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Brewing, buying biogas: OARDC campus at Wooster now runs on 30 percent green energy
Rotten produce. Animal fat. Bad soda. Manure. OARDC's Wooster campus is going to waste. And that's a good thing. The campus is using agricultural and food-processing wastes to meet nearly a third of its 12-megawatt-hour annual electricity needs. ...
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 ...
OSU Extension introduces 3 new signature programs, graduates 2
OSU Extension engages people to strengthen their lives and communities through research-based educational programming. A tremendous variety of locally specific programs focus on meeting citizens' needs right where they live and work. Since 2008, OSU ...
Let's talk about hidden bias: CFAES Community Dialogue is Nov. 20
Hidden bias-- also called automatic, unconscious, or implicit bias-- is the topic of the first CFAES Community Dialogue, to be held via distance on Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 11 a.m. to noon. The program is part of a new series by the CFAES Diversity Catalys ...
Drawing a line in the sand: Keeping clean, green marinas
Marina operators, boaters, and other Great Lakes residents are invited to learn about best practices for preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) during a Clean Marina Webinar on Nov. 7 from 2-3:30 p.m. EST. This is the third webinar in a s ...
'CFAES Community Dialogues': New series to look at diversity, inclusion
The CFAES Diversity Catalyst Team is pleased to introduce a new series called "CFAES Community Dialogues." These dialogues are informational sessions led by a member or members of the CFAES Diversity Catalyst Team that will address an aspect ...
Healthy, wealthy, and wise: What worksite wellness means to people... and how Extension helps
Employers increasingly offer worksite wellness programs to employees, for good reason: a 2010 analysis in Health Affairs showed a decrease of $3.27 in medical expenses and $2.73 saved in absenteeism costs for every dollar invested in worksite wellness ...
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 ...
Lake's effect on housing prices?
Researchers Mark Partridge, Elena Irwin, and Heather Stephens, all of the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, have found that Lake Erie attracts highly educated people to its communities and that homeowners are will ...