Bioenergy, natural resources, and environment

Growing with Compost May Protect Guam’s Water Supply

Guam relies heavily on its underground aquifer for water sources in the northern part of the island. At the University of Guam, Soil Scientist Dr. Mohammad Golabi wanted to find out whether the application of composted organic waste to crops would have any potential adverse effects on Guam’s underground aquifer.

Carbon Cycle Dynamics Within Oregon's Agricultural Landscapes

Oregon’s forests are among the highest carbon density forests in the world, and have the potential to store more.

Plastic Water Bottles May One Day Fly People Cross-Country

A research group led by Washington State University scientists has found a way to turn daily plastic waste products into jet fuel.

Stopping Malaria at its Source

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 445,000 people died of malaria in 2016—most were young children in sub-Saharan Africa. Penn State’s Matthew Thomas and an international team of researchers have developed an in-home solution aimed at preventing the spread of malaria.

Agriculture Thrives in Virginia

The network Agricultural Research and Extension Centers around Virginia help the Commonwealth’s number one industry — agriculture — thrive.

Beneficial Insects and Pollinators in Nebraska

In 2018, Nebraska Extension reached 1,475 people at five pollinator and bee-focused community events, including Lincoln Bee Fun Day, Apple Jack Festival in Nebraska City, Pollinator Palooza, Brews & Bees, and Wild Adventure at Pioneer Park.

Interdisciplinary Research Project on Water and Agriculture Launches Website

Water for Agriculture, a Penn State-led interdisciplinary research project funded by the National Institute on Food and Agriculture, has launched its own website. The project aims to address the water and agriculture issues that matter most to communities through effective stakeholder engagement.

Water Efficiency and Energy

Agriculture is the largest user of fresh water in Oklahoma, the nation and world.

Slowing the Spread of EAB in Vermont

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is an invasive insect that kills 99 percent of the North American ash trees it infects.

Ag Research Extends Beyond Crop Fields into Forests

The word “agriculture” does not usually come to mind when one thinks of forests, but perhaps it’s time that it should.