Graphic of the Day: Everyone should take after Ohio State

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Source: 2015 Ohio Higher Education Report

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"Ohio State’s jersey 'coincidence'”

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Jay Bilas , long-time critic of the practice, tweeted out a link to a story Tuesday from The Lantern in which Ohio State will sell only jerseys with two numbers this season. Ohio State said any other inference is just a “coincidence” according to the article. John Clay: In his basketball notebook a couple of weeks back, Jerry Tipton wrote about the issue of schools selling jerseys with numbers that often correlate to the most recognizable players on the team.

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Update on Ohio's Dam Mess

Environmental Economics

I believe the [Ohio Department of Natural Resources] director is very committed to doing what’s necessary to create a healthier, stronger, better asset than we have today,” he said. “It’s “There aren’t hard-and-fast solutions yet, but from my early conversations with the director, there are really only two options: Drain it and leave a big hole, and that’s not really an option. Or spend hundreds of millions to replace it. I think that’s what will occur.”. State Sen.

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Ohio a trendsetter?

Environmental Economics

Ohio is on the cusp of becoming the first state to significantly ease its renewable-energy standards, a milestone that would be noticed in statehouses across the country where similar debates are being waged. But none has had as much success as Ohio’s Senate Bill 310, which has. The Ohio bill would place a two-year freeze on annual increases in standards for renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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It's Smog Season in Central Ohio

Environmental Economics

Central Ohio's three-day average during the 2014 season, which starts in April and ends in October, was exactly 75 parts per billion, according to the Ohio EPA. But the Ohio EPA has said that 60 parts per billion is too low. They just want to impose regulations on the good citizens of Ohio")? The American Lung Association wants the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to lower the allowable ozone level to 60 parts per billion.

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Ohio waterways are 'distressed.' Economists can help.

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Today, Ohio Governor John Kasich will issue an executive order asking the Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission to declare eight Ohio waterways 'distressed' due to high phosphorous levels (phosphorous is one of the primary ingredients in commercial fertilizer):  Frustrated by lawmakers’ refusal to consider a bill to get tougher on sources of agricultural pollution feeding Lake Erie’s chronic toxic algae problem, Gov.

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Ohio waterways are 'distressed.' Economists can help.

Environmental Economics

Today, Ohio Governor John Kasich will issue an executive order asking the Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission to declare eight Ohio waterways 'distressed' due to high phosphorous levels (phosphorous is one of the primary ingredients in commercial fertilizer):  Frustrated by lawmakers’ refusal to consider a bill to get tougher on sources of agricultural pollution feeding Lake Erie’s chronic toxic algae problem, Gov.

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More Ash Holes* Found in Ohio

Environmental Economics

Ohio Department of Agriculture officials have confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer in Belmont, Crawford, Knox and Madison counties. In June of 2011, the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s emerald ash borer quarantine was officially rescinded because the pest has been found throughout most of the state, including Wayne National Forest. Residents are being urged to use caution when transporting firewood to help protect against the artificial spread of this and other insect pests.

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Frackgate: Ohio Governor's Campaign to Frack Parks

Sierra Club Compass

Ohio governor John Kasich finds himself embroiled in a growing scandal that some are calling "Frackgate" because of a PR-plan co-written by his administration and the oil industry to "proactively open state park and forest land" to fracking. It's the very definition of corruption when the governor partners with oil industry right-wingers to target public interest groups, even state legislators, to frack Ohio's state parks.

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Defending Clean Energy in Ohio and Beyond

Sierra Club Compass

One of the most pitched battles is taking place right now in Ohio. Ohio clean energy advocates are currently fighting a push to destroy the state''s energy efficiency and clean energy standards. These standards support well over 25,000 Ohio jobs and the energy efficiency standard has generated $1.3 And Ohioans love the standards as well: A recent poll by the Ohio Advanced Energy Economy showed that 86 percent of Ohio voters support the state''s current energy efficiency law.

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In one day, Ohio is already halfway to the 30% goal

Environmental Economics

  For Ohio, that means they are already over halfway to the 30% goal While yesterday's Presidential/EPA announcement of 30% reductions in CO2 emission by 2030 sounds like a drastic reduction, the Columbus Dispatch notes that the baseline matters.    And the baseline is almost 10 years ago (2005). 

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Come study sustainability at THE Ohio State University

Environmental Economics

Blatant self-promotion alert: New undergraduate major in sustainability at Ohio State. Students who have a passion for sustainability can put their passion into practice by enrolling in Ohio State’s new major called Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS) ( [link] ). 

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Quid pro Status Quo: ALEC & State-Sanctioned Corruption in Ohio.

PR Watch

Quid pro Status Quo: ALEC & State-Sanctioned Corruption in Ohio. At about ten oclock on the morning of March 23, 2011, Faith Williams walked into the office of Ohio House Majority Whip John Adams (R-District 78). Essentially, the amendment--an extremely technical, industry-specific item--would allow "Ohio-domicilled" life insurers to engage in a practice known as "derivatives netting." Adams is Ohios ALEC public sector chair. and Ohio National Life Insurance Co.

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Can We Restore Ohio’s Bright Energy Future?

