Sustainability is a strategic initiative in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. Below are the most current stories showcasing our college's sustainability efforts.
David Bowman, professor of pyrogeography and fire science at the University of Tasmania, will deliver a talk titled "Viewing the 2019-2020 Australian bushfire crisis through a pyrogeographic lens" at 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 4.
Alejandra Domic, postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Geosciences at Penn State, will deliver a talk titled "Holocene fire history in South America: responses to climate change and human activities" at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11.
Prior to her internship with Penn State's Office of Investment Management, Morgan Keim, a Dalmatia, Pennsylvania, native and senior at Penn State did not know what her future held. After her remote internship experience this summer, that is no longer the case.
In 2020, the U.S. experienced a record number of billion-dollar disaster events, with damages totaling approximately $95 billion. It was the sixth consecutive year the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recorded at least 10 such events.
The ways Penn State is addressing global climate change will be discussed during the eighth season premiere of President Eric Barron's monthly WPSU show, "Digging Deeper," on Sunday, Sept. 26.
Rebecca Bliege Bird, professor of anthropology at Penn State, will deliver a talk titled "Indigenous fire regimes and their ecosystem services under climate change" at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27.
David McWethy, assistant research professor at Montana State University, will discuss climate-human-fire interactions and feedbacks in temperate ecosystems during a talk at 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 20.
Previous fires may hold the key to predicting and reducing the severity of future wildfires in the western United States as fire activity continues to increase, according to researchers from Penn State and the U.S. Forest Service.
Jessica Thompson, assistant professor of anthropology at Yale University, will discuss the early evolution of fire-human relationships during a talk at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13.
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.