Today, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first-ever, federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants, the largest single source of global warming pollution in America. PennEnvironment enthusiastically applauded the proposed limits, which once finalized will be the largest step the U.S. has taken to combat global warming.
Davitt Woodwell, Executive Vice President for PA Environmental Council, issued the following statement Monday on state budget negotiations and the potential for a severance tax on natural gas development.“Many legislators in the General Assembly are introducing new legislation that would enact a severance tax on natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania, and with it, more»
A Penn State alumnus and his wife have endowed a new scholarship in support of students in the College of Agricultural Sciences with demonstrated need. Wayne and Marian Martenas, of Lititz, Pa., provided a $50,000 gift to create the Martenas Family Trustee Scholarship. First preference for funds will go to students majoring in Biological Engineering.
Schools might soon be letting out, but educators and others who work with youth have a chance to continue their learning through wildlife-focused workshops.Formal educators and nonformal educators such as Scout leaders, afterschool educators and youth-group leaders are welcome to attend these workshops.Project WILD aims to provide a wildlife-based conservation education that fosters responsible ac more»
On June 7 ten high school students from communities throughout the headwaters of the Schuylkill River to its terminus in Philadelphia will embark on a weeklong expedition throughout the 2,000-square-mile Schuylkill River watershed. more»
Outdoor recreation areas across Pennsylvania will be hosting special events and activities during June as part of a statewide Get Outdoors Month observance, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti said Thursday."The Get Outdoors Month celebration gives our bureaus of state parks and forestry, as well as other outdoor rec more»
Female mice deprived of dietary zinc for a relatively short time before conception experienced fertility and pregnancy problems and had smaller, less-developed fetuses than mice that ingested zinc during the same times, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Students of Penncrest High School in Delaware County walked off with first-place honors after competing May 20 and 21 in the 31st Pennsylvania State Envirothon at Susquehanna University and PPL Montour Preserve.The 2014 state champions scored 522.33 points of a possible 600 while competing this year with student teams from 64 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties more»
In an effort to promote the reclamation of former coal mining sites across the Commonwealth, Reps. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) and Jaret Gibbons (D-Lawrence) Wednesday announced the introduction of House Bill 2265 creating a Waste Coal Energy and Reclamation Tax Credit. more»