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November 9, 2022

Sustainable, circular economy of plastic

"Plastic is not the enemy." This statement may seem unpopular considering the news surrounding plastic pollution, but what if plastic was better managed?

Getting to 'net-zero' emissions 

Major energy company leaders reveal a lack of pressure from regulators or investors and a belief that fossil fuel use will continue for years to come.

Studying the impacts of land abandonment

Researchers received a $1.5 million NSF grant to study actual and perceived impacts of land abandonment on the sustainability of soil and water resources.

Equitable urban heat management

A NASA-funded project seeks to incorporate the science of urban heat — its causes, solutions, and impacts on vulnerable communities — into community planning and policymaking.
IEE's 2023 Seed Grant Program is accepting proposals now. The program is intended to foster basic and applied research on strategic interdisciplinary topics that leverage faculty expertise across the University. Proposals are due by November 28, 2022, by 5pm, EST.
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Event Highlights

Special Soil and Atmospheric Science Seminars
Nov. 11, 2022
Experimental Observations on Processing Leather, Skin, and Parchment for Radiocarbon Dating
Nov. 16, 2022
“Earth Archives: Stories of Human Impact” Exhibition
Through Nov. 22, 2022
2022 Embodied Carbon Symposium
Nov. 28–29, 2022

Opportunities

Tenure-Line Climate Faculty Cluster
Open Positions
Environmental Neurotoxicity Tenure Track Faculty Position
Open Position
Environmental Research and Education Foundation: General RFP
Deadline: Nov. 21, 2022
The Penn State-Taipei Tech Collaborative Seed Grant Program 2023
Deadline: Dec. 31, 2022
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