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President Eric Barron has created the Carbon Emissions Reduction Task Force to reconsider Penn State's greenhouse gas emissions goal of reducing greenhouse gas outputs to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050 with a view toward setting a more aggressive target as well as a revised timeframe.
All of the data produced or used in 2020 was estimated to be about 59 zettabytes, each of which equals a billion terabytes. If each terabyte represents a mile, 59 zettabytes would allow for almost 10 full round trips from Earth to Pluto.
Graphene, hexagonally arranged carbon atoms in a single layer with superior pliability and high conductivity, could advance flexible electronics according to a Penn State-led international research team.
The Institutes of Energy and the Environment, through its Health and the Environment thematic area, is inviting members of the Penn State research community to participate in a series of four workshops on topics related to health and the built environment.
A new family of materials that could result in improved digital information storage and uses less energy may be possible thanks to a team of Penn State researchers who demonstrated ferroelectricity in magnesium-substituted zinc oxide.
The Fall 2021 EESI EarthTalks series, "Fire in the Earth System," will address humanity's long relationship with fire, how humans and climate create conditions conducive to megafires, and how policy makers and land managers can address the fire problem.
The Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) Museum & Art Gallery has secured the fourth in a series of grants totaling $450,000 from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, which will be used to continue the effort to securely store some of the museum's collections.
The Earth System Science Center has announced the lineup for its fall 2021 climate dynamics seminar series. The series will focus on the science and sociology of climate change. The seminars take place from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in 529 Walker Building.
As climate change continues to cause higher temperatures, rising sea levels and more, humans will be subjected to a harsher environment and worsening natural disasters.
Kimberly Lau, assistant professor of geosciences and an associate in Penn State's Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, received the Pre-tenure Excellence Award from the Geobiology and Geomicrobiology Division of the Geological Society of America.