2015 News

Cold: Elite February

— posted on Feb 23, 2015 12:27 PM

February cold is nothing new – we’d like to say this would be a bigger story if this were happening in July – but the intensity of this late-month cold is somewhere between unusual and rare.

Feverish times for climate change analyses in Virginia

— posted on Feb 05, 2015 05:04 PM

Using information gleaned from geologic data from the past 20,000 years, scientists from Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) will apply new methods to provide a better understanding of the past and current behavior of Antarctic ice sheets.

Shirer honored with Hendrick Award for service to adult learners

— posted on Apr 17, 2015 11:50 AM

Hampton N. Shirer, associate dean for education in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), has been honored with the 2015 Shirley Hendrick Award, presented by the Penn State Commission for Adult Learners for service to adult learners.

Airborne lab seeks fracking leaks

— posted on Jul 07, 2015 03:03 PM

MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. - The inside of the Twin Otter airplane was turned into a flying laboratory, crammed with racks of computer equipment and an array of suitcase-sized plastic containers