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Kent Wired

Earth Fest brings sustainability to Kent State

Joyleah Odom, Reporter April 23, 2022

Music filled the room as eager students floated between tables lined throughout the Student Center’s second floor Tuesday afternoon in celebration of Earth Month. The Office of Sustainability and the...

Kent State student brings awareness of consumer clothing habits to Undergraduate Research Symposium

Morgan Boyd Reporter May 7, 2021

As senior fashion merchandising major Rachel Caton took notice of the impact the “fast fashion” industry has had on the environment, she then began to observe how consumer behavior played a key role...

Rachel Caton is a senior fashion merchandising major and recently won first place in the fashion design and merchandising category at this year’s Undergraduate Research Symposium. Her project was about consumer clothing disposing habits and textile biodegradability.

Kent State student brings awareness of consumer clothing habits to Undergraduate Research Symposium

Morgan Boyd Reporter May 7, 2021

As senior fashion merchandising major Rachel Caton took notice of the impact the “fast fashion” industry has had on the environment, she then began to observe how consumer behavior played a key role...

2020 Graduate Caroline Henneman

Caroline Henneman, who graduated in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations, is pursuing a juris doctorate degree through the University of Cincinnati. Henneman said she looks forward...

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: A view of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters on March 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Donald Trumps proposed budget for 2018 seeks to cut the EPAs budget by 31 percent from $8.1 billion to $5.7 billion. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

EPA weakens protections for streams and wetlands

Originally Published: 23 JAN 20 08:57 ETUpdated: 23 JAN 20 13:39 ET     (CNN) -- The Trump administration is removing some federal water protections, siding with requests from industry and farm groups...

Jeff Derthick, a snow plow operator for the Ohio Department of Transportation, operates a front-end loader as he fills his truck with eight tons of rock salt and prepares for Winter Storm Harper on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. He was in the first hours of a 12-hour shift for the city of Ravenna.

Q&A: Rock salt intake at KSU, how it affects campus

Madison MacArthur January 30, 2019

In an interview with Lauren Kinsman-Costello, an assistant biology professor, KentWired explores the effects that rock salt has on and off campus.KentWired: What can you tell me about the rock salt we...

Road salt harms native organisms, plants

Paige Bennett December 5, 2018

Road salt may keep streets and sidewalks ice-free, but not without consequence.The heavy use of road salt in the winter poses threats to the environment, said Lauren Kinsman-Costello, an assistant professor...

Environmentally focused students come together for positive change

Corey Trader September 30, 2018

The Kent State Environmental Society gives students who are environmentally focused a way to actively participate in making the world a better place. The only requirement is a willingness to get down and...

Kyle Fitch

Opinion: How cortisol is controlling your day

Kyle Fitch August 30, 2017

The environment plays a role in our lives every single day.Why would things like light and air temperature cause your life to change? How can the color of a room make you smile, the music behind a conversation...

Recyclemania competition aims to cut environmental impact from colleges nationwide

Alicia Krynock February 17, 2017

Kent State is two weeks into an eight-week competition between universities to reduce waste.Recyclemania began Feb. 5 and will run until April 1. The competition features weekly contests between residence...

Are dead trees a threat?

Los Angeles Times September 5, 2016

There are now 66 million dead trees in California's forests due to several years of drought and native bark beetles, creating a "catastrophic" wildfire threat—or so claims U.S. Secretary of Agriculture...

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