Lauren McPhillips, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Penn State, will provide insights into the effectiveness of green infrastructure solutions in New York and Pennsylvania during a talk at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 1.
Adam Sobel, professor of applied physics and applied mathematics, and of Earth and environmental science at Columbia University, will discuss the responsibility of climate scientists during EarthTalks at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 28.
Oxygen levels in the atmosphere during the mid-Proterozoic -- about 1.4 billion years ago -- were higher than previously thought, according to an international team of researchers who looked at oxygen combined with sulfur to determine that previous numbers were probably lower limits, not maximums.
Stephanie Pincetl, professor and founding director of the California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA, will discuss just transitions to renewable energy sources at the annual E. Willard Miller Endowed Lecture at 4 p.m. Friday, March 25.
Catherine Kling, Tisch University Professor and director of the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future at Cornell University, will present a new model of nutrient pollution assessment that considers its social costs and could reshape the way the U.S. handles water quality issues.
A challenge in materials design is that in both natural and manmade materials, volume sometimes decreases, or increases, with increasing temperature.
Sylvia Neely, co-leader of State College's chapter of the Citizens' Climate Lobby, will discuss options for pricing carbon, why a carbon fee and dividend policy would be effective, and the political and foreign policy implications in a talk at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 21.
A large, open-access visual leaf library developed by a Penn State-led team provides a new resource to help scientists recognize and classify leaves.
Forested areas can help communities that rely on wild foods to diversify their diets and meet their nutritional needs, according to researchers who found direct links between deforestation and reduced fruit and vegetable consumption in rural Tanzania.
Jennifer L. Fluri, professor and chair of the Department of Geography at the University of Colorado, Boulder and a Penn State alumnus, will examine efforts in Afghanistan focused on increasing women's rights during a talk at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 18.