Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass to create new renewable energy chair position

By Benjamin Zifkin

September 15, 2014

Filed under Campus News, Env. & Tech., Environment, News, Science & Technology, Scrolling Headlines

The University of Massachusetts will receive $2.5 million from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) to create a new endowed chair at the University’s College of Engineering. The funding will be matched by...

UMass professor to design agricultural systems in Himalayas

By Aishwarya Vishwanath

April 3, 2014

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Carey Clouse, an Assistant Professor of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at University of Massachusetts, has been awarded a Fulbright Flex Award to conduct research and prepare sustainable high-altitude agricultural systems...

UMass geologist, Amherst attorney talk fracking in Sunderland

By David Barnstone

October 17, 2013

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Sixty-eight percent of the electricity generated in Massachusetts in 2011 came from natural gas, yet none of that gas was produced here. The natural gas used to keep the lights on and power mobile devices is piped in from ot...

Biochar: A solution to climate change, soil fertility and energy production

By Gavin Portwood

September 26, 2013

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Biochar has made waves in academic and agricultural circles within the past decade as a solution to climate change, soil fertility and energy production. Biochar is created from biomass through a process called pyrolysis – high te...

Annie Leonard addresses students on Earth Day

By Erin Wolosz

April 23, 2013

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An Earth Day packed full of activities on campus came to a close Monday night, with a keynote address from filmmaker and environmental activist Annie Leonard. Leonard, whose film “The Story of Stuff” has reached over 20 million views and has...

UMass students protest Keystone pipeline in capital

By Patrick Hoff

February 28, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Env. & Tech., Environment, Local News, Miscellaneous, News, Politics

Over 40,000 protesters flooded the United States capital on Feb.17 in an effort to alert President Barack Obama to the potential repercussions that approving the Keystone XL pipeline could have on the future of the country and climat...