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Marcellus Shale gas industry and drilling updates

Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Workshop In Bradford County May 2

March 26, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection invites fleet managers, school districts, municipalities, nonprofit entities, and for-profit businesses to an Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant workshop from 10:30 a.m. more»

ReFINE Report Relies on Old, Previously Debunked Data

March 26, 2014

This week, ReFINE, a research consortium at Durham University (U.K.), published a new report focusing on the integrity of oil and gas wells, which alleges that “well leakage is an issue for shale exploitation.” As is customary with reports identi more»

Senior Environment Corps Seeking Volunteers In Clearfield County

March 26, 2014

Are you 55 years or older, live in Clearfield County and want to become involved in protecting our resources and educating the more»

CBF Supports Proposed EPA/Corps Rule Protecting Wetlands, Headwater Streams

March 25, 2014

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Vice President Kim Coble issued this statement Monday following the release of a proposed new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/Army Corps of Engineers rule designed to protect isolated wetlands and headwater streams. more»

Report: U.S. Shale Means Fewer Emissions and a Stronger Economy

March 25, 2014

A new paper from ConservAmerica, “America at a Crossroads: Powering a New American Century” highlights the environmental benefits and economic opportunities that come with continued U.S. shale development. more»

Carol Collier Joins Academy Of Natural Sciences As Senior Watershed Policy Advisor

March 25, 2014

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia Tuesday announced Carol R. Collier, an experienced leader in regional watershed management and planning, has joined the Academy as its Senior Advisor for Watershed Management and Policy. more»

Penn State's 2014 Goldwater Scholars announced

March 25, 2014

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program recently announced the complete list of winners for the 2014–15 academic year. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is a distinguished undergraduate scholarship initiative that provides up to $7,500 a year for college sophomores and juniors in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering. more»

Oil and Gas Development Fuels Local Business Boom in Eastern Ohio

March 25, 2014

Travelers heading through eastern Ohio have long noticed a lack of hotels to accommodate them during their trek through the area.  With growing shale development, however, more hotels are now opening up to accommodate workers and travelers alike.  These new hotels and campgrounds are abuzz with activity, which is providing additional growth for local economies. more»

Natural Gas Vehicle Workshop In Dauphin County April 29

March 25, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection, along with the Eastern Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Transportation, invites government, private and public fleet managers, municipalities, universities and interested parties to a natural gas vehicle, infrastructure and incentive workshop from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. more»

Oil & Gas Environmental Compliance Conference May 13-14 Pittsburgh

March 25, 2014

The Air and Waste Management Association will hold the Oil and Gas Environmental Compliance Conference in Pittsburgh on May 13-14.The two-day conference will address multi-media topics such as air quality, water use and treatment, waste disposal, spill protection, local issues, and data management challenges throughout the more»

New Duke Paper a Rehash of Previous (Debunked) Studies

March 25, 2014

Earlier this month, the Duke team published yet another report that claims shale development poses a risk to water supplies. more»

Celebrate Earth Day On April 26 With ClearWater Conservancy’s Watershed Cleanup

March 25, 2014

ClearWater Conservancy in Centre County will host its annual Watershed Cleanup Day April 26 from 8 a.m. more»

What They’re Saying: Shale a “Huge Advantage for our Region”

March 25, 2014

America’s abundant shale resources are increasingly being leveraged to power our transportation needs and as also boosting our nation’s manufacturing base. At the same time, this tightly-regulated development is spurring small business job growth and dramatically strengthening U.S. energy security all while bolstering air quality. more»

New Milestone Report: PA Continues To Reduce Pollution To Chesapeake Bay Watershed

March 24, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection Monday announced efforts to reduce pollution in Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay Watershed continue to yield progress based on the Chesapeake Bay Program annual Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model progress run results for 2013. more»

The 2014 Draft New York State Energy Plan as a Gateway Drug to Energy Literacy

March 24, 2014

We’ve published a series of posts related to the the Draft 2014 New York State Energy Plan, the Marcellus Shale and energy literacy on our Climate Change 101 blog as the posts included technical features that do not work on The Science Beneath the Surface’s platform. more»

Student Stories: Visiting Charlie Tuna, Food Science major interns at StarKist

March 24, 2014

Putting her dislike of seafood aside, sophomore Monica Caparosa jumped at the chance to intern with one of the leading seafood companies in the country. From May through July 2013, her days were filled with various tasks -- including sampling the tuna.

Extension offers field days for sheep and goat producers

March 24, 2014

Sheep and meat goat producers looking for information on how to make their livestock enterprises more profitable can take advantage of field days offered by Penn State Extension this spring.

March 26 land-use webinar to highlight cell towers

March 24, 2014

A Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension will focus on the locations of mobile phone towers and municipalities' limited ability to regulate them.

Penn State Poison Prevention Outreach Program focuses on young children

March 24, 2014

Each year, more than 2 million poisonings are reported to 55 poison centers across the country, with over 90 percent occurring in the home. Just over half of the poisonings occur in children younger than 6 years old.

Penn State Shale Webinar on Land and Property Valuations in the Shale Footprint this Month

With the continuing development and expansion of shale resources occurring across the state, questions regarding how this affects land and property values often arise. Jeffrey R. Kern, Senior Appraiser with Resource Technologies Corporation will help answer that question during Penn State Extension’s shale webinar March 27th from 1 to 2 PM.

