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International Coastal Cleanup Across Pennsylvania Sept. 1 To Oct. 31

August 13, 2014

The International Coastal Cleanup is September 1st through October 31st and is the largest volunteer effort aimed at improving the health of the ocean, bringing out hundreds of thousands of volunteers from around the world to remove millions of pounds of plastics and debris from beaches, lakes and waterways. more»

Summer Edition Of PA Recycler Magazine From PROP Is Now Available

August 13, 2014

The Summer issue of PA Recycler Magazine is now available from the Professional Recyclers of PA featuring stories on---- Wanted: Empty Steel Aerosol Cans-- Anaerobic Digester: Reinford Farms Discovers Greater Sustainability-- Penn Waste’s Commitment To Recycling Education-- Plastic Bag Adventure more»

Webinar to focus on how dry gas, wet gas production impacts landowners

August 13, 2014

A Web-based seminar presented by Penn State Extension's Marcellus Education Team will look at how natural gas processing affects landowner income.

Panda Power Breaks Ground For 829-MW Natural Gas Power Plant In Lycoming County

August 12, 2014

Gov. Tom Corbett and officials from across the Commonwealth joined Panda Power Funds Tuesday to break ground on the company’s 829-megawatt combined-cycle “Patriot” generating station located in Lycoming County. more»

Philadelphia Housing Authority To Build More Energy Efficient Apartments

August 12, 2014

The Philadelphia Housing Authority Tuesday formally broke ground for the construction of the Oakdale Street Apartments in the 2800 block of West Oakdale Street.This modest, 12-unit development will be built across the street from the Widener Library. more»

Land-use webinar to explore 'Designing Entrepreneur-Friendly Communities'

August 12, 2014

How important is it to incorporate considerations for new businesses in your land-use planning? That will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.

White House, EPA Announce Winners Of Presidential Environmental Education Awards

August 12, 2014

The White House Council on Environmental Quality, in conjunction with the U.S. more»

Help Wanted: Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA Outreach, Advocacy Manager

August 12, 2014

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA is seeking candidate for an Outreach and Advocacy Manager to be based in Harrisburg.  Applications are due August 25.  Click Here for all the details on this position and other positions open in the Harrisburg office.

Volunteer Opportunities In PA’s State Parks, Forests

August 12, 2014

Not surprisingly, when surveyed, people say they want to help their state parks and forests, but don’t know how. We all know investing a little sweat equity will reap the rewards that come with it: fresh air, gorgeous scenery, toned muscles, and a do-good dose of satisfaction. more»

iConservePA.org Video: Smokey Bear’s 70th Birthday

August 12, 2014

This month’s SEEDS newsletter from iConservePA.org features a vido compilation of Smokey Bear PSAs to celebrate Smokey’s 70th birthday.  Click Here to watch the video.

DEP Fines Southwestern Energy Production Co. For Unpermitted Gas Well Drilling

August 11, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection Monday announced it has fined Southwestern Energy Production Co. more»

Governor Reappoints Walliser, Welsh To DEP Citizens Advisory Council

August 11, 2014

On Monday, Gov. Corbett reappointed John Walliser, Vice President for Legal and Governmental Affairs with the PA Environmental Council and Donald Welsh, former EPA Region III Administrator to the DEP Citizens Advisory Council. more»

Anglers Urged To Help Prevent Spread Of Aquatic Invasive Species In Erie County

August 11, 2014

The Fish and Boat Commission Monday urged anglers at a popular Erie County fishing spot to help prevent the spread of the aquatic invasive species (AIS) commonly known as round goby.Last week, the presence of round gobies was positively confirmed in more»

Registration Now Open For PEC Environmental Policy Conference On Sept. 17

August 11, 2014

Registration is now open for the Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s Environmental  Policy Conference on September 17 in Harrisburg featuring dialog on key environmental issues in the Commonwealth.Featured panel discussions include—-- PEC has invited the four Chairs of the Senate and House Environmental Resources and Energy Committees— more»

Friends Of The Wissahickon Watershed Free Ice Cream Social Aug. 20

August 8, 2014

The Friends of the Wissahickon invites neighbors and friends to enjoy free ice cream at its 8th annual ice cream social on August 20, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. more»

DEP Awards Grants to Restore, Protect Coastal Zones, New Apps Due Oct. 22

August 8, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection has awarded more than $750,000 in annual coastal zone management grants to organizations dedicated to protecting and preserving Pennsylvania’s coastal zones along Lake Erie and the Delaware Estuary.“These grants play an important role to ensure the protection of our coastal waters,” DEP Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo said. more»

Student Stories: Veterinary major journeys to South Africa for experience

August 8, 2014

Morgan Brown, a junior veterinary and biomedical sciences major, took a risk last August when she decided to be one of the first students to travel to South Africa through a newly developed immersion program.

