PennFuture Tuesday applauded the decision by the state Department of Environmental Protection to extend the public comment period on proposed new regulations for oil and gas development – Chapter 78 of the DEP's regulations – for 30 days. more»
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti Monday announced Redbank Valley Trails in Armstrong, Clarion and Jefferson counties is the 2014 Trail of the Year in Pennsylvania.This new designation is coordinated by DCNR's Pennsylvania more»
The January issue of the Fish and Boat Commission’s Currents newsletter is now available features stories on awards given for volunteer service, habitat restoration and lifesaving. It also includes a schedule of exhibits the Commission will have out outdoor shows around the state.
As the country continues to bear down for another series of chilling snow storms and cold snaps, consumers and businesses alike are relying on more clean-burning American natural gas to stay warm. more»
Frigid winter temperatures might prompt homeowners, farmers and others to help heat houses, occupied outbuildings or other structures with kerosene or propane space heaters. But without proper precautions, that could be a fatal mistake, according to safety experts in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Four pesticides commonly used on crops to kill insects and fungi also kill honeybee larvae within their hives, according to Penn State and University of Florida researchers. The team also found that N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) -- an inert, or inactive, chemical commonly used as a pesticide additive -- is highly toxic to honeybee larvae.
Proposed regulations for oil and gas surface activities that were developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and adopted by the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) will have the public comment period extended an additional 30 days until March 14th. Additional public meetings have been scheduled for February 10th in Troy and February 12th in Warren as well. more»
This week, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett reinforced his call for an “all of the above” energy plan focused on continued job creation. The plan delivers a strong and straightforward message: Energy=Jobs. more»
Young Pennsylvanians interested in pursuing environmental careers are invited to apply by April 15 for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ summer residential camp, DCNR Secretary Ellen Ferretti said Friday.“Exploring Careers Outdoors Camp has become one of DCNR’s strongest success stories since beginning 12 years ago,” more»
Although the Steelers and Eagles didn’t make it to the Super Bowl this year, Pennsylvania and Penn State will still be represented on game day — on your plate. And more likely than not, Penn State experts have had a hand in developing, or evolving, many of the Keystone State’s famous finger foods.
At their meeting in Austin, Texas, the American Water Works Association Board of Directors today elected Gene Koontz of Lemoyne, Pennsylvania as the association’s next president-elect and chose five new vice presidents and two directors-at-large.An AWWA member since 1982, Koontz oversees environmental services for Gannett Fleming Inc., a global infrastructure fir more»
Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc. Thursday announced the launch of WGES PA Carbon Offsets, a unique product that is designed to reduce the carbon impact of WGES’ natural gas customers in Pennsylvania. more»
The Environmental Quality Board Tuesday approved a final regulation increasing oil and gas well permits fees that will raise an additional $4.9 million annually to make up for a 22 percent decline in the number of permits processed by DEP.Without the fee increa more»
The Pennsylvania Environmental Council Wednesday urged the Department of Environmental Protection to move ahead with proposed changes to Chapter 78 drilling regulations and strengthen them, rather than delay them further because of the recent PA Supreme Court decision invalidating portions of the Act 13 drilling law. more»
The PA Parks and Forests Foundation will continue to make state parks and forests more accessible, build volunteer chapters across the state and provide technical assistance to friends groups, state parks and forests thanks to a new grant from Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced Wednesday. more»
Gov. Tom Corbett Tuesday unveiled a State Energy Plan he says adopts an “All of the Above” energy policy that reflects Pennsylvania’s diverse energy portfolio of coal, natural gas, oil, hydropower, wind, solar and other renewables. more»