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Volunteer Trail Day At Lackawanna College Environmental Center A Success

April 8, 2014

More than 40 volunteers participated in Trail Day at the more»

iConservePA Video: April-May Great Time To Plant Trees

April 8, 2014

April and May are the best times to plant trees and you can learn how to do it right through this new video from iConservePA.org.  Jeff Woleslagle from DCNR Bureau of Forestry takes you through these easy planting steps.  Click Here to watch the video.

Senate Approves Natural Gas Leaseholder Protection Bills

April 7, 2014

Three bills expanding the rights of landowners who are currently leased with natural gas companies were approved Monday with strong bipartisan support by the full Senate, according to prime sponsor, Sen. more»

PennDOT Accepting Applications For Multimodal Transportation Projects

April 7, 2014

PennDOT Monday announced it is accepting applications for funding for transportation improvement projects under the Multimodal Transportation Fund created by Act 89.  The deadline for applications is June 30. more»

DEP To Monitor Restart Of ArcelorMittal Monessen Coke Works

April 7, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection Monday announced it will conduct a series of air quality readings in advance of and immediately following the resumption of cokemaking operations at ArcelorMittal’s Monessen coke plant in Westmoreland County.“While we welcome the economic boost the plant will give the Mon Valley, we recognize that it has the potential to impact air quality in the area,” D more»

Robindale Energy Services Earns Governor’s Award For Environmental Excellence

April 7, 2014

Robindale Energy Services, Inc. in Westmoreland County Monday announced they are a recipient of a Governor’s 2014 Award for Environmental Excellence. more»

Game Commission Prepares For Controlled Burns On State Game Lands In Centre County

April 7, 2014

The Game Commission plans to resume controlled burns on the Scotia Barrens on State Game Lands 176 in Patton, Ferguson and Halfmoon townships, Centre County, to improve habitat conditions within this unique ecosystem.Depending on conditions, the Game Commission plans to burn up to five units totaling 340 acres. more»

Land-use webinar to highlight Pa. landscapes, greenways

April 7, 2014

A Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension will focus on landscapes and greenways in Pennsylvania, examining the meaning of these terms and defining their implications for communities.

Marcellus webinar to explore Pa. gas royalty calculations, decline curves

April 4, 2014

A Web-based seminar presented by Penn State Extension's Marcellus Education Team will focus on the calculation of natural gas royalties using decline curve projections.

Applications Now Being Accepted For State Wildlife Grant Funding

April 4, 2014

The Fish and Boat Commission Friday announced it is now accepting applications for State Wildlife Grants. more»

Researchers receive $1.14 million to study threats to honeybees

April 4, 2014

Scientists in the Center for Pollinator Research at Penn State received three grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Science Foundation to study various threats to honeybees, including disease, pesticides and the extinction and invasion of other species into their habitats.

Researchers receive $1.14 million to study threats to honeybees

April 4, 2014

Scientists in the Center for Pollinator Research at Penn State received three grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Science Foundation to study various threats to honeybees, including disease, pesticides and the extinction and invasion of other species into their habitats.

Patriot-News: Franklin Kury And The 40-Year Fight For Clean Air, Water In PA

April 4, 2014

The Patriot-News Friday published a long story written by Donald Gilliland about the history of Pennsylvania’s Environmental Rights Amendment to our Constitution and its author former Senator and House member Franklin Kury (D-Sunbury) and how it relates today to the recent PA Supreme Court deci more»

Temple Awarded WPF Grant For Watershed Restoration In The Delaware

April 4, 2014

The Center for Sustainable Communities at Temple University has been awarded a $1.235 million grant from the William Penn Foundation to provide oversight, expertise and support for dozens of restoration projects in five watersheds in the Philadelphia region as part of its more»

DEP Releases 2012 Natural Gas Drilling Emissions Inventory Data

April 3, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection Thursday released annual emissions data for the natural gas drilling industry. more»