Cool Green Science

Despite the rapid pace of renewable energy innovation around the globe, Ohio’s energy future dimmed a little this week when a committee created by the state legislature recommended a retreat from progressive policies that made Ohio a green energy leader. Ohio’s Progress with Standards To ensure that our local communities benefited from the mandates, there was a requirement to purchase a portion of the renewable power from Ohio sources. Take a Breath Ohio Gov.

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I guess that's one way to get rid of all the Ash holes in Ohio

Environmental Economics

The emerald ash borer has been found for the first time in Geauga and Trumbull counties in northeastern Ohio, the state reported yesterday. 422, officially puts the pests in 55 of Ohio's 88 counties. The bug was first found in Ohio in Toledo in 2003. It has been found in Franklin, Delaware, Fairfield, Licking, Pickaway and Union counties in central Ohio. It's still illegal to move Ohio ash wood to another state. Result: No more Ash borers in Ohio.

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Environmental Economics: Poking holes in Ohio State Parks

Environmental Economics

Thats kind of weird.* | Main | Hazardous tree removals » March 03, 2011 Poking holes in Ohio State Parks House Republicans introduced a bill this week that would allow oil and gas companies to drill instate parks and other state-owned properties.

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In case you were wondering, I joined the Ohio State faculty in 2000*

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Ohio State University. I was recently made aware of a 2012 article in Ecological Economics listing the "Most influential institutions in the field of environmental and ecological economics (2000–2009)."  "  Here they are: 1. University of Maryland. Resources for the Future. University of East Anglia. World Bank. National Chung Hsing University. Taiwan. Vrije University Amsterdam. Netherlands. Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). Indonesia.

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2.4 magnitude earthquake near Boone, North Carolina, United States and Columbus, Ohio, United States : August 24, 2014 23:16

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Natural hazards: UTC time: Sunday, August 24, 2014 23:16 PM. Your time: Sunday, August 24 2014 7:16 PM. No tsunami statement issued. Magnitude Type: md. USGS page: M 2.4 - 4km NE of Blowing Rock, North Carolina. USGS status: Reviewed by a seismologist. Reports from the public: 17 people. via earthquaketrack.com. No one in my family believed me

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Ohio State is in the Sweet 16 (and no this isn't a sports related post)

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Ohio State University School of Environment and Natural Resources. This morning Enviance, in partnership with GreenBiz Group and Qualtrics , introduced the “Sustainable 16 ,” the country’s top undergraduate environmental studies programs as determined by an expert panel of judges in the Second Annual Environmental March Madness (#EnviroU) tournament.

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Ohio University cancels plans to build $100 million natural gas plant

Sierra Club Compass

Students and Administration look toward a clean energy future for Ohio University Two days ago, the Ohio University administration announced its intent to cancel plans for a brand new gas plant that would have cost the university upwards of $75-100 million and locked the university into a 50-year contract with the natural gas industry. In 2009, students at Ohio University launched a campaign to stop burning coal on campus.

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Ohio's Next Big Decision -- A Clean or Dirty Energy Future? - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

LA Approves Plan to Buy Solar Power from Moapa River Indian Reservation » Ohios Next Big Decision -- A Clean or Dirty Energy Future? Now that the presidential election is over, the people of Ohio are facing another important choice -- whether their state will embrace clean energy measures that will save money and lives, or continue wasting energy from polluting coal plants. Compass. « Military Plans Huge Solar Undertaking | Main. |

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Well, I guess next year they should schedule the Iditarod in Ohio

Environmental Economics

The trail this year has been marked by poor conditions because of a lack of snow after a warm winter by Alaska standards. via espn.go.com.

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Appstate is ranked #15 in a national ranking of universities (the "University of Ohio State" is also ranked)

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Nation’s Parents Release Annual Ranking Of Top 50 ‘Perfectly Good’ State Schools

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I guess you are going to be seeing fewer updates on Ohio issues*

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And in Columbus, Ohio you can trade signed memorabilia as payment

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Surely it's time for climate-change deniers to have their opinions forcibly tattooed on their bodies. Not necessarily on the forehead; I'm a reasonable man. Just something along their arm or across their chest so their grandchildren could say, ''Really? You were one of the ones who tried to stop the world doing something? And why exactly was that, granddad?'

Power Plant in Ohio to Retire, Not Refuel With Natural Gas

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Thus, the Sierra Club was happy to hear that American Electric Power (AEP), one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, plans to close a coal-fired power plant near Beverly, Ohio -- a plant that was considered for conversion to natural gas. Dan Sawmiller, Senior Campaign Representative, Ohio and Kentucky Beyond Coal     Coal Natural Gas Safe and Healthy Communities   Muskingum River Plant, Waterford, OH (Photo: Google Maps ).

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My spring football recap (with no mention of The Ohio State)

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John Clay: The SEC has released spring game attendance figures for each of its 12 schools. Kentucky’s crowd of 4,000 was dead last. And, to be truthful, I’m not sure there were 4,000 there. Here’s the list: Alabama 92,310. Auburn 53,209. Florida 51,000. Georgia 43,177. Arkansas 42,000. Mississippi State 36,357. Tennessee 35,891. South Carolina 29,451. Ole Miss 28,000. LSU 25,032. Vanderbilt 7,500. Kentucky 4,000.

