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.
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Penn State students Jackie Zheng and Sarah Fetter spent the summer in Pittsburgh, not to vacation, but to gain knowledge about a future in sustainability through the City Semester program facilitated by the Penn State Center Pittsburgh.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded a three-year, $500,000 grant to researchers, including from Penn State, to design a framework for creating policies that mitigate the impacts of climate change for a more just transition to renewables, while expanding renewable energy production in the most vulnerable communities with environmental justice considerations.
As demand for solar energy rises around the world, scientists are working to improve the performance of solar devices — important if the technology is to compete with traditional fuels. But researchers face theoretical limits on how efficient they can make solar cells.
Emily Rosenman, an assistant professor of geography, was a recent guest on the Growinng Impact podcast, where she discusses her seed grant project, "Energy Retrofit Policy and Programs in Low-Income Housing Markets: Implications for Energy Equity in Cleveland, Ohio."
A Penn State scientist joined a team of U.S. and Cape Verde researchers and students that formulated a way to assist local fishermen in impoverished communities affected by climate change in Praia, Cape Verde.
The emerging Penn State Water Consortium announced personnel updates to the Penn State Water Council and the addition of a director of research.
A new process for creating thermally regenerative ammonia batteries improves their stability and affordability and may help address the country’s growing grid-scale energy storage problem, according to a team led by Penn State researchers.
Small farms and home gardens where landholders raise multiple species of culturally important crops can have a significant impact when it comes to meeting the United Nations’ goal to end global hunger and malnutrition, according to an international team of researchers.
Twenty-eight experts from various fields participated as panelists and presenters at the 2022 Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Workshop, jointly hosted by the Penn State Center for Security Research and Education (CSRE); Center for Energy Law and Policy; and the Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Science.
For several Penn State students taking a course on marine biogeochemistry, the coastal waters of the Florida Keys became an extension of their laboratory.