Hetherington Cunfer Named DEP Director of External Affairs

April 3, 2014

Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Chris Abruzzo this week announced the appointment of Katie Hetherington Cunfer as Director of External Affairs.“I am confident Katie will excel in this new role, as the position will take greater advantage of her unique experience working with all levels of government, as well as the private sector, Abruzzo said. more»

PRC: Backyard Composting, Watershed/Rain Barrel Workshops In Allegheny County

April 3, 2014

Get your green on this spring by attending one of the PA Resources Council backyard composting and rain barrel workshops in Allegheny County in April and May.You’ll leave the Backyard Composting Workshop with an 80-gallon composting bin and t more»

DEP’s Live Webcast Of Peregrine Falcon Banding Set For May 13

April 3, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection and Game Commission Thursday invited students, teachers and non-formal educators to tune in for the annual Peregrine falcon banding event during a live webcast on May 13.The banding will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. more»

Parks & Forests Foundation Invites Public To Capture A Day In The Life Of A State Forest

April 3, 2014

Members of the public across the state are invited to take part in the PA Parks and Forests Foundation’s “Day in the Life of a State Forest” on April 12. Participants are encouraged to pack a lunch and a camera, and capture the experience of a day spent in one of Pennsylvania’s 20 state forests. more»

PUC Accelerates Switching Times For Electricity Suppliers, Responding To Rate Spikes

April 3, 2014

The Public Utility Commission Thursday finalized regulation changes that dramatically reduce the time it takes customers to change electricity suppliers (Docket No. more»

DEP Issues Permit Requiring Closure Of FirstEnergy’s Little Blue Run Impoundment

April 3, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection Thursday issued a Closure Permit to FirstEnergy Generation, LLC, imposing a mandatory cl more»

PUC Adopts New Electric Supplier Disclosure Statements For Variable Rate Offers

April 3, 2014

The Public Utility Commission Thursday finalized regulation changes that provide electric shopping customers with greater, uniform detail in electric supplier disclosure statements and more timely information on “contract renewal” and “change in terms” notices (Docket No. more»

$2 Million Grant Starts Stroud Water Research Center Work In Delaware Watershed

April 3, 2014

Stroud Water Research Center this week received a $1.26 million grant from the William Penn Foundation to monitor water quality of regional sub-watersheds in the Delaware River Basin. more»

Natural Lands Trust Receives Grant To Promote Land Stewardship In Delaware Basin

April 3, 2014

Natural Lands Trust Thursday announced it has received $1.3 million in funding from the Philadelphia-based William Penn Foundation to promote conservation and land stewardship techniques in the Delaware River Watershed.The grant is part of an innovative, science-driven, more»

Academy Of Natural Sciences Receives Grant To Protect Drinking Water

April 3, 2014

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University has received a three-year grant from the William Penn Foundation to be one of the organizations coordinating the Foundation’s initiative to protect and restore critical sources of drinking more»

Dominion Offers $1.3 Million In Energy, Environment Education Grants

April 3, 2014

School teachers and college faculty members in areas served by Dominion companies now can apply for $1.3 million in educational grants to fund energy, environment and workforce related programs. more»

Help Wanted: Allegheny Land Trust - Land Stewardship Coordinator

April 3, 2014

The Allegheny Land Trust is in search of a full-time Land Stewardship Coordinator who oversees stewardship activities of the organization’s conservation areas which includes coordinating volunteer recruitment, facilitating community engagement and planning events at specific conservation areas. more»

Saint-Gobain Receives Energy Star Partner Award From EPA

April 3, 2014

Valley Forge-based Saint-Gobain Thursday announced it has been awarded the Energy Star Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the fourth consecutive year. more»

House Committee To Consider Bill Eliminating Low-RVP Gasoline In Pittsburgh

April 2, 2014

On April 9 the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee is scheduled to consider Senate Bill 1037 (Vogel-R-Beaver) directing the Environmental Quality Board to adopt a regulation to repeal th more»

