CLIMA brings together scholars to catalyze transformative, integrated research on climate change, mitigation, adaptation, and decision making that transcends disciplinary boundaries and advances real-world climate risk management.


Researchers evaluate studies supporting state subsidies for nuclear plants


A team of Penn State researchers examined the set of studies that has been used in legislative discussions to provide evidence in support of subsidy programs for nuclear plants. To inform the public debate in the Northeastern and mid-Atlantic states, the team of researchers analyzed previously released reports and offered a critical assessment from the perspective of economic theory and engineering fundamentals.

Now accepting applications for three new postdoctoral positions


The Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) is currently accepting applications for three new postdoctoral scholar positions.

NSF funds $3 million graduate training program focused on Food-Energy-Water


The NSF-funded project, “Landscape-U, Impactful partnerships among graduate students and managers for regenerative landscape design,” focuses on societal issues around food, energy and water in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and globally. The new graduate program that will train students to find solutions to real-world problems facing Food-Energy-Water (FEW) systems.

Penn State students help create affordable, sustainable housing in State College


GreenBuild, a collaborative project with the State College Community Land Trust, is is awarded U.S. Green Building Council Central PA Chapter Leadership award for the construction of affordable, energy-efficient homes for two State College families.

Study: US oil and gas methane emissions have been dramatically underestimated


CLIMA researcher, Kenneth Davis, participates in a recent study, conducted by the Environmental Defense Fund and 15 partner universities, which asserts that methane emissions from oil and gas production are likely 63 percent higher than what the Environmental Protection Agency has reported.