Penn State-led project aimed at reducing greenhouse gases from livestock
March 4, 2014
As greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture rise worldwide, a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is leading a new international project aimed at helping to reduce such emissions from livestock production. The $1.65 million initiative involves a consortium of researchers from nine countries whose goal is to compile scientific data and develop practices that promise to address the problem.
Student Stories: Animal Science major saves dogs in Florida
March 4, 2014
Penn State senior Kasie Hatfield has always loved animals, so she jumped at the opportunity to return to her home state of Florida last year and help rehabilitate sick, injured and aggressive dogs.
Online tutorial illustrates shale-gas drilling equipment and practices
February 28, 2014
You've seen the strange-looking trucks on the road these past few years. Maybe you've watched truck after truck head to a new shale-gas drill site in your area. But just what do they do with all that equipment? A new online presentation from Penn State Extension answers that question.
'CSI River Otters:' Animal forensics, DNA used to estimate population
February 27, 2014
The restoration of Pennsylvania's river-otter population has been, by all accounts, a great success, and a study being conducted by researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences will soon quantify the accomplishment by yielding population information.
Characterization of stink bug saliva proteins opens door to controlling pests
February 26, 2014
Brown marmorated stink bugs cause millions of dollars in crop losses across the United States because of the damage their saliva does to plant tissues. Researchers at Penn State have developed methods to extract the insect saliva and identify the major protein components, which could lead to new pest control approaches.