Bobcats Leap Beyond Gas

Editor’s Note: Official message sent by Caitlyn McDaniel, VP Student Senate The Ohio University Board of Trustees will be voting to discontinue the construction of a $75-100,000,000 gas plant on the Athens Main Campus. This gas plant would have locked the school into a 50-year contract with the gas industry, ensuring our dependence on fossil…

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 11/24

Neil Ansell: My life as a Hermit Some think of nature as the perfect getaway. We hope that when we leave society, we may somehow find ourselves in the serenity of solitude. The narrative behind Neil Ansell’s story is quite the opposite. What he found was the more time he spent as a hermit of…

Eco-News in Brief 11/3

The Caveman Dilemma: Why we take such lousy care of ourselves and our planet. “For Daniel Lieberman, a professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard, many of our problems today boil down to this: Through much of human evolution, our ancestors spent their days eating twigs and berries, chasing antelope, and being chased by things…

The Fracking Debate Exposed

Story by Olivia Miltner, CG Writer The 2011 earthquakes in Youngstown that have recently been linked to hydraulic fracturing in nearby Pennsylvania are just one way fracking has shaken up residents of eastern Ohio. At the beginning of September, some Athens County residents protested against the petition K&HP Partners of West Viriginia submitted in August…

Eco-News In Brief 9/23

Eco-News In Brief 9-23-13 Antibiotics Could Be Killing Us: http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/item/18202-antibiotics-used-to-make-livestock-more-profitable-may-be-killing-us At what cost will we jump too far to have meat all the time. As you see, antibiotics may be killing us both physically and by the toll it takes on poor Mother Earth. Get the Buzz!   Officials Looking at Oil/Gas Spills in Colorado…

University locked into gas, open to talks about diversifying energy portfolio

Commentary by Editor-in-Chief Mathew Roberts  Athens,Ohio–Earlier today, representatives of the Athens community, Ohio University Student Coalition, and the Sierra Club Ohio chapter met with Stephen Golding, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Harry Wyatt, Associate Vice President for Facilities, and Ohio University’s director of Sustainability, Annie Laurie, to discuss and receive updates on the proposed natural gas plant…

Keepers of the Mountains Foundation speakers share mountaintop removal experiences

By Michelle Robinson, CG News Monday evening, United Campus Ministries brought two representatives from the Keepers of the Mountains Foundation to discuss mountaintop removal in Appalachia during a free community presentation at Vernon R. Alden Library. Donna Branham and Debbie Graff, representatives of the Keepers of the Mountains Foundation in West Virginia, spoke about mountaintop…

Lausche coal to natural gas conversion in the works

  By CG Interim Managing Editor Austen Verrilli 1/25/12. Late last week during two meetings Ohio University’s board of trustees approved a “capital improvement plan” to address huge university maintenance backlogs including an approximated $91 million renovation to  Lausche Heating Plant. “The current plant is reaching the end of its useful life and does not…