On Thursday, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity discovered 3-billion-year-old organic compounds. According to WVU Associate Professor of Geology Kathleen Benison, the newly discovered organics provide “a real possibility” of future life on Mars.
Sunday's deadly eruption of Volcan Fuego in Guatemala highlights the dangers of volcanoes and the differences between them. Unlike the relatively peaceful, if still devastating, eruption on-going on Hawai'i, yesterday's eruption of Fuego was very violent and overwhelmed the areas surrounding the volcano, including residential areas.
The West Virginia University Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design and WVU Extension Service will host a “Grateful Gathering” to dedicate the J.W. Ruby Research Farm at Reedsville and the Hazel Ruby McQuain Equine Education and Resource Center.
West Virginia University continues fulfilling its land-grant mission by helping state communities maintain their most important infrastructure—water systems. WVU’s Chapter of Engineers Without Borders recently traveled to McComas in Mercer County to conduct an assessment of an abandoned water system.
For years, a team of West Virginia University researchers has been working alongside West Virginia Division of Natural Resources to restore and protect native brook trout in the state’s watersheds. Most recently, the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design provided access to its aquaculture facilities at Reymann Memorial Farm in Wardensville, allowing DNR scientists to successfully hatch fertilized native brook trout eggs collected from breeding-sized fish. WV Division of Natural Resources will release native brook trout into an Eastern Panhandle watershed that lost its population years ago Friday (May 25).