Tipping risks call for stringent climate policy

Climate scientists have worked for years to develop predictive models, but some elements are still very uncertain for prediction. Dr. Yongyang Cai's work analyzes five major risky climate factors that could accelerate climate change and lead to irreversible and/or abrupt changes to the natural system.

Making Risky Decisions – Lessons from Australia

Following several years of severe drought in California, water supplies have recovered to the extent that state officials recently suspended statewide restrictions on water use.  During the drought, there had been repeated suggestions that hard-hit localities such as San Diego might consider investing in desalination plants.  A common response was that California should take a hard look at Australia’s…

Economic diversity and community resilience

Major disruptions can leave communities fighting for survival and restoration of normalcy. Some policymakers and academics have begun to search for mitigating measures that can strengthen the resilience of communities.

Behavioral Sciences: The Key to Our Sustainable future?

A recent Executive Order from The White House indicates that insights from the behavioral sciences “can be used to design government policies to better serve the American people.”  The order calls for executive departments and agencies to recruit behavioral…

Resilience on the Gridiron

Archie Griffin reflects on what managers can learn from football

Planetary Boundaries: Are We Consuming Too Much?

An environmental economist explains the challenge of analyzing sustainability for industrial materials

Fields of Buckeye Gold: An Ohio Rubber Crop is Coming Your Way

Ohio Agricultural Research & Development Center pioneering natural domestic rubber production

Circular Economy in Ohio: From Waste to Profit

Public and Corporate Partners Work Towards Reducing Waste as Part of Ohio By-Product Synergy Network