The Looming Threat of Data Centers and 5G Networks

By: Grace Berry According to the Department of Energy, data centers are responsible for about 1.8 percent of total U.S. electricity use, and from 2000 to 2016, data center electricity use increased 280 percent. Data centers account for more power usage than most people realize, and 5G networks will use significantly more energy than 4G. … More The Looming Threat of Data Centers and 5G Networks

My Internship With Three Valley Conservation Trust

By: Aidan Das This summer I spent my time interning at Three Valley Conservation Trust here in Oxford as a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Intern. GIS uses computer programs to map and analyze data on earth’s surface. Three Valley works to conserve and protect natural areas and family farms in Southwest Ohio. The Trust does … More My Internship With Three Valley Conservation Trust

The History of the Discovery of Climate Change

By: Aidan Das Over the past few decades, the impacts of human activity on the environment and the hot topics of global warming and climate change have become more prominent in the media and in government policymaking. But what do all these buzzwords actually mean, and how did concern for the Earth’s changing climate actually … More The History of the Discovery of Climate Change

Local Sustainability Firm Introduces XT700 Styrofoam Densifier

By: Taylor McCann Eco Development, a corporate sustainability firm out of Mason, Ohio that was founded in 2011, recently introduced a new “member” to its team on February 3, 2020: the XT700 Styrofoam Densifier. Eco Development is comprised of three business groups: Facilities/Energy, Commodities/Recycling and Logistics. The firm’s goal is to both introduce and increase … More Local Sustainability Firm Introduces XT700 Styrofoam Densifier

Opinion: The Hypocrisy and Hope of the Bezos Earth Fund

By: Celine Thormann Last week Jeff Bezos made headlines by announcing his intention to use $10 billion of his fortune to create the Bezos Earth Fund. This organization plans to back efforts to fight climate change by giving grants to scientists and non-governmental organizations dedicated to protecting the planet. I am going to start this … More Opinion: The Hypocrisy and Hope of the Bezos Earth Fund

Academic Series: People are Living Longer, so Why Shouldn’t Our Cars?

By: Sydney Rushing This week, GreenHawks Media presents its first Academic Series, a feature of written pieces from Miami students interested in sustainability. These students were all enrolled in Professor Scott Johnston’s IES 274 class, Introduction to the Environment and Sustainability, in the fall. See the bottom of each article to learn more about its … More Academic Series: People are Living Longer, so Why Shouldn’t Our Cars?

Oxford Sources Renewable Energy From Texas, Iowa & Illinois

By: Aidan Das Renewable energy isn’t just for large, wealthy cities. The uses and benefits of these technologies can be found right here in the rural, college town of Oxford, Ohio. It’s exciting to see how our city has embraced renewable wind energy in recent years. In October 2017, The City of Oxford renewed the … More Oxford Sources Renewable Energy From Texas, Iowa & Illinois