Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass geologist, Amherst attorney talk fracking in Sunderland

By David Barnstone

October 17, 2013

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

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...

Zipcar aims to better student life on campus

By Carrie Bresnahan

September 19, 2013

Having a car on campus can be expensive. The hourly rental car-sharing service Zipcar, however, has arrived on campus to aid students who require a car for their everyday lives. This fall, the University of Massachusetts i...