UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Warming that took place over thousands of years following Earth's last ice age dramatically changed vegetation on much of the planet, according to a new study.
Penn State has launched its first cancer-related Story Map, "The Story of Cancer in Central Pennsylvania." The interactive geospatial map illustrates the extent of the cancer problem in the region. It also highlights patient navigators who help people overcome barriers to cancer care and action steps to help address cancer in the community.
Mary Ellen and Tom Litzinger have established the $1.2 million Mary Ellen and Thomas A. Litzinger Endowment at Shaver's Creek through a bequest to ensure educational opportunities and a sustainable future for Shaver's Creek Environmental Center at Penn State.
Michael Mann, distinguished professor of atmospheric sciences and director of Penn State's Earth System Science Center, is the 2018 recipient of the American Geophysical Union's Climate Communication Prize.
Warren Washington became the second African-American nationwide to earn a doctoral degree in meteorology when he received his degree from Penn State in 1964, but his ties to the University extend beyond that.
The Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science's television program "Weather World" is turning 35.
Climate science is a field devoted to the study of Earth's climate in the past, present and future. Understanding the Earth's future climate is vital, and in response Penn State has established a new dual-title doctoral program in climate science.
The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME) will be hosting a research showcase, "Sustainability in Energy and Mineral Resources Engineering," from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10.
Penn State will host a panel discussion on climate change topics related to Earth observations, Earth system modeling and policy on Wednesday, Sept. 5, in the Freeman Auditorium of the HUB-Robeson Center on the University Park campus. Panel discussion will start at 6:30 p.m. followed by a question-and-answer session.
A wearable energy-harvesting device could generate energy from the swing of an arm while walking or jogging, according to a team of researchers from Penn State's Materials Research Institute and the University of Utah.