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The Enduring Hope of Conservation: An Interview With Dr. Alex Dehgan

By Jack Knudson Conservationist Alex Dehgan set out for Afghanistan in 2006 with an ambitious goal: to help establish what would eventually become the country’s first national park, Band-e Amir National Park. During his time there, Dehgan discovered a rich history, stunning environments and a host of animal species worth saving.  Before traveling to Afghanistan, Dehgan questioned why certain species go extinct while others survive … Continue reading The Enduring Hope of Conservation: An Interview With Dr. Alex Dehgan

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Turning Pollution Into Paint

By Katelyn Rousch True Pigments developed a business model to revive the mine-crippled red creeks of southeastern Ohio. Community members have described the upwellings from old pump stations in Appalachia as everything from “tomato soup” to “orange kool-aid,” but the acid mine drainage, or AMD, is as drinkable as blood. The Truetown discharge, one of the worst sites in Ohio, bleeds iron-filled water too acidic … Continue reading Turning Pollution Into Paint

The Revolution Generation Film Review

By Eren Crebs Millennials are the hero generation.  No, seriously. That’s what Neil Howe and William Strauss, demographers and authors of the book “Generations,” claim in the movie “The Revolution Generation,” which kicked off Ohio University’s Sustainability Series for the 2022-2023 school year.  Howe and Strauss explained the cyclical nature of generational experiences that fall into four main archetypes: the “hero,” the “artist,” the “prophet” … Continue reading The Revolution Generation Film Review

Confetti that Cares

By Emma Stefanick Confetti. Something so small and trivial that, for many, it goes unnoticed. But year in and year out, confetti makes its appearance on Ohio University’s campus.  For Era Bakia, a fourth-year student studying biology, confetti popped into the forefront of her mind after she began working for Ohio University Grounds Services. She noticed that there was a drastic influx of confetti litter … Continue reading Confetti that Cares

Rerouting the Hocking River: Did the River Take a Turn for the Worse

By Ellie Shanklin In 1968, 13-year-old Tebes Caul and his older brother were told by their father, “By no means do you go anywhere close to the floodwaters.” Disobeying this command, the two brothers playfully trudged through four-foot-deep water near their home in Athens, Ohio. They brought along their water-loving German shepard for a swim in the floodwaters of Richland Avenue.  “It was a bad … Continue reading Rerouting the Hocking River: Did the River Take a Turn for the Worse