Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass to create new renewable energy chair position

By Benjamin Zifkin

September 14, 2014

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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 2, 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...