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Pete Smith on 'Managing the Local Land Resource', Dec 16


Pete Smith, University of Aberdeen (Scotland, UK), will speak on Saturday, Deceber 16 at 10:00 a.m. The lecture, entitled “Managing the Local Land Resource”, will be held at the Energy and the Environment Laboratory.

New Report: Resilience to a Changing Climate in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed


Penn State researchers, Klaus Keller and Robert Nicholas, collaborate with the RAND Corporation and Johns Hopkins University on a report which synthesizes discussions with stakeholders on resilience and adaptation to a changing climate in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Colloquium on the Environment with Paul Hawken, Nov 14


Paul Hawken will be the keynote speaker for the 2017 Colloquium on the Environment. Hawken will speak on Tuesday, November 14 at 5:00 p.m. at The State Theatre on “Drawdown, The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming.” Immediately following Paul Hawken’s presentation, there will be a reception in the Hintz Family Alumni Center. The event is free and open to the public, but please register on the event website.

'Virtual farm' website provides a plethora of dairy sustainability information


Changing weather patterns pose significant challenges for modern dairy farmers — excessive hot or cold temperatures, drought and humidity can have a detrimental effect on cows’ health, which ultimately can lead to decreased milk production. Now, those farmers can see sustainability principles in action with just a few mouse clicks, thanks to an interactive “virtual farm” website developed by researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Penn State Extension, in partnership with the project’s lead, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Cornell University and the Dairy Innovation Center.