Debatin Talks: Rising Sea Levels

By Bethany N. Bella In a relatively recent National Geographic issue titled “Rising Seas,” the magazine speculates on the current rate of melted polar ice and the future of coastal-lying regions within the next few decades, should this rate continue to accelerate as in previous years. Dr. Bernhard Debatin, professor at Ohio University, mentioned a…

The New-Wave Future of Energy

By Nicaylen Rayasa, Staff Writer There is a new renewable energy in the air; a technology that uses air to power its own energy cycle into clean, sustainable power. In the arid and barren regions of Chile’s Atacama Desert, this inhospitable spot on Earth is showing itself to be the perfect host for a different…

Another Silent Spring

By Bethany N. Bella North American bird populations are disappearing faster than the noticeable climate shifts that seem to be impacting their traditional migration patterns, and it could only get worse over the next 75 years. According to the National Audubon Society, 314 of 588 North American bird species surveyed over the past three centuries…

The Pledges and Promises of Climate Change

Story by Bethany N. Bella Since Al Gore’s infamous film An Inconvenient Truth thrust the idea of global warming into everyday American politics, climate change has become a highly-contested, highly-controversial issue. Despite results from the “Global Carbon Budget of 2014” (recently published in the journal Earth System Science Data Discussions) indicating global greenhouse emissions have risen…

Weather has Changed Me

Story by Nicaylen Rayasa, Staff Writer Weather has always been a fascination to me. I would stay awake for hours on school nights watching The Weather Channel; hoping for a snow day. On humid, summer days, I would lay in the backyard, waiting for the westward sky to produce the next great thunderstorm. It all seemed…

The Future of OHIO’s Energy video

BOBCATS BEYOND GAS  put on a panel in Walter Hall in February where a group of outspoken and innovative members of the Athens and Southeastern Ohio community came together to discuss the future of Ohio University in terms of sustainability and climate change in the years to come. Currently the University’s Climate Action Plan states…

ACFAN files Legal Complaint against ODNR — Original Press Release

Athens County Fracking Action Network March 20, 2014 For immediate release contacts: Richard Sahli, (614) 428-6068; Roxanne Groff: (740) 707-3610; 448-6265   Athens County Fracking Action Network files Legal Complaint against ODNR   Athens OH, March 20, 2014 –– Athens County Fracking Action Network (ACFAN) filed a mandamus legal complaint this week in Franklin County Court of Appeals against…

A Dissent in Motion

Story by Mathew Roberts, Editor-in-Chief,  Photography by Gracie Umana, Multimedia Editor   While the rest of the world was wrapped up in the red carpet glam of the 86th Academy Awards and the social unrest unfolding in the Ukraine, youth activists from all corners of the nation protested against the Keystone XL pipeline at the…

Anti-Fracking Benefit Show @ Casa

Photography by Gracie Umana, Multimedia Editor, and Alyssa Nedrow, staff photographer The Ohio University Sierra Student Coalition and Bobcats Beyond Gas held an Anti-Fracking Benefit Show at Casa Nueva on February 27, 2014,  to raise funds tell Ohio University that the students and community members are not happy with the proposed natural gas plant and…

Kellogg’s commitment to purchase deforestation-free palm oil — Original Press Release

Green Century applauds Kellogg Company’s* Commitment to Purchase Deforestation-Free Palm Oil and Raise the Bar for Industry BOSTON, MA – In response to a shareholder proposal filed by the Green Century Equity Fund, Kellogg Company (Kellogg’s) – one of the world’s largest food processing companies, and joint partner to the world’s largest palm oil trading…

Eco-News in Brief 1/19

Welcome back to Ohio University for this Spring Semester 🙂 We at College Green Mag hope that you all had a wonderful holiday break and a refreshing month with family and friends. Here is our first installment of Eco-News in Brief for the spring. We hope that Eco-News is a fun way to bring big…

Eco-News in Brief 12/8

We can’t stop watching these emus freak out about a ball! from Grist! Athens County lagging in recycling efforts – The Athens News Great piece by the ANews this week about recycling efforts in Athens County! “Athens County initiated the first curbside recycling program in Ohio in April of 1984,” [Tom O’Grady] said. “The program was…

Eco-News in Brief 11/17

“Triple Divide” Screening–Athena Cinema, November 20th, 7 p.m.   Make Fuel at Home with Portable DIY Refinery We found a nifty little machine that creates ethanol: “The MicroFueler weighs about 200 pounds and hooks up to a water and 110 or 220 volt power supply and wastewater drain just like a washing machine. It uses raw…