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EarthTalks: Richard Alley discusses collapsing ice sheets, coastal communities

Richard Alley, Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences, will discuss how human-caused global warming is affecting ice sheets and impacting coastal communities at the next EarthTalks seminar at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in 112 Walker Building. 

Forest soils release more carbon dioxide than expected in rainy season

Current carbon cycle models may underestimate the amount of carbon dioxide released from the soil during rainy seasons in temperate forests like those found in the northeast United States, according to Penn State researchers.

New WPSU podcast highlights Penn State researchers' work, community impact

A new podcast that highlights the work of Penn State researchers and how their findings impact communities near and far is now available through central Pennsylvania's public media station.

Sediment loading key to predicting post-wildfire debris flows 59

The mudslides that follow wildfires in Southern California can be deadly and difficult to predict. New research can help officials identify areas prone to these mudslides and respond before disaster occurs, according to scientists.

EarthTalks explores societal impacts of origin of life and space sciences

Chris House, professor of geosciences at Penn State, will share several origin of life and space science research discoveries and their societal impacts at the next EarthTalks seminar at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, in 112 Walker Building at University Park. 

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.