Edwin W. Zoller Gallery hosting 'Accented' MFA thesis exhibition

March 23, 2014

The Penn State School of Visual Arts’ (SoVA) Edwin W. Zoller Gallery is hosting Sidney Church’s MFA thesis exhibition, Accented, a multimedia show of D.I.Y. concocted sculptures and video dealing with Southern stereotypes and the depiction of Southern culture through popular media. The exhibition will be on display Monday, March 24 through Friday, March 28, 2014. more»

Northeast PA Audubon Accepting Applications For Summer Camp Scholarships

March 22, 2014

The Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society is now accepting scholarship applications for two different summer camp experiences -- a Family Camp Scholarship for an eligible adult and child to spend a week on an island in Maine, and three full environmental camp scho more»

Loving The Land Through Working Forests Conference May 16-17 Meadville

March 22, 2014

The Foundation for Sustainable Forests will hold its Loving The Land Through Working Forests Conference May 16-17 at Allegheny College in Meadville.The popular Speakers’ Program on the evening of May 16 features Curt Meine, the biographer of Aldo Leopold, narrator of the Leopold documentary film Green Fire and a noted conservationist in more»

Chestnut Hill Twp., Close The Loop Company Host Free Give/Take Day April 26

March 22, 2014

As part of Chestnut Hill Township’s Earth Day Activities, Close the Loop Company will be coordinating a Give and Take Day on April 26 at the Chestnut Hill Township Park in Monroe County on Route 715 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. GIVE, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. more»

State of Colorado Flood Report Discredits ‘Ban Fracking’ Political Activists

March 21, 2014

A new report on last year’s historic floods in Colorado has completely discredited the “ban fracking” activists who campaigned throughout one of the state’s worst natural disasters. more»

New National Report Highlights Shale’s “Incredible Impact” on American Manufacturing

March 21, 2014

New supplies of clean and affordable domestic natural gas are driving an American manufacturing revolution, according to the new study commissioned by the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM). more»

2014 Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference Call for Abstracts

March 21, 2014

With a theme of "Collaboration Is Essential," the 2014 Pennsylvania Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference will team up with ARIPPA, combining efforts and audiences, to co-host a dual conference on Abandoned Mine Reclamation and Independent Power Production on June 26-27 in State College.The Conference will feature not o more»

Engineering students to offer lawnmower checkup fundraiser

March 21, 2014

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers will hold its annual Lawnmower Clinic on April 4 and 5.

Applications For Clean & Renewable Energy, Green Buildings Grants, Loans Due To CFA

March 21, 2014

The Commonwealth Financing Authority has begun accepting applications for 3 energy-related programs to support alternative energy, renewable energy and green building projects. more»

Apply Now For 8 CFA Sewage, Water, Watershed, Recreation And Other Grants

March 21, 2014

NOTE: This post contains updated application deadlines because DCED changed the deadlines after the earlier 9:30 a.m. more»

New Video From PUC Responds To Consumer Outrage Over Electricity Price Spikes

March 21, 2014

The Public Utility Commission this week released a new video on shopping for electric suppliers describing the difference between fixed and variable rate electric rates in consumer contracts. The video responds to recent consumer outrage over electricity prices spikes during recent cold winter weather. more»

CBF: Act Now To Oppose Bill Removing Protection For Endangered Species, Wild Trout

March 21, 2014

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA is urging its members to oppose House Bill 1576 (Pyle-R-Armstrong) that if passed could change stream classifications and protections in Pennsylvania for native brook trout and rare, threatened and endangered species in more»

PA Assn. Of Environmental Educators Recognizes Award Winners

March 21, 2014

The PA Association of Environmental Educators this week presented its annual awards this week to recognize outstanding contributions to environmental education in Pennsylvania.  The winners include---- Jane Konrad of The Pittsburgh Regional Center for Science Teachers - Keystone Award. The Keystone Award is the most prestigious award. more»

Labor Report Reveals Incredible Job Creation from Shale

March 20, 2014

Shale development continues to be a huge economic driver and job creator for states where development is taking place. Recent reports in Pennsylvania and across the country show that states with shale development continue to reap the benefits of low unemployment and a surge in well-paying jobs that support economic growth. more»

Stressed out? Find relief at Science Café on March 24

March 20, 2014

Stress comes in many forms, and whether you have a large event to plan, seven lab reports due in one week, or you just lost your job, we all respond to it differently. But have you ever wondered why?

CFA Accepting Applications For PA Small Water, Sewer Funding

March 20, 2014

The Department of Community and Economic Development Thursday announced the Commonwealth Financing Authority will begin accepting applications for the PA Small Water and Sewer Program to support smaller projects to improve public water supply and sanitary sewer systems. more»

White House Advisors: Anti-Fracking Activists are “Impractical”

March 20, 2014

Just when we thought there wasn’t room for another nail in the coffin for anti-fracking activists’ claims on natural gas, two top White House advisors have managed to squeeze in a few more. more»

Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) Study Overview

March 20, 2014

Shale development is dramatically bolstering our economy and nation’s security, and providing consumers with affordable, clean-burning energy. More taxes would jeopardize these shared, broad-based benefits. Let’s avoid a race-to-the-bottom and continue to get this generational opportunity right – now and for years to come. more»

DEP Secretary Underscores Need For Increased Transparency To Law Students

March 20, 2014

DEP Secretary Chris Abruzzo this week kicked off Widener University Environmental Law Center’s Distinguished Speaker Series with a presentation on the environmental priorities and accomplishments of the Corbett administration. more»

Marcellus Shale Advocates Launch Grassroots Initiative In Wilkes-Barre

March 20, 2014

Nearly 700 shale industry supporters turned out Wednesday night in Wilkes-Barre for the launch of United Shale Advocates (USA), a new grassroots initiative focused on ensuring that we advance common sense, predictable policies that encourage investment and job growth across the Commonwealth.USA will provide a new platform for a diverse set of stakehol more»

New Public Service Announcement On Great American Cleanup Of PA

March 20, 2014

New public service announcements will air on Pennsylvania radio and television stations during the month of April urging all Penn more»

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