IRRC: EPA Objections To Proposed DEP NOx, VOC Regs Make Them Not Viable

August 8, 2014

The Independent Regulatory Review Commission told the Department of Environmental Protection July 30, the regulations proposed to implement new RACT (Reasonablly Available Control Technology) requirements on sources of nitrogen oxide and volatile organic compound emissions were not “viable” because of objections from the U.S. more»

Online Tools You Can Use-- DEP’s eNOTICE

August 8, 2014

The eNOTICE service on DEP’s website can provide you notice of permit applications submitted to DEP in your county, your municipality or for specific programs like Oil and Gas. You can also be notified as regulations and technical guidance make their way through the review and approval process. more»

DEP Celebrates Opening Of Pittsburgh Botanical Garden Atop A Reclaimed Mine

August 7, 2014

Deputy Secretary for Active and Abandoned Mine Operations John Stefanko along with Bureau Director of Abandoned Mine Reclamation Eric Cavazza participated in the opening of the Pittsburgh Botanical Garden in Oakdale, which sits atop abandoned coal mines.Also present at the opening ceremony was U.S. more»

DEP Completes Cleanup Of Oil Spill Along Lackawanna River

August 7, 2014

Staff from DEP's Northeast Regional Underground Storage Tank Program oversaw a major cleanup effort on the Lackawanna River earlier this summer after tens of thousands of gallons of fuel oil spilled into the river from an aboveground storage tank at a nearby building.DEP Emergency Response team m more»

Aug. 7 DEP News Now Available From DEP

August 7, 2014

The August 7 issue of DEP News is now available from the Department of Environmental Protection featuring articles on---- DEP Releases Reports On Fatal Chevron Well Fire-- Secretary Abruzzo Attends Environmental Council of the States Meeting-- PA Earns International Recognition For Attracting New Energy Investments-- Reminder: more»

Help Wanted: Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA Harrisburg Office Manager

August 7, 2014

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA seeks an Office Manager to be based at their PA State Office located in Harrisburg.  The deadline for applications is August 22.  Click Here for all the details.

DEP, DCNR Break Ground On Mather Coal Refuse Pile Project In Greene County

August 7, 2014

The departments of Environmental Protection and Conservation and Natural Resources Thursday hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of the Mather refuse coal pile reclamation project. more»

Sen. Rafferty To Introduce Bill Supporting Installation Of Forested, Streamside Buffers

August 7, 2014

Relying upon, current science that shows streamside forest buffers protect communities from pollution and reduce flooding, Sen. more»

The Rise Of The Insects, Global Warming Picks A Winner Roundtable Program Aug. 21

August 7, 2014

The National Wildlife Federation will host a Rise Of The Insects, Global Warming Picks A Winner roundtable discussion in Harrisburg on August 21 to coincide with the release of a new report: Ticked Off: Climate Change and the Outdoor Experience.While climate chang more»

Creatures Of The Garden Program At Governor’s Residence Aug. 10

August 7, 2014

The Governor’s Residence gardens in Harrisburg will be open to the public for the “Creatures of the Garden” open house on August 10, as part of the free, “Second Sunday” events scheduled throughout the summer.The family-friendly event will showcase creatures of all shapes and sizes that inhabit gardens in more»

PLS: Senate Lawyer Steve MacNett Talks About Line-Item Veto Litigation Potential

August 7, 2014

Talk to Steve MacNett, the attorney retained by the Senate Republican leaders to evaluate the legitimacy of the governor’s line-item veto of certain portions of the Fiscal Code, and one thing becomes clear: Whether the governor’s action stands is more than about who is able to have state-paid parking. more»

Sewickly Creek Watershed Assn. Reports On Activities In July Newsletter

August 6, 2014

The Sewickly Creek Watershed Association in Westmoreland County report on just some of its many activities in the watershed in its July newsletter. more»

New Studies: Pennsylvania’s Shale Gas: Examining The Boom And Bust Cycle

August 6, 2014

The shale gas development that has vaulted Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale formation to the top of current U.S. more»

PA Wildfire Fighters Answer Call From Out West

August 6, 2014

It started with the first 22 just about two weeks ago. more»

August 6 Resource Newsletter Now Available From DCNR

August 6, 2014

The August 6 edition of the Resource newsletter is now available from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources featuring stories about---- Long-Term Public/Private Partnership Saves Presque Isle State Park Lighthouse-- DCNR Seeks Public Comments On Loyalhanna Drilling Plan-- DCNR, PennDOT, H more»

Help Wanted: PA SBDC EMAP Environmental Consultant, University Of PA

August 6, 2014

The PA Small Business Development Centers Environmental Management Assistance Program (EMAP), located at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, has an immediate job opening for a Senior Environmental Consultant.The person in this position provides statewide environmental regulatory assistance including more»

DEP Releases After Action Reports On Chevron Well Fire

August 6, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection has completed its After-Action Review of the fatal well fire that occurred on Chevron’s Lanco gas well pad on February 11. more»

Delaware River SPLASH Education Senior Environment Corps Seeks Volunteers

August 6, 2014

Are you 55 years or older, live in a community along the Delaware River in New Jersey or Pennsylvania, and want to become involved in educating youth in protecting our watershed resources and the natural world? If so, the Delaware River SPLASH Boat Senior Environment Corps wants you. more»

DEP Recommends Against EQB Adopting Ashley Funk Carbon Dioxide Emission Limits

August 5, 2014

In a report to be considered August 19 by the Environmental Quality Board, the Department of Environmental Protection recommended against adoption of the carbon dioxide emission limits proposed in a rulemaking more»

PECO Green Region Awards Grants For Environmental Projects, New Apps Due Oct. 3

August 5, 2014

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the PECO Green Region Program, PECO has provided 18 municipalities and five nonprofit organizations with $150,000 in grant funding for environmental projects throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. more»

PA Resources Council Wonderful World Of Water Camp A Success!

August 5, 2014

The PA Resources Council's 9th annual Wonderful World of Water day camp was held the week of July 14 provided a free-of-charge week of fun-filled learning for students across Western PA. This special event was sponsored by PA American Water Co. more»

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