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The latest episode of Growing Impact discusses how climate change and overuse of the Colorado River have significantly decreased the volume of the fifth largest river in the U.S.
Drones flying along miles of rivers in the steep, mountainous terrain of central Taiwan and mapping the rock properties have revealed new clues about how water helps shape mountains over geological time, according to a team led by Penn State scientists.
Penn State announced a partnership with an international organization that helps workers and professionals in the energy industry pivot into new roles and careers during the transition from oil and gas to renewable sources and other alternative verticals.
When Julia Chen, a junior Schreyer Scholar studying materials science and engineering, first joined the Penn State glass research group, she thought she’d have the opportunity to learn a bit about the industry, receive mentorship from experts in the field and learn the art of glassblowing.
Penn State will host the 2024 Climate Solutions Symposium on May 14 and 15 at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center.
The latest episode of "Growing Impact" features a team of researchers that is exploring how to mitigate aviation’s climate impacts, specifically the warming effect created by contrails.
A new Penn State initiative will focus on climate change and how extreme weather events impact human health, especially in underserved populations across the globe.
Penn State Sustainability and Penn State’s Water Council will relaunch their "Soundings" water film series for 2023-24 at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, with an online screening of "Flood Bound," a film focused on community resilience in the face of flash flooding in the Appalachian region, followed by a post-film panel featuring Penn State faculty and emergency management experts from Vermont.
As the world continues to warm, Antarctica is losing ice at an increasing pace, but the loss of sea ice may lead to more snowfall over the ice sheets, partially offsetting contributions to sea level rise, according to Penn State scientists.
The latest episode of "Growing Impact" discusses landscape restoration as a potential natural climate solution for Africa.