Athens Is Looking Toward the Future

by Anna Birk The beginning of the academic year not only means an influx of students in Athens, but also a higher output of waste. Water waste and trash waste are two main issues contributing to pollution in the city of Athens. To tackle this issue head-on, the United States Environmental Protection Agency passed the Pollution Prevention Act in 1990. This was intended to combat … Continue reading Athens Is Looking Toward the Future

Vernal Pools at Ohio University

by Morgan Spehar A short hike away from the observatory, down a trail so overgrown it is hard to see where the path begins, lie two basins of receding water, surrounded by rings of cracked mud with lush plant life growing throughout. At first glance, they look like naturally occurring ponds, but upon further inspection there seem to be less natural looking hills and troughs … Continue reading Vernal Pools at Ohio University