Geothermal: The Heat Beneath Our Feet

Geothermal energy, a technology that takes advantage of the Earth’s ability to supply and transfer heat, is quickly infiltrating the public consciousness. There are, however, some key questions that those who are not familiar with the technology may have about how it works. The word “geothermal” actually refers to two completely different technologies—one for heating…

Film Review: Food Chains

By Andrew Pasquale, staff writer If you eat a tomato between the months of December and May, there is a nine out of ten chance that it was picked from a field in Immokalee, Florida. Each winter, the city’s population swells as migrants come from all around the world to work in the winter tomato…

Film Review: Growing Cities

By Andrew Pasquale, staff writer  Cities around the world are growing—and so are their citizens’ waistlines. Eighty one percent of America’s population is concentrated in cities, and from 2000 to 2010, urban population growth of 12 percent outstripped the national average of 9.7 percent. Feeding such a large and rapidly growing population can become a…

Hocking Hills Horrors

After teen’s death, hiking safety debate emerges By Kelly Fisher, staff-writer Zach Doherty spent his senior year at Lake High School in Uniontown, Ohio taking all honors classes and an Advanced Placement science class, while still making time to play the flute in the school’s marching band, which he had done since the fifth grade….

Looking for a Green Job?

By Alexandria Polanosky, Multimedia Editor   Environmental Studies hosted a Green Jobs event on Wednesday, Dec. 3. Five speakers from various employment sectors discussed their careers in the environmental field and the steps they took to get to where they are today. Dr. Geoff Dabelko, Director of Environmental Studies at Ohio University, led the discussion…

Saved For Now –– Environmentalists vs. Keystone XL Pipeline

By Bethany N. Bella American environmentalists celebrated a victory last Tuesday, Nov. 18, when the controversial Keystone XL pipeline was struck down in the United States Senate, with a narrowly-missed 59-41 majority in favor of the “biggest carbon bomb on the planet.” But environmental activists shouldn’t get too comfortable –– Republicans take over the Senate…

Debatin Talks: How Countries Respond to Climate Change

By Bethany N. Bella After discussing the implications ofrising sea levels, due to rapidly-advancing climate changes in the Earth’s atmospheric concentrations, Dr. Bernhard Debatin of Ohio University’s environmental journalism program argued that each nation’s response to these sea level changes will ultimately affect citizens’ opinions in preventing further atmospheric warming. “Different countries have different traditions in…