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March 19 DEP Citizens Advisory Council Agenda

March 6, 2013

The Agenda for the March 19 DEP Citizens Advisory Council meeting includes: Adoption of 2012 Annual Report; more»

2013 Karl Mason Award Call For Nominations

March 5, 2013

The PA Association of Environmental Professionals is now accepting nominations for its annual Karl Mason Award which is presented to Pennsylvanians who made a unique and creative contribution to the field of environmental management in Pennsylvania with prefer more»

House Budget Hearing: Federal Sequestration Will Cost DCNR About $1 Million In Grants

March 5, 2013

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard Allan told the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday federal budget sequestration will cost the agency about $1 million in federal grants it normally passes through to local governments and other applicants in the state. more»

LandStudies Lititz Run Watershed Restoration Tour

March 4, 2013

LandStudies, Inc. and its partners recently conducted a tour of Lititz Run Watershed Restoration Projects in Lancaster County to illustrate the value of natural restoration project designs at different stages of installation and development. more»

Help Wanted: Trout Unlimited Seeks Sportsmen Organizer

March 3, 2013

Trout Unlimited's Eastern Water Project is seeking candidates to fill the position of Sportsmen Organizer in Pennsylvania.  The deadline for applications is March 20.  Click Here for details. more»

Keynote speakers named for Private Forest Landowners Conference

March 1, 2013

A well-known conservationist and a prominent ecologist will offer keynote addresses at Penn State's first statewide Private Forest Landowners Conference.
To be held May 10-11 at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, the event will be hosted by the College of Agricultural Sciences' Center for Private Forests. more»

Student Stories: Environmental major has Mozambique memory

March 1, 2013

Laura Davis had dreamed of traveling to Africa for years. So in May 2012, she jumped at the chance to embark on a journey to South Africa and Mozambique offered through a Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences natural resources embedded course. The trip was a life-changing experience.

Students recognized for Critical Language Scholarship experiences

February 26, 2013

The Critical Language Scholarship Program provides fully-funded, group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for U.S. students. The program is part of a U.S. government effort to dramatically expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical-need foreign languages.

The sweet spot: Inside Penn State's Berkey Creamery

February 26, 2013

A lot goes into making the delicious Penn State Creamery's ice cream—milk, cane sugar, nuts, chocolate, fresh fruit and more.
But an unexpected ingredient is essential to the Berkey Creamery’s ability to churn out some 750,000 cones per year: a generous dose of state-of-the-art technology.

DEP Takes Home Energy Exhibit To Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show March 1-10

February 26, 2013

The Department of Environmental Protection will display its new interactive “DEP at Home” exhibit during the Pittsburgh Home and Garden Show at the David L. more»

Covanta Energy Launches Energy-From-Waste App

February 25, 2013

Ever wonder what it might be like to turn waste into energy, rather than sending it to an overflowing landfill? Well, users of iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices will now have the chance to find out through a fun and educational simulated game experience. more»

Senate Budget Hearing: DCNR Has $1 Billion Maintenance Backlog

February 25, 2013

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard Allan told the Senate Appropriations Committee Monday a recently updated inventory identified a $1 billion backlog in maintenance projects for State Parks and State Forests. more»

Manufacturer donations benefit students with machinery interests

February 22, 2013

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- A donation of machines from a major farm-equipment manufacturer will enhance hands-on learning for Penn State students in the colleges of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering.

Best Practices in Marcellus Shale Education Agenda March 18 and 19, 2013

February 22, 2013

The Paleontological Research Institution and the Cornell Cooperative Extension Marcellus Outreach Team will be hosting a conference on best practices in Marcellus Shale Education March 18 & 19, 2013 in Ithaca. more»

Help Wanted: Capital RC&D Tillage Survey Interns

February 22, 2013

The Capital Area Resource Conservation and Development Area Council is seeking candidates for 4 or 5 intern positions to help with its 2013 Conservation Tillage Survey.  The application deadline is April 15.  Click Here for details.

