Agriculture and Environment Center

The center is a focal point for cross-disciplinary research and outreach on air and water quality, soil conservation, invasive species, climate change and other environmental issues of consequence to agriculture.

Agriculture and Environment Center News

Could Radon Be Present in Your Well Water?
June 19, 2017
Radon is a tasteless, colorless, odorless gas that comes from the natural breakdown of radioactive uranium in the ground. Radon can get into the air you breathe indoors and into the water you drink, and can also be found in small amounts in outdoor air.
World Environment Day: What Does The Future Hold For Earth's Ecosystems?
June 19, 2017
How healthy will Earth's ecosystems be in 2027, 2067 and beyond? It's an important question to ask, especially on World Environment Day, June 5.
DEP Secretary: House Republican Budget Proposal Puts Public Health at Risk - Proposed cuts would affect air and drinking water quality
June 19, 2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) warns that cuts to environmental and public health programs in the proposed budget from House Republicans could put air and water quality at risk. In a letter to the chairmen of the House and Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committees, Secretary Patrick McDonnell outlined six key ways the proposed budget would impact public health, safety, and economic development.
How exactly does water get to homes?
June 19, 2017
Research shows wide knowledge gaps about how water infrastructure works. Many Americans don't know how clean water gets to their homes and especially what happens after wastewater is flushed away, knowledge that is vital in confronting challenges including droughts and failing infrastructure that can lead to contamination.
Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Certification Training To Be Offered In Lancaster City
June 19, 2017
The City of Lancaster will host the 2017 Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) certification Level 1 training on July 24-25. CBLP is a new, voluntary, regional credential for professionals who design, install, and maintain sustainable landscapes in the Bay watershed.