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

Exploring the Corporate Race to Zero Plastic

By: Taylor McCann Did you know that around 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced since the 1950s, but only 9 percent of it has been recycled? Many well-known companies like Hasbro, Kroger, PepsiCo and Starbucks recognized the depth of statistics like these and decided to take action to decrease the amount of single-use … More Exploring the Corporate Race to Zero Plastic

What Ohio’s New Transportation Budget Means for Drivers of Green Vehicles

By: Archer K Hill II Earlier this month, Ohio’s new Governor Mike DeWine signed into law a transformative bill that aims to patch up the state’s long-ignored transportation infrastructure, which was left in shambles by his predecessor, John Kasich. The bill—which is mostly comprised of the two-year transportation budget—will result in one of the largest … More What Ohio’s New Transportation Budget Means for Drivers of Green Vehicles

Limnology Lecture and Research Describes Dangerous Effects of Climate Change and HABs on Water Supply

By: Lindsey Brown From the stars above our heads to the soil under our feet, lies the call for investigation and scientific inquiry. All around us lives an entire ecological universe awaiting further analysis and discovery. Included in this world of scientific study is limnology– the study of inland lakes. While not as common as other … More Limnology Lecture and Research Describes Dangerous Effects of Climate Change and HABs on Water Supply

What Artists and Designers Can Teach Scientists About Preventing Climate Change

By: Archer K Hill II The scientific method—which teaches us to question, collect data, test hypotheses and draw conclusions—has given humanity just about all the knowledge it possesses. From the theory of general relativity to evolution by natural selection, from plate tectonics to heliocentrism. It has allowed us, more recently, to prove without a shadow … More What Artists and Designers Can Teach Scientists About Preventing Climate Change

How “Sustainable” are Lime and Bird Scooters Actually?

By: Danny Nolan Dockless scooters are everywhere, whether we’ve asked for them or not. We’ve ridden them, fallen off of them, thrown them into rivers, burned them and improperly parked them, causing MUPD to go on a bird hunt. So what’s the deal, are these actually healthy for the environment? Am I making a positive … More How “Sustainable” are Lime and Bird Scooters Actually?

EcoReps Lead Specialty Recycling on Campus

By: Sofia Liszka Not all recyclables are treated equally. While this statement may seem as obvious as the difference between cardboard and aluminum, it’s more complex than that, even going beyond the numbers that mark the bottom of our plastics. Miami University’s EcoReps have taken it upon themselves to better the recycling habits of campus … More EcoReps Lead Specialty Recycling on Campus

Revisiting E-Waste Following the Shipment of New iPhones

By: Sofia Liszka Last month, Apple unveiled its latest lineup of iPhones to a worldwide consumer audience. The iPhones XS and XS Max are already available for purchase, and the less expensive iPhone XR is open for preorders beginning next Friday, Oct. 19. Sales on this year’s models are already higher than years past and … More Revisiting E-Waste Following the Shipment of New iPhones

Drones for Conservation and Environmental Science

By: Tyler Gillette How do you feel about drones? Did you know that they can be used for conservation and environmental science? A study by Stanford University, Brown University and Spelman College was done to see how people felt about drones. Out of the 115 people were surveyed, nearly 70 percent said they thought of … More Drones for Conservation and Environmental Science