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NSF awards $11.9 million for Sustainable Climate Risk Management

— posted on Oct 12, 2012 08:41 AM

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- An interdisciplinary team of scholars received an $11.9 million award from the National Science Foundation to support the establishment of a multi-institution research network on Sustainable Climate Risk Management strategies.

Report: When it rains, state's downpours are getting worse

— posted on Sep 28, 2012 03:02 PM

Raymond Najjar, a climate scientist in Penn State's Department of Meteorology, said, "Decades of climate research have led us to the inescapable conclusion that fossil-fuel emissions make the atmosphere warmer, moister, and more prone to producing intense precipitations."