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DEP's Abruzzo Responds On Climate Change

December 6, 2013

After his confirmation hearing Wednesday, Acting DEP Secretary Chris Abruzzo wrote to Sen. more»

Postponed: Dec. 11 House Committee Hearing On Stream Buffer Bill

December 5, 2013

The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee today postponed its December 11 hearing on House Bill 1565 (Hahn-R-Northampton) prohibiting DEP from mandating the use of stream more»

House Committee Hearing Dec. 11 On Bill Prohibiting Stream Buffer Mandates

December 5, 2013

The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing December 11 on House Bill 1565 (Hahn-R-Northampton) prohibiting DEP from mandating the use of stream buffers to control erosion and sedimentation in High Quality and Exceptional Value Watersheds under C more»

DRBC Updates PCB And pH Water Quality Criteria For Delaware River And Bay

December 5, 2013

The Delaware River Basin Commission Wednesday adopted updated water quality criteria for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the Delaware Estuary and Bay and also for pH in interstate tidal and non-tidal reaches of the main stem Delaware River.The updated PCB criteria for the protection of h more»

DEP Starts Mine Reclamation Projects In Clarion, Jefferson Counties

December 4, 2013

The Department of Environmental Protection Wednesday announced it will start two new mine reclamation projects: one in Knox Township, Jefferson County; and the other in Perry Township, Clarion County.Reclamation of the Brooksville Southeast site, located in Knox Township, Jefferson County, will involve implementation of an erosion and sedimentation control plan that includes more than 195,000 cubi more»

Webinar to examine local economic impacts of shale gas development

December 4, 2013

The economic impact of Marcellus Shale natural gas development in counties where the most drilling is occurring is the subject of a Web-based seminar to be presented by Penn State Extension.

In the case of wholesale food distributors, it's all about location

December 4, 2013

In all but the shortest supply chains, food travels through wholesale distribution centers on its way from farm to consumer, and the location of these distributors can have a big impact on the efficiency of a food system. more»

CBF: New Chesapeake Bay Barometer Shows We Have Work To Do

December 4, 2013

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Senior Water Quality Scientist Beth McGee issued this statement Tuesday following the release of the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Bay Barometer on Tuesday.“This report is a sobering reminder that al more»

In Memorium: Bruce Leavitt Consulting Hydrogeologist, Mine Drainage Treatment Pioneer

December 3, 2013

On December 1 the Abandoned Mine Reclamation community lost a long-time friend, supporter, and mentor. more»

DEP: Air Quality Action Day Dec. 4 For Susquehanna Valley, Lehigh Valley, Southeast PA

December 3, 2013

The Department of Environmental Protection and its partners have issued an Air Quality Action Day for December 4 in the Susquehanna Valley Lehigh Valley and Southeastern Pennsylvania.  Click Here for details.

Penn State, Cornell partner on vegetable, small-fruit programs

December 3, 2013

Vegetable and small-fruit growers will have a chance to gain knowledge that can enhance their operations during a series of monthly, Web-based seminars that will kick off Dec. 18. more»

Musser Gap Greenway To Connect State College, Rothrock State Forest In 2014

December 3, 2013

The ClearWater Conservancy and Penn State University Tuesday announced construction is under way on the first phase of the new Musser Gap Greenway, a recreational connection between Rothrock State Fores more»

DCNR Receives Clean Audit In Use Of Federal Emergency Cleanup Funds

December 3, 2013

Acting Secretary Ellen Ferretti Tuesday announced the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has received a clean audit from the federal government related to the expenditure of $33.6 million it received for cleanup related to three disasters between 2004 and 2006.“Cleaning up from these disasters was a more»

Penn State Extension Marcellus Shale Webinars Dec. 10, 19, More Scheduled In 2014

December 3, 2013

The Penn State Marcellus Education Team will be holding two webinars this month looking at a recently published paper on economic activity and drilling and pipeline cuttings reuse---- December 10 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.  “Marcellus Shale and Local Economic Activity:  What the 2012 Pennsylvania State Tax Data Say” will be held from  Dec. more»

PA Farm Show Set For January 4-11 In Harrisburg

December 3, 2013

Agriculture Secretary George Greig this week invited Pennsylvanians to celebrate agriculture during the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show, January 4-11 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg.The eight-day show, themed “Pennsylvania Farms: Growing for You,” features 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial ex more»

Companies could make the switch to wood power

December 3, 2013

Some companies could economically convert their operations to wood boilers for heat and power, according to a team of forestry researchers.

DEP Declares Air Quality Action Day In Susquehanna Valley, Southeast PA and Lehigh Valley

December 2, 2013

The Department of Environmental Protection and its local partners have declared Tuesday an Air Quality Action Day in the Susquehanna Valley, Southeast PA and the Lehigh Valley.  Click Here for details.

