New Center of Microbiome Science is in the works at Ohio State

February 28, 2020
The zone where soil and plant roots meet is rich with microbes that influence plant growth and health.

Himalayan glacier shows evidence of start of Industrial Revolution

February 10, 2020
High altitude porters descending equipment and ice cores from the Dasuopu ice core drilling site. Photo credit: Vladimir Mikhalenko

Lonnie Thompson one of the Columbus 'True Originals'

February 4, 2020
Lonnie Thompson seated with 10 other True Originals

Lonnie G. Thompson, a paleoclimatologist, joins poet and author Hanif Abdurraqib, art and music producers Jack and Zoe Johnstone, and artists Jackie Calderone and Robert Post to be honored by the Columbus Foundation through its True Originals program.

Killer heat: US cities plan for coming heatwaves

December 17, 2019
Aerial view of downtown Columbus along the Scioto River

When heatwaves hammered US cities this summer - one of the hottest summers in recorded history - some city governments had a plan in place. Philadelphia’s plan sent homeless outreach teams to distribute water and bring people to cooling centers.