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Hurricane Dorian devastates Bahamas; scientists explain storm's unique evolution

On Sunday, Sept. 1, Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the northern Bahamas as a powerful Category 5 hurricane and stalled there for days, devastating the island nation with deadly flooding and lashing winds that reached 185 mph.

Materials science and engineering major named an Astronaut Scholar

Katelyn Kirchner, a senior from Downingtown, earned a prestigious Astronaut Scholarship earlier this year.

Two Penn State researchers join Institutes of Energy and the Environment

Penn State researchers Jose D. Fuentes, professor of meteorology, and Feifei Shi, assistant professor of energy engineering, have joined the Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE). Both are faculty members in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.

Climate conference to be livestreamed

 Research to Action: The Science of Drawdown, the conference focused on climate solutions being hosted at Penn State from Sept. 16-18, will be livestreamed online for free.

Climate conference to feature Penn State researchers Sept. 16-18

More than 20 Penn State researchers are participating in the upcoming climate solutions conference Research to Action: The Science of Drawdown.

Helping Alaskan coastal communities adjust to global warming

A $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will allow Penn State researchers to assist Alaskan coastal communities with environmental changes that threaten to irrevocably damage their way of life.

Researchers unearth cost-effective method for finding shale gas

A new method for exploring natural gas in the Marcellus Shale, developed by Penn State researchers, shows potential high yield areas can be found more easily and with lower costs.

Researchers identify five factors for better coastal risk-management strategies

A team of Penn State researchers has identified five factors that can better characterize risk management options to protect coastal populations from rising sea levels and storm surges.

Geosciences department aims to improve diversity in field with new position

A new position in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' Department of Geosciences aims to improve diversity in the field by beginning pioneering efforts at Penn State.

Researchers develop affordable, less-intensive methane detection protocol

A new testing protocol that uses existing, affordable water chemistry tests can help scientists and regulators detect sites showing evidence of new methane gas leaks caused by oil and gas drilling, according to Penn State researchers.