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…

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…

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…