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Researchers measure post-fire carbon emissions in Yosemite National Park.
Forest carbon still plentiful post-wildfire after century of fire exclusion
08/13/2019

Forests in Yosemite National Park hold more carbon today than they did 120 years ago despite burning in a severe wildfire in 2013, according to a Penn State-led team of researchers.


EnvironMentors at Penn State
Faculty mentors sought for the Penn State EnvironMentors program
07/31/2019

EnvironMentors at Penn State, a local chapter of a national program focused on engaging and preparing underrepresented high school students for careers in STEM fields, is looking for faculty mentors as it expands into its second year.


New IEE leaders mindful of energy, environmental challenges
New IEE leaders mindful of energy, environmental challenges
07/08/2019

Two Penn State faculty members have joined the leadership team of the Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE), including Erica Smithwick, the E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller Professor of Geography in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.


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College of Earth and Mineral Sciences announces promotions in academic rank
07/02/2019

Nine Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences tenured and tenure-line faculty members have been selected for promotions, effective July 1, 2019.


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Penn State-led Nittany Radiance team refines infrared-signal detection
06/20/2019

Every object in the universe above negative 459 degrees Fahrenheit emits a unique heat signature in the form of infrared light, or longwave radiation. Scientists use remote sensing to capture these measurements and identify objects, and now a Penn State-led research team is further developing these techniques to better identify infrared signals.