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Solar powered speed sensors will ensure safe and secure travel in Ohio

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Ishan Sidhu: Traffic Management System of Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) with the recent improvements has made it safe and faster for the drivers to reach their destinations on time. Due to important projects of highway construction statewide, it is critical for freeway management to insure the smooth flow of commerce and to provide secure and safe travel to the drivers of Ohio.

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Wastewater From Fracking Found To Be Cause Of Earthquakes In Ohio

Eco Friendly Daily

Earthquakes in both the states of Oklahoma and Ohio recently have been found to have been caused by fracking in the region, namely due to wells in which liquids from the process are stored in the earth. There are 177 such fracking deep disposal wells across the state of Ohio, a state which is not known for, but has recently experienced, a number of earthquakes. Due to the earthquakes the state of Ohio ordered a moratorium on fracking in order to review the safety of the process.

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Could the Ohio River have rights? A movement emerges, testing the power of local control

AGreenLiving

Excerpt from: Could the Ohio River have rights? Lake Erie recently was granted its own bill of rights. Here’s a closer look at the momentum around rights for nature. A movement emerges, testing the power of local control. Business Green and-inventory- are-obvious around-rights curtailing-excess e-commerce environmental for-nature look-at-the momentum own-bill reduce-their single-use plastics with-merchandise

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Where to eat organic in Cincinnati

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| Just Back From… | Happy to report the dining scene in the southern Ohio riverfront city of Cincinnati has, long since, grown up beyond beer-’n''-brauts and five-way chili (yes, that’s layered chili, spaghetti, cheese, onions and beans, in just that order)—though both are still readily available. All Cincinnati North America Ohio Restaurants/Cafes The Americas United States Cincinnati organic Greendog Cafe Local 127 Relish Restaurant Group Reuters

Quote of the Day: "The fact is places like Ohio were getting dramatically cleaner anyways"

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The announcement could have mixed effects in Ohio, where cheap natural gas, mechanization and competitive renewable technologies have contributed to an industry-wide move away from coal. "That's That's just economics," said Brent Sohngen, an environmental and resource economist at Ohio State University. "The "The fact is places like Ohio were getting dramatically cleaner anyways. " Brent is a colleague here at Ohio State.

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Picture of the Day

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I'm predicting a late corn crop in Ohio

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Marcellus Shale is not a new pop band

Environmental Economics

» February 28, 2011 Marcellus Shale is not a new pop band Technological advances plus increased reserve estimates plus limited environmental regulation plus job friendly state government means increased drilling for natural gas in the Ohio region of the Marcellus Shale naural gas and oil deposits: For many residents of this northeast Ohio hamlet, the oil bonanza began with a knock at the door.

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Renewable energy source #1

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Gerardine Botte , a biomolecular engineer at Ohio University, has developed a “technology to generate hydrogen fuel from urine.”

What is one more than threeish?

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Some educators say Ohio Gov.   Ohio University media studies professor Norma Pecora   says she thinks it would be a "dangerous precedent" and that decisions about workloads belong to faculty and school administrators. A spokesman for the Ohio Board of Regents says there is no current state standard for how much professors teach.

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The Green Buzz: Friday, September 6

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Did fracking cause more than 100 earthquakes in an Ohio town that had never had one before? Africa Animals Australia Coral Reefs The Green Buzz coral macro coral reef corals discovery earthquakes elephant poachers fracking Grist macro photography millipedes nature photography ohio earthquakes The Atlantic train crash Treehugger volcano world''s largest volcano I’m pretty sure you won’t be taking a stroll along the train tracks after reading these stories.

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Art with Purpose: Toxic Sludge Edition

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John Sabraw, a professor at Ohio University, is a green art innovator whose focus on sustainable practices has led him to using some unique materials. The sludge comes from old coal mines that had released metallic runoff into the Ohio River prior to 1977. Art Sustainability John Sabraw ohio river paints The ENN blog has highlighted many artists who use a range of mediums to address environmental issues.

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Stats example of the day

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» March 07, 2011 Stats example of the day Ohio State, a team that entered the day shooting the 3-pointer at 40.5

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Closing the barn door after the waters recede

Environmental Economics

The Ohio Department of Insurance is reminding Ohioans that flood insurance can offset much ofthe damage of future incidents.

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Environmental Economics: Where I'll be Friday night

Environmental Economics

Main | When males write the faculty anti-discrimination rules » March 21, 2011 Where Ill be Friday night It's ON: The Battle of Env-Econ: Ohio State versus Kentucky, Newark, New Jersey, 9:45 PM ET.

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An assault on the academy!*

Environmental Economics

Ohio Governor John] Kasich said the [next biennium] budget contains "massive reforms" in primary and secondary education.And college professors are going to be asked to teach an additional course every other year.

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Aguanomics: Water Chat -- Haab and Whitehead

Environmental Economics

Earlier this week, I talked to Tim Haab and John Whitehead , professors at THE Ohio State University and Appalachian State University, respectively.

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