Millersville University Hosting Native Plant Landscaping Conference June 5-7

April 2, 2014

The 2014 Native Plants in the Landscape Conference will be held June 5-7 at Millersville University, Millersville, Lancaster County.Speakers will include Eric Toensmeier, Marcus de la Fleur, Benjamin Vogt, Candy DeBerry, Sabrena Schweyer and many others.Featured will be field trips; educational worksh more»

North Branch Land Trust Dinner, Auction May 14 In Wilkes-Barre

April 2, 2014

The North Branch Land Trust is holding its 15th Annual Dinner and Auctions on May 14, at the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with music, cocktail hour and bidding on a variety of silent auction items. more»

Pennsylvanians Urged To Complete Online Outdoor Recreation Survey

April 2, 2014

Five years after Pennsylvania’s Outdoor Recreation Plan was written, recreation interests and trends may be different. Is walking still Pennsylvanians favorite outdoor activity? Do people still want trails and on-road bike lanes? more»

DCNR Recognizes City Of Easton With Green Park Award

April 2, 2014

DCNR Secretary Ellen Ferretti recently presented the City of Easton with the fifth annual Green Park Award for its work at Sullivan Park. more»

Student Stories: Not a dirty job -- alumnus enjoys work in soil industry

April 2, 2014

Long before Cory Chelko graduated from Penn State in 2011, he knew that working with soils was what he wanted to do. Growing up around farms in Sarver, Pa., piqued his interest, as did the potential for real-world applications of the agricultural sciences. more»

Free Brownfields Redevelopment Seminar May 2 In Meadville

April 2, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection invites municipal, township and borough leaders, county and city planners, redevelopment authorities, community leaders, and economic and industrial development agencies to a seminar, What All Local Governments Need to Know about Brownfields, on May 2.The seminar is offered free of charge and will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. more»

Regional Keystone Energy Education Program Workshop In Erie April 22

April 2, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection invites middle school teachers, administrators and building managers to an April 22 training workshop in Erie on the Keystone Energy Education Program (KEEP) to teach and track energy efficiency in school buildings and homes.The workshop is offered free of charge and will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. more»

DEP Webinar On Chapter 105 Proposed In-Lieu Of Aquatic Restoration Policies April 10

April 2, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection Wednesday announced it will hold a webinar at 2:30 p.m. more»

DEP Fines Steelton Borough Water Authority $55,200 for Drinking Water Violations

April 2, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection Wednesday announced  Steelton Borough Water Authority, Dauphin County, has signed a $55,200 consent order and agreement with DEP to address drinking water treatment and reporting violations that occurred in 2013.“Upon discovery of these violations, DEP notified Steelton Borough Water Authority who responded promptly and appropriately,” DEP Southcentral Re more»

Penn State’s online homeland security degrees celebrate fifth anniversary

April 2, 2014

When Penn State launched its online homeland security master’s degree program, the Christmas Day “underwear bomb” terrorist attack topped the news. Terrorist tactics have evolved since then. On the fifth anniversary of its online homeland security program, Penn State is embarking on a curriculum update.

Educator Workshop: I want to teach about hydrofracking, but I don’t know where to start!

April 2, 2014

On Saturday, April 26, 2014 The Paleontological Research Institution, its Museum of the Earth and its Cayuga Nature Center will host an educator professional development workshop on teaching about hydrofracking and the broader energy system. “I want to teach about hydrofracking, but I don’t know where to start!” will provide information without advocating for or against hydrofracking. more»

Saunders/Walker Trustee Scholarship benefits Ag Sciences students

April 2, 2014

A new scholarship created by an alumnus of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and his partner will benefit students in the college with demonstrated financial need. Mark Saunders and Lynn Walker, of Shelburne, Vt., provided a $50,000 gift to establish the H. Mark Saunders and Lynn M. Walker Trustee Scholarship.

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