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Climate impacts could put major fishery, food security at risk in East Africa


Climate change could put a major fishery — and the millions of people who depend on it — at risk in one of the world’s most vulnerable regions, according to researchers. “Fisheries are important to... read more

Simpler models may be better for determining some climate risk


Typically, computer models of climate become more and more complex as researchers strive to capture more details of our Earth's system, but according to a team of Penn State researchers, to assess... read more

Fossil carbon burned by asteroid impact contributed to dinosaur extinction


An asteroid impact 66 million years ago may have released trillions of pounds of partially burned fossil carbon into Earth’s upper atmosphere as a cloud of black soot, significantly contributing to... read more

After an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, ocean microbes helped life rebound


By Katherine KorneiSep. 15, 2020 , 11:50 AM Never underestimate pond scum. The asteroid impact that killed most of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago also created conditions for ocean microbes to... read more

Students work to educate Pennsylvanians about benefits of renewable energy


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State students are working virtually on the Pennsylvania Solar Center’s Renew PA Works campaign in an effort to educate Pennsylvanians about the benefits of renewable... read more