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Marcellus Shale gas industry and drilling updates

U.S. Sen. @ChrisCoons (D-Del.): Thanks to #shalegas, “we are

October 31, 2013

U.S. Sen. @ChrisCoons (D-Del.): Thanks to #shalegas, “we are seeing in manufacturing a revival in this country.” http://t.co/UREjG4JweB #mfg more»

American Farmland Trust: Federal Shutdown Has Not Ended For Many Farm Bill Programs, Conferees Begin Work

October 31, 2013

Congressional Conferees began work Wednesday on resolving differences between the Senate and House provisions in the Farm Bill, but Andrew McElwaine, President and CEO American Farmland Trust, noted the federal shutdown has not ended for many farm programs because the existing Farm Bill expired on September 30. more»

Dan Devlin Appointed Acting DCNR Deputy For Parks And Forestry

October 31, 2013

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Thursday announced Dan Devlin has been named acting Deputy Secretary for Parks and Forestry effective November 4.This position is responsible for managing and directing the activities, initiatives, and operations of the Bureaus of State Parks, Forestry, and Facility Design and Construction. more»

New on the blog: “America’s Heartland” Supports Safe,

October 31, 2013

New on the blog: “America’s Heartland” Supports Safe, Job-Creating Shale Development http://t.co/x1ddD4Q6MR #AmericanEnergy

“America’s Heartland” Supports Safe, Job-Creating Shale Development

October 31, 2013

A new survey released this week by PittsburghTODAY – an independent analysis organization hosted by the University of Pittsburgh – found that an overwhelming majority of more»

British government’s health agency: Shale gas fracking a low

October 31, 2013

British government’s health agency: Shale gas fracking a low risk to public health http://t.co/QV0ou0abgm via @reuters

Great @PittsburghPG story about how clean, affordable and lo

October 31, 2013

Great @PittsburghPG story about how clean, affordable and local compressed natural gas is soaring for vehicles. http://t.co/SVYP8x97b4

Lamonte Garber Offers Chesapeake Bay Farm Restoration Lessons Learned Presentation

October 31, 2013

Lamonte Garber, Agriculture Program Manager for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Pennsylvania, offered a Lessons Learned In Chesapeake Bay Farm Restoration presentation at the October 29 session of the William Penn Foundation’s two-day Accelerating Action: The Delaware River Water more»

DCNR To Hold Recreation Funding, Management Web Seminars Nov. 14, Dec. 18

October 30, 2013

With a chance to reach people at their computers without making them travel, DCNR’s Bureau of Recreation and Conservation will be hosting two web seminars within the next two months.On November 14 starting at 10:00 a.m., DCNR staff will cover “Funding Opportunities for Recreation and Conservation Projects.” A second webinar will be held December 18 at 10:30 a.m. more»

Shale gas drilling has positive impact in communities across

October 30, 2013

Shale gas drilling has positive impact in communities across Pa. http://t.co/Efwd5CYvZI

RT @WasteManagement: U.S. Truck Fleets Are Accelerating a Sh

October 30, 2013

RT @WasteManagement: U.S. Truck Fleets Are Accelerating a Shift to Natural Gas Fueled Vehicles http://t.co/SYbdJZIYVZ #CNG

Marcellus #Shale impact fees have been distributed widely ac

October 30, 2013

Marcellus #Shale impact fees have been distributed widely across Pa., generating over $406 million via @butlereagle http://t.co/CluNja2ecF

.@EIAgov report: Marcellus natural gas pipeline projects to

October 30, 2013

.@EIAgov report: Marcellus natural gas pipeline projects to benefit New York and New Jersey http://t.co/WISfW1MBwr

$9.2 Million In Chesapeake Bay Watershed Cleanup Grants Awarded, $1.6 Million In PA

October 30, 2013

The Chesapeake Bay Program and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Wednesday announced the recipients of $9.2 million in grants for restoration and outreach initiatives in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed’s six states and the Distric more»

Non-Profit Groups Have Until Dec. 2 To Apply For Federal Disaster Aid

October 30, 2013

The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding eligible private non-profit organizations in Pennsylvania of the December 2 deadline to submit disaster loan applications for damages caused by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding between June 26 and July 11, 2013. more»

Industrialized agriculture brings change in Turkey

October 30, 2013

We've all heard versions of the story, and many of us have relatives or ancestors who were a part of it. Small farmers, the story goes, are being squeezed out of business by large-scale, "industrial agricultural" corporations. more»

FACT: Pa. has one of the most aggressive and transparent hyd

October 30, 2013

FACT: Pa. has one of the most aggressive and transparent hydraulic fracturing disclosure laws in the country. http://t.co/DtwwWn8dqB

Analysis: Commitment To Cleaning Up PA Watersheds Changed Fundamentally Before, After 2003

