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Carbon release to atmosphere 10 times faster than in the past


University Park, Pa. -- The rate of release of carbon into the atmosphere today is nearly 10 times as fast as during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), 55.9 million years ago, the best... read more

3D-model mimics volcanic explosions


University Park, Pa. -- A 3-D model of a volcanic explosion, based on the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington state, may enhance our understanding of how some volcanic explosions occur... read more

Anandakrishnan elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union


Professor Sridhar Anandakrishnan has been elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union.  Sridhar is known as one of the top glacial geophysicists in the world and his research has brought... read more

Heaney and Bice honored at Wilson Banquet


It was another great night for the Department at the Wilson Banquet.    Professor Peter Heaney won the Wilson Award for Excellence in Teaching.  I can’t tell you how well deserved this award is for... read more

Terry Engelder featured in Time Magazine article on gas shale.


For more than a decade, Bonnie Burnett and her husband Truman have owned a second home in the hilly farmland of Bradford County, in northeastern Pennsylvania. It was a getaway for the Burnetts (... read more