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Spotlights

The partnership with Mahoning Creek Hydroelectric Facility also provides educational opportunities for students

The scope and effect of methane gas emissions related to shale gas production will be discussed in a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension's Marcellus Education Team on Dec 11.

The webinar, titled "What We Know and Don't Know about Methane Emissions Associated with Shale Gas Production," will be presented at 1 p.m. by Kenneth Davis, professor of meteorology at Penn State.

Less than a mile from the edge of the bustling Penn State University campus lies 600 acres of cropland and forests crisscrossed with irrigation pipes. The water being pumped out of these pipes isn’t channeled from a river or a well. Instead, over 500 million gallons of treated wastewater from the campus is discharged at this site every year.

Do you get tired of having a dirty car during the winter months?

Net zero energy systems utilize renewable resources — including wind, solar and geothermal power — to recycle the energy it needs to function.

As a result, net zero communities reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and achieve independence from the traditional energy grid.

UNIVERSITY PARK When the humanitarian engineering and social entrepreneurship program at Penn State created what it thought was the perfect technology to aid farmers in Africa, all it needed was the right partner to help promote it.