray of The Ohio State Unive...
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August
02,
2018
| 10:09 PM America/New_York
It's not often that a grower comes across a piece of new equipment that can give a full return on investment in one year and can reduce their farm’s impact on the environment. But a device developed by researchers from the U.S. Department of Agric...
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July
19,
2018
| 07:04 PM America/New_York
Just about any news story about the Endangered Species Act includes a prominent mention of the controversy around the 45-year-old law. But when you ask ordinary Americans about the act they’re mostly supportive, according to survey data reported i...
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July
02,
2018
| 06:00 AM America/New_York
A groundbreaking ceremony Friday, June 29, launched construction of the new venue for OSU Extension’s cutting-edge research and community engagement in Franklin County. The 10,500-square-foot Kunz-Brundige Franklin County Extension Building is the...
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