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The Chesapeake Bay is a ‘sink’ for plastic pollution

— posted on Oct 15, 2021 09:44 AM

The vast majority of plastic pollution that makes its way into the rivers of the Chesapeake Bay stays in and along local waters and is not, as researchers put it, “exported” to the ocean.

Ethane proxies for methane in oil and gas emissions

— posted on Jun 24, 2021 12:10 PM

Measuring ethane in the atmosphere shows that the amounts of methane going into the atmosphere from oil and gas wells and contributing to greenhouse warming is higher than suggested by the U.S. EPA.

Michael Mann receives World Sustainability Award

— posted on Sep 17, 2020 03:54 PM

Michael E. Mann, distinguished professor of atmospheric sciences and director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State, will share the 2020 World Sustainability Award with Antonella Santuccione Chadha.