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Wild thing: Pasto Ag Museum to look at historical wildlife collection

November 11, 2014

The sixth in a series of fall open houses at Penn State's Pasto Agricultural Museum on Nov. 16 will feature a special exhibit from the Ecosystem Science and Management Department's bird and mammal collection.

Ronald Rohall Appointed To State Conservation Commission

November 11, 2014

Ronald Rohall, chairman of the Westmoreland Conservation District Board of Directors, was recently appointed by Gov. more»

Friends Of The Allegheny Wilderness Host Nov. 22-23 Wilderness Hike

November 11, 2014

In ongoing commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the federal Wilderness Act, Friends of the Allegheny Wilderness and the Butler Outdoor Club are planning on backpacking the 13-mile Hickory Creek Wilderness trail over the weekend of November 22nd - 23rd. more»

Altered milk protein can deliver AIDS drug to infants

November 11, 2014

A novel method of altering a protein in milk to bind with an antiretroviral drug promises to greatly improve treatment for infants and young children suffering from HIV/AIDS, according to a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Voting Begins For Pennsylvania’s 2015 River of the Year

November 10, 2014

The public is invited to vote online for the 2015 Pennsylvania River of the Year, choosing from among five waterways nominated across the state. The public can vote for their favorite state waterway through 5 p.m. more»

Governor-Elect Tom Wolf Names Former DEP Secretary Katie McGinty Chief Of Staff

November 10, 2014

The Tribune Review Monday reported Governor-Elect Tom Wolf has named former DEP Secretary Katie McGinty his Chief Of Staff.  Click Here to read the entire story. Visit the Tom Wolf Transition website for more news about the transition.

Allegheny County Private Forest Owner Recognized With PA Tree Farm Of Year Award

November 10, 2014

The PA Tree Farm Program Committee of the PA Forestry Association announced Monday the recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year:  Beckets Run Woodlands, a 110-acre family owned Stewardship Forest 20 miles south of downtown Pittsburgh in Forward Township, Allegheny County.In making t more»

PA State Parks & Forests Award Nominations Now Open

November 10, 2014

The PA Parks and Forests Foundation Monday announced the opening of nominations for its annual awards to recognize exemplary work in state parks and forests by staff and volunteers. more»

DEP Forces Revised Power Plant Air Quality Regulation Thru Advisory Committee

November 7, 2014

DEP’s Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee Friday voted 11 to 5 to recommend a final  rulemaking to impose more stringent requirements Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) air quality standards on power plants be forwarded to the Environmental Quality Board for consideration, but only allowed members o more»

DEP Citizens Advisory Council To Begin Discussion Of Report To New Governor Nov. 18

November 7, 2014

DEP’s Citizens Advisory Council will begin a discussion of its recommendations to Governor-Elect Tom Wolf for improving DEP operations and program at its November 18 meeting. more»

PEC Urges DEP To Create A More Robust Oil & Gas Well Inspection Program

November 7, 2014

In comments on DEP’s proposed Oil and Gas Program Enforcement Policy, the PA Environmental Council Friday called on DEP to create a more robust compliance inspection program for oil and gas wells which it says the Department does not now have. more»

College of Agricultural Sciences students receive internship awards

November 7, 2014

Ten Penn State students have been selected as College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society 2014 Internship Award winners. The award, which includes a $940 stipend, was established to encourage students to participate in a credit or noncredit educational internship program that relates to their field of study.

Land-use webinar to focus on engaging a community's generations in planning

November 6, 2014

Land-use planners interacting and working with various age groups will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension at noon Nov. 19.

Free Potassium Iodide Tablets Available Nov. 20 To Residents Near Nuclear Power Plants

November 6, 2014

The Department of Health will provide free potassium iodide, or KI, November 20 to Pennsylvanians who currently have tablets with a December 2014 expiration date who live within 10-miles of one of the state’s five nuclear power plants. more»

Student ingenuity leads to program support endowment in food science

November 6, 2014

The financial impact of a food product developed by a team of Penn State food science students will have a much longer shelf life than the product itself, thanks to an anonymous investor who bought the rights to potentially produce it. more»

KPB’s Shannon Reiter Elected To Keep America Beautiful Board

November 6, 2014

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s President, Shannon Reiter, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful.  As a Director, Reiter will represent the interests of KAB’s powerful network of community-based affiliates, particularly its State Leaders Council. more»

Pittsburgh’s Outdoor Classroom Sets Fall Schedule Of Teacher Education Programs

November 5, 2014

The Outdoor Classroom environmental education center has updated its Fall schedule of teacher education programs, including Project WILD, Project WET and others, at its Pittsburgh facility.  Click Here for a full schedule of upcoming events.

