Evaluating Wastewater Reuse with the “Living Filter”
December 11, 2014
Penn State's “Living Filter” is a wastewater reuse system started as a research initiative in the 1960s. A recent study by graduate student Emily Woodward and colleagues at Penn State aimed to determine whether estrogen hormones in the wastewater used for irrigation were accumulating in the soil profile.
Mont Alto Forestry Students Conquer 135-foot Yellow Poplar in 'Big Tree Climb'
December 9, 2014
On Dec. 5, Penn State Mont Alto forestry students climbed a 135-foot yellow poplar on the Penn State Mont Alto campus in a 20-year annual exercise of forest technology instructor Craig Houghton’s arboriculture class.
Safe to Drink: App Helps Solve Water Problems
December 9, 2014
"Other than Alaska, Pennsylvania is the only state in the nation that doesn't regulate its private water systems. With no regulatory framework to protect these water supplies, it can be a lot for someone just buying a house to manage. Extension has become one of the few unbiased, research-based resources to help meet the water needs of Pennsylvania's large, rural population," said Bryan Swistock, a Penn State Extension water resources educator.
Penn State is a Sustainable State
November 24, 2014
Penn State is becoming quite the sustainable state. The University is making some major strides in sustainability through programs for staff, students and the community. Judd Michael, professor of sustainable enterprises, leads one of those programs.
Insights into Deer Movement Offered on Research Website
November 6, 2014
Two years into a study of factors influencing forest regeneration in Pennsylvania, researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are offering never-before-seen insights into deer movement.