The process of collecting and packing meat is producing carbon emissions that are contributing to global warming, and scientists are searching for alternatives to stop the problem.
According to the UMass Office of Waste Management, the campus processes approximately 5,954 tons of recyclable waste per year. Some 55 percent of the waste generated at UMass is recycled here.
Green housing development may have the construction and real estate industries buzzing with abundant promise for a more eco-friendly, and profitable, future.
There are approximately 14,000 registered cars at UMass, contributing to greenhouse gases, and the PVTA’s ultra low sulfur diesel buses may help reduce
Two University of Massachusetts professors recently were
awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and
Engineers, and offer advice for undergrads.
Professor Lawrence Schwartz has been named the the first Eugene M. and Ronnie Isenberg Professor of Integrative Science.
The University of Massachusetts was recently awarded the Governor’s “Leading by Example” prize for taking steps to reduce its carbon emissions footprint.
Kevin Knobloch, president of the Union of Concerned Scientists, spoke to an audience on Oct. 18 with his lecture “Climate Change: Profiles in Paralysis,” warning the crowd that more directed action needs to be taken against global warming.
The new program offered by the College of Natural Science gives 18 freshmen this semester a chance to work one-on-one with select faculty members.
The newly-established North American BioElectric System Meeting series at UMass covers new breakthroughs with bioelectric microbiology and related subjects.
The recent 2010 Biocontrol for Nature Conference discussed the epidemic of invasive flora taking over environments, and what can be done to stop them.
Queen’s University Professor John Smol discussed the world’s industrial footprint on the environment in a Monday lecture.
In August, Ross Miller, a University of Massachusetts graduate student and Ph.D. candidate, received the Young Scientist Pre-Doctoral Award from the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB). The award was presented to Miller at the 34th Annual ASB Meeting in Providence, R.I.
Assistant Professor Christopher Condit and team of NASA astronauts in training explore the heavens on earth
UMass geology professor Christopher Condit worked with NASA on its Desert Rats (DRATS) program last summer simulating conditions on the moon and Mars north of Flagstaff, Arizona.
University of Massachusetts physicist Laura Cadonati has received a $700,000 grant from the NSF to study ancience raves of sound reverberating through space since the Big Bang.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has partnered with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service out of Hadley to create a new, one-of-a-kind graduate program in ecohydrology and fish passage engineering this fall.
An assistant professor in the Geosciences Department at the University of Massachusetts went on an excursion to South Dakota this summer to examine a defunct gold mine for its research potential.