DEP: Revised Final Power Plant Air Quality Regulation To Be Considered Nov. 7

November 5, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection Wednesday announced it has revised its Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) final rulemaking to impose more stringent requirements than originally proposed in April to improve air quality, while still protecting grid reliability.The rulemaking establishes additional requirements for existing major stationary sources of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and more»

Senate Leadership Files Lawsuit Over Gov. Corbett's Veto Of Fiscal Code Bill

November 5, 2014

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Wednesday Senate Republican and Democratic Leadership filed a lawsuit on election day against Gov. more»

Delaware Estuary Science & Environmental Summit Jan. 25-28 In New Jersey

November 5, 2014

The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary will host its annual Delaware Estuary Science and Environmental Summit on January 25-28 in Cape May, New Jersey, with the theme of Balancing Progress and Protection.The Summit brings together scientists, outreach specialists, and resource managers for 3 excitin more»

Never-before-seen insights into deer movement offered on research website

November 5, 2014

Two years into a study of factors influencing forest regeneration in Pennsylvania, Penn State researchers are offering never-before-seen insights into deer movement.

What Tom Wolf Said He Would Do On Environmental Issues

November 5, 2014

In May, then candidate Tom Wolf gave the Pennsylvania Environmental Council answers to questions on importa more»

Wednesday NewsClips

November 5, 2014

With 98.3 percent of precincts reporting, Tom Wolf defeated Gov. Tom Corbett 54.8 to 45.1 percent. more»

Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA Tree Plantings, Film Screening In November

November 4, 2014

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA is sponsoring tree plantings in Dauphin and Lancaster counties and a special film screen of Water Blues, Green Solutions at the Midtown Cinema in Harrisburg, according to Kate Austin, PA Grassroots Field Specialist, CBF-PA. more»

PRC Hard To Recycle Events Keep Thousands Of Pounds Of Waste From Landfills

November 4, 2014

The PA Resources Council would like to thank all of our sponsors, partner organizations, volunteers, and contractors for making the 2014 Hard to Recycle Collections the most successful  in the program's 10+ year history!PRC was excited and amazed by the response from the general public this year. more»

Nov. 15 Electronic Waste Collection Event In Delaware County

November 4, 2014

The PA Resources Council and its partners will host an electronics recycling collection event in Lansdowne Borough, Delaware County on November 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Click Here for all the details.

Project Learning Tree GreenSchools Workshop Dec. 2 At Grey Towers

November 4, 2014

Teachers, students and school support staff and partners in the tri-state region are invited to attend a free workshop on December 2 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Grey Towers National Historic Site in Milford, Monroe County.  Project Learning Tree’s GreenSchools! more»

Natural Lands Trust Pioneers Conservation Easement On Former Superfund Site

November 4, 2014

Natural Lands Trust announced recently the conservation of Laurel Hill, a 211-acre property in Newlin Township, Chester County. With towering oaks, maples, and tuliptrees overhead—a riot of color with their autumn-tinted foliage—and the cold, clear waters of Briar Run beneath, Laurel Hill is a sylvan paradise. more»

Help Wanted: Berks County Urban Resource Conservationist

November 4, 2014

The Berks County Conservation District is seeking candidates for an Urban Resource Conservationist position.The position is responsible for processing of NPDES Permits, reviewing project erosion and sediment control plans as per the Department of Environmental Protection guidelines. more»

Anonymous $1M gift creates food science fund in honor of professor emeritus

November 4, 2014

Professor Emeritus Phil Keeney has been intimately linked with Penn State's Department of Food Science since its establishment in 1975. Now, an anonymous $1 million gift will ensure that his name is connected to the department's programs in perpetuity.

Student Stories: Food Science majors attend AFA Food Institute in Chicago

November 3, 2014

Where in the world can you network with professional leaders in the food industry, visit the headquarters of numerous food-manufacturing plants and learn how to make a McDonald's Big Mac? That place would be the Agriculture Future of America Food Institute in Chicago.

PA Resources Council 75th Anniversary Dinner, Awards Program Nov. 13

November 3, 2014

The Pennsylvania Resources Council – the Commonwealth’s oldest grassroots non-profit environmental organization – is celebrating its 75th anniversary of protecting Pennsylvania’s environment at its annual dinner being held on November 13 at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia. more»

DPW Urges Pennsylvanians To Apply For Assistance With Home Heating Bills

November 3, 2014

The Department of Public Welfare Monday kicked off the start of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) application process for the 2014-15 season.LIHEAP provides assistance for home heating bills to keep low-income Pennsylvanians warm and safe during the winter months. more»

Penn State Extension: Nov. 3 Watershed Winds Newsletter

November 3, 2014

The November 3 Watershed Winds newsletter is now available from Penn State Extension featuring articles on---- more»

Diet affects pesticide resistance in honey bees

November 3, 2014

Feeding honey bees a natural diet of pollen makes them significantly more resistant to pesticides than feeding them an artificial diet, according to a team of researchers, who also found that pesticide exposure causes changes in expression of genes that are sensitive to diet and nutrition.

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