Environment


June 23, 2013

Threats to vulnerable and endangered species are well recognized. As humans continue to move into ecosystems that are home to a variety of...

field runoff after a storm
June 12, 2013

No-till management practices can reduce soil erosion, but evidence suggests they can also lead to increased runoff of dissolved phosphorus from...

May 15, 2013

Upon approaching land after sailing the South Pacific Ocean, visitors to Easter Island are greeted by enormous statues. The statues, called moai...

April 21, 2013

Driving through western Wisconsin, you might come across the small town of Coon Valley. With its contour plowing, strip crops and woodlots, and...

January 30, 2013

Veterinary antibiotics are important tools for treating disease in livestock animals. But the antibiotics can present challenges when they find...

January 09, 2013

With climate change at the top of the world agenda and increasing evidence that arctic soils will play a big role in global warming, it appears...

December 06, 2012

It’s well known how bacteria exposed to antibiotics for long periods will find ways to resist the drugs—by quickly pumping them out...

November 19, 2012

The recent drought experienced throughout much of the United States has many similarities to the conditions during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s....

September 12, 2012

As drilling for natural gas in deep shale rock continues to expand in Pennsylvania, researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural...

July 17, 2012

Across the western United States, deserts creep outward in all directions.  Dry winds shuttle clouds of sand across the landscape, leading...