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…

Only Gas Is For Fools

Story by Mathew Roberts, Contributor (Editor-soon-leaving), Photos by Gracie Umana, Contributor (Editor-soon-leaving) Featured on EcoWatch   Editor’s Note: This story is a commentary piece about the emerging student power movement at Ohio University. There are too many brave students working for equality today and a clean world for tomorrow to go unrecognized. We recommend following…

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…

Letting the Sun in

Story by Brady Edge, staff writer, Photography by contributing photographer Kara Frisina I had grown a full beard. The mustache would grow stiff like steel wool on the way to Physiology class in the morning, the nose above becoming so numb that it felt perpetually stuffy. In Southeast Ohio, we endured the coldest Winter on…

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…

Injection Wells Disturb Community and Area’s Beauty

Story by Janice Brewer, Staff Writer Photography by Rebecca Ciprus, Staff Photographer On Friday, March 14, 2014, Loraine McCosker organized a panel of participants to speak up about the injection well dilemma Athens County is facing. The panelist included journalism professor Bernhard Debatin , geographer Harold Perkins, undergraduate and OUSSC president Caitlin McDaniel, and Athens…

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…