DCNR Acquires 486-Acre Tract For Addition To Delaware State Forest

December 2, 2013

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources officials Monday hailed acquisition of the 486-acre former Rock Hill Scout Camp in Pike County that will boost size of the Delaware State Forest to more than 85,000 acres.“Although bordered on two sides by Delaware State Forest, these lands are feeling the mounting pressure of more»

PPL Holtwood Hydroelectric Facility Doubles Capacity

December 2, 2013

PPL Holtwood Monday announced completion of a new, 125-megawatt powerhouse at its Holtwood hydroelectric facility along the Susquehanna River in Lancaster County.The powerhouse is part of a $440 million expansion project to boost the plant's generating capacity and improve fish passage over the century-old dam. more»

Natural Gas Utilities, Experts Brief PUC On Winter Supply Levels

December 2, 2013

As winter weather makes its way across the state, the Public Utility Commission Monday released the winter readiness overviews from the state’s natural gas distribution companies and industry experts.For the 2013-14 winter heating season, the NGDCs expect natural gas supplies to be adequate for the expected demand in the 2013-14 winter heating season. more»

106 Acres Of Woodland Preserved In Erie By Foundation For Sustainable Forests

December 1, 2013

The Foundation for Sustainable Forests has acquired and permanently protected 106 acres of woodland in Girard Township, Erie County.The tract, located off South Creek Road just west of State Road near the Borough of Platea, holds tributaries to Little Elk Creek and is an important forest reserve in an area under increasing pressure from more»

PUC Urges Consumers To Add Shopping For Electricity, Natural Gas To Holiday List

November 27, 2013

Whether braving the crowds on Black Friday or surfing the web for deals on Cyber Monday, the Public Utility Commission Wednesday reminded consumers to add shopping for electricity or natural gas to the list.“This weekend has become synonymous with shopping for bargains and we encourage consumers to extend that idea to their electric and natural gas utilities,” said PUC Chairman Robert F. more»

Join The Pennsylvania Wilds Artisan Trail

November 27, 2013

If you are a fine artist or craft artisan living in the Pennsylvania Wilds region you are encourage to apply to be part of the PA Wilds Artisan Trail. more»

DCNR Issues New Guidelines To Help With Trail Planning, Building

November 27, 2013

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resource Wednesday announced the release of just issued “Pennsylvania Trail Design and Development Issues: Guidelines for Sustainable, Non-motorized Trails.” This 254-page manual will help communities and organizations with planning, design, construction and manage more»

State Forest Districts Opening Additional Roads To Hunters

November 27, 2013

When a new season begins Monday for Pennsylvania deer hunters, new hunting grounds will be available to them through additional state forest roads in 18 of the 20 state forest districts."When hunters seeking white-tailed deer head out for the opening of the state's traditional season they will find more than 90 percent of more»

PA Parks And Forests Foundation Joins The National Giving Tuesday Movement

November 27, 2013

Those looking for an alternative to Black Friday shopping this year have a new way to channel the holiday spirit to the Pennsylvania state parks and forests they love. more»

10,000 Friends Of PA Salutes New Transportation Funding Bill

November 27, 2013

10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania issued the following statement on the passage and signing into law of the transportation funding bill this week.--“10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania commends the Republican and Democratic leadership of the Pennsylvania General Assembly for reaching a reasonable compromise and passing the transportation bill, more»

American Farmland Trust: As You Give Thanks, Tell Congress To Protect Farmland

November 27, 2013

Andrew McElwaine, President and CEO of the American Farmland Trust, issued the following statement on the status of negotiations in Congress on the federal Farm Bill as Americans sit down to their Thanksgiving dinners--“Congressional negotiators are working on the final phase of the 2013 Farm Bill, and everything is on the negotiating table.“The American more»

Senate Committee To Consider Nominations Of Ferretti, Abruzzo Dec. 4

November 26, 2013

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee is scheduled to meet on December 4 to consider the nominations of Ellen Ferretti as Secretary of Conservation and Natural Resources and Chris Abruzzo as Secretary of Environmental Protection. Gov. more»

Growing Greener Coalition Celebrates Marcellus Legacy Fund Grants

November 26, 2013

The PA Growing Greener Coalition Tuesday celebrated the approval of more than $28 million in Marcellus Legacy Fund grants to support recreation and critical land and water protection efforts throughout the state. more»

Help Wanted: Pittsburgh Outdoor Classroom Seeking Educators

November 26, 2013

The Outdoor Classroom is located in the South Hills of Pittsburgh is currently seeking Environmental Educators for a variety of positions including 1 full time and 1 part time positions, an 8.5 month position and multiple seasonal and casual positions. more»

DEP Extends Comment Period On Delta Thermo Air Quality Permit In Allentown

November 26, 2013

The Department of Environmental Protection Tuesday announced it will extend the public comment period for the draft air-quality plan approval for Delta Thermo Energy’s proposed waste-to-energy plant in Allentown until December 16.“This proposal has attracted considerable attention and we want to hear from those who have something to say,” Northeast Regiona more»

Student Stories: Environmental major studies marine issues in Bonaire

November 26, 2013

Alexandra Lukasiewicz got an up-close look at the oceans' mysteries while she studied abroad in Bonaire.

Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Workshops Set In Butler, Clinton, Erie, Jefferson Counties

November 25, 2013

The Department of Environmental Protection invites fleet managers in northwest and northcentral Pennsylvania to attend one of four upcoming Natural Gas Vehicle Grant workshops being offered in December.The free workshops are scheduled for Butler, Clinton, Erie and Jefferson count more»

DEP Announces Proposed Consent Decree With Drilling Wastewater Treatment Company

November 25, 2013

The Department of Environmental Protection Monday announced it has reached a proposed consent decree with Waste Treatment Corporation that addresses adverse impacts to the Allegheny River caused by the company’s treatment and discharge of drilling operation wastewater.The proposed consent decree must go through a 30-day public comment period before Com more»

Vote Now For Pennsylvania’s 2014 River Of The Year

November 25, 2013

The public is invited to vote online for the 2014 Pennsylvania River of the Year now through December 27, choosing from among five waterways nominated across the state: Schuylkill in eastern Pennsylvania; Kiskiminetas-Conemaugh rivers in the southwest; Ohio in the west; Brodhead Creek Watershed in the northeast; and West Branch of the Susquehanna in t more»

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