October 30, 2013

On October 28-29, the William Penn Foundation sponsored a two-day Accelerating Action: The Delaware River Watershed Forum in connection with the Foundation’s announcement it was directing significant funding toward creating a new Vision for the Delaw more»

.@ThePostJournal LTE: Think of the enormous revenue, jobs lo

October 30, 2013

.@ThePostJournal LTE: Think of the enormous revenue, jobs lost due to decision dithering on safe shale development http://t.co/HV9TgS4qJM

New @PittsburghTODAY survey: By a nearly 2-to-1 margin, west

October 30, 2013

New @PittsburghTODAY survey: By a nearly 2-to-1 margin, western Pennsylvanians support safe shale development: http://t.co/Bfl6OTNYbz

Fmr. Allegheny Co. Exec.: #Marcellus Shale has been a major

October 30, 2013

Fmr. Allegheny Co. Exec.: #Marcellus Shale has been a major source of economic growth for the region. http://t.co/FnXLQ6cIQn @PghBizTimes

Via @Forbes: Safe, responsible #ShaleGas development is at t

October 30, 2013

Via @Forbes: Safe, responsible #ShaleGas development is at the “tip of the iceberg, skyrocketing” http://t.co/HHrp2Gtm9k

William Penn Foundation To Fund Creation Of A Vision For Delaware Watershed

October 30, 2013

In a major development for the Delaware River Watershed, Laura Sparks, chief financial officer of the William Penn Foundation, announced Tuesday the Foundation is directing significant funding toward impacting the entire watershed and is interested in creating a "Vision for the Watershed." The Foundation plans to impact the Delaware basin by addr more»

RT @TribLIVE: DEP, treatment plant: Radioactive pollution in

October 29, 2013

RT @TribLIVE: DEP, treatment plant: Radioactive pollution in Allegheny River not from fracking http://t.co/DAXeba2pXy via @DConMan

New Poll: Clear majority of voters oppose tax increases that

October 29, 2013

New Poll: Clear majority of voters oppose tax increases that could reduce U.S. energy development http://t.co/1Jg6i0n6av

VIDEO: Safe U.S. oil & natural gas development gives a h

October 29, 2013

VIDEO: Safe U.S. oil & natural gas development gives a huge boost to Philadelphia job growth http://t.co/JK2nBhbnsg via @CNBC

Professor: Pennsylvania's forest cover remains stable at 59 percent

October 29, 2013

Despite continuing development, urban sprawl and changing land use, Pennsylvania's forest area has remained stable in recent decades, according to a forest scientist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Lock Haven University introduces new #CNG powered trolley; “

October 29, 2013

Lock Haven University introduces new #CNG powered trolley; “Significant fuel savings” expected http://t.co/BVnuPjboAm via @WmsptSunGazette

Project helps African youth become haymaking entrepreneurs

October 29, 2013

A project spearheaded by scientists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and Uganda's Makarere University is helping African youths establish businesses and generate income. And these young people, in turn, are providing services that can help farmers improve dairy nutrition and increase milk production.

New Fleet of 67 Natural Gas Powered Trucks Arrive in Souther

October 29, 2013

New Fleet of 67 Natural Gas Powered Trucks Arrive in Southern N.J.; Trucks “Cleaner, Safer and More Efficient” http://t.co/k11UVi3Y6K #CNG

Ice cream, 'U' creameries: How do the Big Ten's frozen desserts compare?

October 28, 2013

The Berkey Creamery at Penn State is known as one of the best college creameries in the nation -- but it's not the only one of its kind. Creameries have been a staple of life at land-grant universities, where educating farmers about safe and innovative farming practices long has been part of the curriculum.

Student Stories: Adult student finds his niche with agricultural systems major

October 28, 2013

For Michael Bartolomucci, majoring in Agricultural Systems Management in college wasn't his first goal – it wasn't even his second or third. But now, as an adult student, he calls Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences home.

Public health anthropologist uses ethnography to improve farmworker safety

October 28, 2013

We rely on them for virtually all of the fruits and vegetables that grace our tables. Yet our country's farmworkers are among the poorest of the working poor. Working long hours in the fields, they are constantly exposed, not just to hardship and severe weather but to dangerous pesticides. As Amy Snipes puts it, "Farmwork is more than an occupation. more»

Louisville, KY-based logistics company to add 45 jobs, conve

October 28, 2013

Louisville, KY-based logistics company to add 45 jobs, convert more trucks to natural gas http://t.co/aQdwiL18lg via @courierjournal

.@DukeEnergy’s proposed natural gas power plant in SC would

October 28, 2013

.@DukeEnergy‘s proposed natural gas power plant in SC would create “500 jobs during the height of construction” http://t.co/xyemRCkbeK

Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available In Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne Counties

October 28, 2013

Most private, non-profit organizations and small aquaculture businesses in Pike, Susquehanna and Wayne counties are eligible for federal economic injury disaster loans as a result of excessive rain, related flooding, winds and hail last May.The U.S. more»

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