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A better tool in the toolbox: New project will bolster Ohio's Phosphorus Risk Index
Grand Lake St. Marys has lost an estimated $60-80 million in tourism due to harmful algae blooms. And in 2011, algae blooms covered 990 square miles of Lake Erie's surface area, the largest in the lake's history. Phosphorus is the pollutant most ...
Boost to brewing biogas: OARDC receives $6.5 million grant to further develop new system
OARDC has received a $6.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Energy to test and expand OARDC-developed technology that can produce biogas from a variety of solid organic wastes and bioenergy crops. Awarded thr ...
New testing method could make phosphorus monitoring cheaper, faster
Phosphorus is usually at the forefront of concerns about the health of Lake Erie. While watershed managers never stop searching for ways to reduce phosphorus input, they also need to be able to monitor current levels easily and cost-effectively. Chris Spi ...
Swamp's reach growing: Improvements will ramp up programs, impact
Ohio State University's renowned Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, which opened its doors 20 years ago, is now in the process of opening them wider. The 52-acre Columbus facility is undergoing $75,000 in renovations to its main tea ...
Second Annual Student Council Pumpkin Carving Contest
Students come together for fall festivities in celebration of their college and friendly competition amongst student organizations. The 2012 College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences annual fall social was held October 25 this year. The ev ...
Growing numbers: CFAES enrollment up 3.3 percent
Attracting more students and creating a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students each year has always been one of CFAES's goals, and this year is no exception. Comparing autumn enrollment numbers from 2011 to 2012, undergraduate en ...
Grow your own lettuce in space? Students, researchers build system for NASA
Say you're on Mars and you fancy a salad. Unless the Curiosity rover can make an unexpected find of fresh romaine somewhere on the dusty Red Planet, you're looking at a nine-month trip to the nearest produce aisle on Earth. A better option? Grow ...
ATI dedicates new beef cattle handling facility
ATI livestock student Emily Painter, pictured right, wielded the scissors at the ribbon cutting for ATI's new beef cattle handling facility on Oct. 12. About 100 people attended the program, which showcased the Temple Grandin-designed facility to t ...
Stone Lab to partner with BGSU on STEM-related grant
Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory are partnering with Bowling Green State University on a five-year National Science Foundation project that focuses on teacher professional development and student engagement in science. Led by BGSU's Northwest ...
Ohio allocates $6M to rebuild 'the core of our bioenergy and bioproducts research'
The state of Ohio's Office of Budget and Management has allocated $6 million in emergency funds to assist with the reconstruction of a building at OARDC that was severely damaged by the Sept. 16, 2010, tornado that struck the Wooster campus. The anno ...