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A new report on hydro-diplomacy from the Climate Diplomacy Initiative was launched at World Water Week, which took place in Stockholm from August 31 to September 5. Read More

Ohio University has added a new bachelor of science degree program in energy engineering (EnE) to begin in fall 2014. Applications are currently being accepted. “Energy is considered one of the grand challenges for engineering and touches each of our lives, so we need to do the best that we can to prepare future Russ College graduates to contribute to a long term sustainable energy future,” said Robe Professor Greg Kremer, chair of the department of mechanical engineering that will administer the new program. Read More

The Geography Colloquium series presents Dr. Jon Barnett of the University of Melbourne on “Climate Change and Human Security: Key Findings from the 5th Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change” on Friday, Oct. 10, from 3:05-4:30 p.m. in Walter Hall 235. Read More

International environmental politics are constantly changing, and even experts sometimes struggle to keep up with the latest developments. Since its first publication in 1995, however, Green Planet Blues: Critical Perspectives on Global Environmental Politics has been a foundational resource for understanding the scope of environmental issues. Read More

Voinovich School professor and Environmental Studies Program director Geoff Dabelko recently sat down for a Q&A with James Madison University’s student newspaper, The Breeze. Read More

Ohio University’s environmentally-focused education abroad programs offer students the chance to immerse themselves in hands-on learning experiences in a wide range of overseas settings. Four programs illustrate the diversity of locations and environmental topics students and their faculty mentors will tackle in the coming school year: Canada, Costa Rica, Scotland, and the Balkans. Read More

Caleb Hawkins is a second year Master’s of Science in Environmental Studies student at the Voinovich School. On Tuesday, Sept. 2, he gave the following speech during the 2014-2015 Voinovich School Welcome Reception. Read More

Ed Newman is a living legend in Athens, Ohio. Not only did he help initiate the City of Athens’ curbside recycling program — the state’s first — but he also transformed Ohio University’s waste management plan and inspired college sustainability programs across the U.S. and Canada. Read More

Climate change and its connections to national security have been in the news recently as prominent reports and assessments highlight a wide variety of challenges. Read More

As the director of Ohio University’s Consortium for Energy, Economics, and the Environment, Scott Miller connects faculty across the university, allowing them to work together and create ideas that affect policy here in Athens and across the country. Previously, Miller was a student in the environmental studies program at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs. Read More