2013 Trout In The Classroom Grant Applications Now Being Accepted

February 22, 2013

The PA Trout Unlimited is now accepting applications for its 2013 Trout in the Classroom Grants  for the 2013-2014 school year  Applications are due March 30. more»

Cattleman's event covers animal ID, beef consumer issues, sire selection

February 21, 2013

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. -- Animal identification and traceability, a new generation of beef consumers, and selecting sires for grass-fed beef production will be among topics covered at the upcoming Cattleman's College Conference.

Senate Budget Hearing: DEP Eliminated 40% Of Permit Backlog So Far

February 21, 2013

Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Michael Krancer told the Senate Appropriations Committee Thursday his agency reduced the backlog of permit applications from a high of 11,000 permits to just over 6,000 as a result of using uniform permit processing procedures and getting rid of the inactive or unwanted permits in the backlog. more»

DCNR Accepting Applications For Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants

February 21, 2013

With the approach of spring and the increased risk of forest and brush fires across the state, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced federal grants again are available to help Pennsylvania’s rural communities better guard against the threat of fires in forested, undeveloped and unprotected areas through the more»

Master Watershed Steward Program Seeking Volunteers In Lehigh Valley

February 21, 2013

Pennsylvania’s first Master Watershed Steward Program will be piloted in the Lehigh Valley in 2013 as a collaborative effort between Penn State Extension, the Watershed Coalition of the Lehigh Valley, the more»

DEP Secretary: Third Year In Row Without Proposing Layoffs At DEP

February 20, 2013

Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Michael Krancer told the House Appropriations Committee Wednesday he thought DEP’s budget was adequate to accomplish its mission and in-fact in some areas his agency’s budget was trending in an upward direction. more»

DEP Awards Watershed Restoration Grants, Only Half The Amount Awarded In 2002

February 19, 2013

The Department of Environmental Protection Tuesday announced it will invest more than $18.7 million in watershed protection projects intended to improve watersheds, stormwater runoff, acid mine drainage and educational programs, among other environmental efforts. more»

Senate Changes DEP Budget Hearing Date/Time

February 19, 2013

The Senate Appropriations Committee has changed the budget hearing date/time for the Department of Environmental Protection.  It will now be Thursday, Feb. 21 at 1:00.   There is NO CHANGE in the House Appropriations Committee budget hearing on DEP.  It is Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 9:30.

New approach alters malaria maps

February 19, 2013

Identifying areas of malarial infection risk depends more on daily temperature variation than on the average monthly temperatures, according to a team of researchers, who believe that their results may also apply to environmentally temperature-dependent organisms other than the malaria parasite.

Malaria infection risk influenced by daily temperature variations

February 19, 2013

Identifying areas of malarial infection risk depends more on daily temperature variation than on the average monthly temperatures, according to a team of researchers, who believe that their results may also apply to environmentally temperature-dependent organisms other than the malaria parasite.

Ag cooperative trade organization creates two Penn State scholarships

February 19, 2013

The Mid-Atlantic Alliance of Cooperatives has established two endowed scholarships to benefit students in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Students to host 16th annual environmental science symposium

February 19, 2013

Graduate and undergraduate students will have a chance to showcase their work in the environmental sciences at the 16th annual Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Student Symposium March 15-16 at Penn State University Park.

Penn State turf students place high in national competition

February 18, 2013

Three teams of Penn State students recently competed in the Sports Turf Managers Student Challenge, and two earned top-three finishes in their divisions.

Land-use webinar offered by Penn State Extension on Feb. 20

February 18, 2013

A Web-based seminar focusing on limitations in municipal land-use authority will be offered by Penn State Extension at noon and 7 p.m. Feb. 20.

Student Stories: Food Science major returns to France

February 18, 2013

Penn State senior Meghan Kane visited France not once, but twice through programs offered by the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Penn State weed scientist receives national honor

February 18, 2013

 
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- A professor in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is among nearly two dozen individuals honored by the Weed Science Society of America for outstanding contributions to the field of weed science.

Microbes team up to boost plants' stress tolerance

February 17, 2013

While most farmers consider viruses and fungi potential threats to their crops, these microbes can help wild plants adapt to extreme conditions, according to a Penn State virologist.

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