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Marcellus Shale Research Network to track shale region's water quality


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Development of a database that will be able to track potential impacts of Marcellus Shale activity on water quality is the focus of a new $750,000 research collaboration led... read more

Leader in Polar Ice Studies Receives Prestigious Heinz Award


Penn State University Professor, Dr. Richard Alley, Discovered Massive Climate Shifts Can Happen Abruptly   PITTSBURGH, September 13, 2011 − Teresa Heinz and the Heinz Family Foundation today... read more

Alley to Received first Schneider Award


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Richard B. Alley, Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences at Penn State, will be the first recipient of the Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication... read more

WRPS Records Virginia Earthquake


Virginia Magnitude 5.9 Earthquake, Origin time 17:51:03 UTC, August 23, 2011 Ground Motion recorded on seismic station at Penn State, University Park Campus (Deike Bldg) BHZ=vertical ground motion;... read more

Brantley Honored with Arthur L. Day Medal


Susan Brantley, director of the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, is the recipient of the 2011 Arthur L. Day Medal from the Geological Society of America (GSA). The award recognizes... read more