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As much as 75 percent of global seed diversity in staple food crops is held and actively used by a wide range of small farmholders -- workers of less than three to seven acres -- with the rest in gene banks, according to a Penn State geographer.
In recent years, searching for renewable energy resources has become something of a treasure hunt. A group of Penn State students spent their spring break in Costa Rica learning about one of those “treasures” -- cow manure.
One of the students' main projects was to build an anaerobic digester -- or biodigester -- for a local dairy farmer.
As the price of solar energy credits in Pennsylvania continued to tumble last year, other renewable energy resources saw a boost, giving hope to some alternative energy advocates that such credits might incentivize more clean power development.
Sustainable landscaping for suburban yards will be the topic at a Penn State Brandywine lecture.
Penn State produced a video showcasing their sustainability efforts and green initiatives for their football stadium that can hold 110,000 spectator. With the GreenDrop Recycling and Composting Stations, their goal is to soon divert 50 tons if waste from landfills.