Ten Penn State students have been selected as College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society 2014 Internship Award winners. The award, which includes a $940 stipend, was established to encourage students to participate in a credit or noncredit educational internship program that relates to their field of study.
Shale development continues to benefit the entire Commonwealth – our economy, workers, small businesses, consumers, air quality, as well as our region’s manufacturing base. It’s also increasingly clear that these benefits are reaching each and every county, including southeastern Pennsylvania. more»
The Department of Health will provide free potassium iodide, or KI, November 20 to Pennsylvanians who currently have tablets with a December 2014 expiration date who live within 10-miles of one of the state’s five nuclear power plants. more»
The financial impact of a food product developed by a team of Penn State food science students will have a much longer shelf life than the product itself, thanks to an anonymous investor who bought the rights to potentially produce it. more»
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s President, Shannon Reiter, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful. As a Director, Reiter will represent the interests of KAB’s powerful network of community-based affiliates, particularly its State Leaders Council. more»
The Outdoor Classroom environmental education center has updated its Fall schedule of teacher education programs, including Project WILD, Project WET and others, at its Pittsburgh facility. Click Here for a full schedule of upcoming events.
The Department of Environmental Protection Wednesday announced it has revised its Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) final rulemaking to impose more stringent requirements than originally proposed in April to improve air quality, while still protecting grid reliability.The rulemaking establishes additional requirements for existing major stationary sources of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and more»
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA is sponsoring tree plantings in Dauphin and Lancaster counties and a special film screen of Water Blues, Green Solutions at the Midtown Cinema in Harrisburg, according to Kate Austin, PA Grassroots Field Specialist, CBF-PA. more»
The PA Resources Council would like to thank all of our sponsors, partner organizations, volunteers, and contractors for making the 2014 Hard to Recycle Collections the most successful in the program's 10+ year history!PRC was excited and amazed by the response from the general public this year. more»
The PA Resources Council and its partners will host an electronics recycling collection event in Lansdowne Borough, Delaware County on November 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Click Here for all the details.
Teachers, students and school support staff and partners in the tri-state region are invited to attend a free workshop on December 2 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Grey Towers National Historic Site in Milford, Monroe County. Project Learning Tree’s GreenSchools! more»
Natural Lands Trust announced recently the conservation of Laurel Hill, a 211-acre property in Newlin Township, Chester County. With towering oaks, maples, and tuliptrees overhead—a riot of color with their autumn-tinted foliage—and the cold, clear waters of Briar Run beneath, Laurel Hill is a sylvan paradise. more»
The Berks County Conservation District is seeking candidates for an Urban Resource Conservationist position.The position is responsible for processing of NPDES Permits, reviewing project erosion and sediment control plans as per the Department of Environmental Protection guidelines. more»
Professor Emeritus Phil Keeney has been intimately linked with Penn State's Department of Food Science since its establishment in 1975. Now, an anonymous $1 million gift will ensure that his name is connected to the department's programs in perpetuity.
Where in the world can you network with professional leaders in the food industry, visit the headquarters of numerous food-manufacturing plants and learn how to make a McDonald's Big Mac? That place would be the Agriculture Future of America Food Institute in Chicago.
The Pennsylvania Resources Council – the Commonwealth’s oldest grassroots non-profit environmental organization – is celebrating its 75th anniversary of protecting Pennsylvania’s environment at its annual dinner being held on November 13 at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia. more»
The Department of Public Welfare Monday kicked off the start of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) application process for the 2014-15 season.LIHEAP provides assistance for home heating bills to keep low-income Pennsylvanians warm and safe during the winter months. more»
Feeding honey bees a natural diet of pollen makes them significantly more resistant to pesticides than feeding them an artificial diet, according to a team of researchers, who also found that pesticide exposure causes changes in expression of genes that are sensitive to diet and nutrition.
Researchers with the Duke University Energy Initiative studied how oil and gas production generated revenue for local governments, looking at four key methods in eight states active in shale development.