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Ecology Institute invites University community to attend planning meetings

Penn State's Ecology Institute has announced three planning meetings, which look to collectively identify objectives and prioritize activities that the institute can pursue moving forward. 

Meteorites reveal high carbon dioxide levels on early Earth

Iron micrometeorites found in ancient soils suggest carbon dioxide made up 25 to 50 percent of Earth's atmosphere 2.7 billion years ago, and that pressure at sea level may have been lower than today, Penn State researchers said.

EarthTalks explores global warming, heat waves, and ways to curb CO2 emissions

Jim Kasting, Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences at Penn State, will discuss the science and societal impacts of human-caused global warming and solutions to curb carbon dioxide emissions, at the EarthTalks seminar at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, in 112 Walker Building.

Spring 2020 EarthTalks series presents science toward solutions

The spring 2020 EarthTalks series, "Societal Problems, EESI Science towards Solutions," features scientists from Penn State's Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) and explores the human impacts on the global environment and how to apply this knowledge to decision-making.


Field camp a rite of passage for undergraduate geosciences majors

Geosciences field camp is a rite of passage for Penn State geosciences students. This past summer, 36 students made the trek out West to investigate the geology of the intermontane western United States.


Fiber-optic cables capture thunderquake rumbles

Underground fiber-optic cables, like those that connect the world through phone and internet service, hold untapped potential for monitoring severe weather, according to scientists at Penn State.

EMS Millennium Scholar: Program shows Penn State's true diversity commitment

Penn State sophomore Angelina "Angie" Santamaria, who plans on double majoring in Earth sciences and policy and women's studies, said the Millennium Scholars program put her on a path toward success that she once thought was unattainable.

Millennium Scholars pull from program, each other to grow in STEM

For the first time, the Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences has Millennium Scholars in all class levels -- from graduating seniors to first-year students. 

Patzkowsky elected fellow of the Geological Society of America

Mark Patzkowsky, professor of geosciences in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, has been elected a 2019 fellow of the Geological Society of America.

Ancient rain gauge: New evidence links groundwater, climate changes in deep time

Changes in groundwater millions of years ago created alternating layers of vivid yellow and brown in the mineral sphalerite, and those variations align with movements in Earth's orbit that impacted climate in the deep past, Penn State scientists found.