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Penn State places 6th in U.S. National Collegiate Soil Judging Contest

June 3, 2013

A Penn State student team recently placed sixth at the National Collegiate Soil Judging Contest in Wisconsin.

Webinar to examine effect of shale-gas development on rural roads

June 3, 2013

The impact that natural-gas development in deep shale formations has on rural Pennsylvania roads will be the focus of a free, Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.

Pasto Agricultural Museum to be open for events in May, June

June 3, 2013

The Pasto Agricultural Museum will be open for two upcoming public events that bring the Ag Progress Days grounds, where it is located, to life this spring.

Online beekeeping course receives international recognition

May 31, 2013

A Web-based Penn State Extension course designed to help beginning and experienced beekeepers gain the knowledge they need to be successful has been recognized for online excellence. Beekeeping 101 was named an official honoree in the 2013 Webby Awards. The course was one of 11 honorees in the Education category.

CBF Disappointed By EPA Action On Lower Susquehanna River

May 9, 2013

Harry Campbell, Pennsylvania Executive Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation issued this statement following the Environmental Protection more»

Van Saun receives 2013 Excellence in Academic Advising Award

May 31, 2013

Robert Van Saun, professor of veterinary science in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, has been selected to receive the college's 2013 Excellence in Academic Advising Award.

Webinar to examine environmentally sustainable stormwater management

May 30, 2013

Penn State Extension will offer a Web-based seminar focusing on low-impact development, a stormwater-management strategy designed to mitigate the impacts of increased runoff and resulting pollution.

Mysterious insect to emerge in parts of Pennsylvania

May 30, 2013

One of the world's most mysterious insects is about to invade the skies over wooded areas in eastern Pennsylvania and other states, but an expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences says it's not a cause for alarm. Residents of 17 Pennsylvania counties soon will see an emergence of periodical cicadas, commonly but mistakenly called 17-year locusts.

Student Stories: 'Bird scientist' does unique work in Hawaii

May 28, 2013

Mike Lohr early on knew exactly what he wanted to be. When he was a kid, he called it a "bird scientist." Now he knows the proper title is avian ecologist. The 2005 Penn State alumnus currently is involved in a groundbreaking conservation project at the Ka'ena Point Coastal Reserve in Hawaii.

Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Grants Now Available

May 6, 2013

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will award between $8 million and $10 million late this summer in grants from its Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund for projects that restore h more»

Bonnie Ford accepts the 2012 Dairy Laboratory of the Year Award

May 3, 2013

Bonnie Ford, quality assurance laboratory specialist in Penn State's Department of Food Science, recently accepted the 2012 Dairy Laboratory of the Year Award from the Pennsylvania Association of Milk, Food, and Environmental Sanitarians. Ford is responsible for the operation of the Berkey Creamery's Dairy Testing Laboratory.

Bonnie Ford accepts the 2013 Dairy Laboratory of the Year Award

May 28, 2013

Bonnie Ford, quality assurance laboratory specialist in Penn State's Department of Food Science, recently accepted the 2013 Dairy Laboratory of the Year Award from the Pennsylvania Association of Milk, Food, and Environmental Sanitarians. Ford is responsible for the operation of the Berkey Creamery's Dairy Testing Laboratory.

Number of foodborne illness cases largely unchanged in U.S.

May 23, 2013

Recently released reports about the frequency of foodborne illness -- commonly known as food poisoning -- show that the risks have not changed much in recent years, according to an expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

DEP Releases Susquehanna River Sampling Report

May 2, 2013

The Department of Environmental Protection Thursday released the 2012 Sus more»

Penn State to host international conference on pollinator health

May 22, 2013

With populations of wild and domesticated pollinators, such as honeybees, in decline, some of the world's foremost scientists in the field will converge on Penn State this summer to discuss the latest research aimed at understanding and overcoming challenges to pollinator health. more»

Senate Environmental Committee To Consider Natural Gas Service Expansion Bills

April 29, 2013

On May 1 the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee meets to consider Senate Bill 738 (Yaw-R-Lycoming) providing for natural gas distribution system extension, expansion plans, more»

DEP Announces Air Quality Awareness Week

April 29, 2013

Pennsylvania will join states across the nation this week in recognizing April 29 through May 3 as Air Quality Awareness Week. more»

CED major, honors student named College of Ag outstanding senior

May 22, 2013

A community, environment and development major who is a Schreyer Honors College student has been named the outstanding senior in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences Class of 2013.

Changing cellulose-forming process may tap plants' biofuel potential

April 26, 2013

Changing the way a plant forms cellulose may lead to more efficient, less expensive biofuel production, according to Penn State engineers. "What every biofuel manufacturer wants to do is to get to the sugars," said Jeffrey Catchmark, associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering. "But the structure of cellulose itself can be an obstacle."

Lecture to look at 'Organic Price Premiums and Healthy Food Choices'

April 26, 2013

Edward Jaenicke, associate professor of agricultural economics at Penn State, will give a lecture, "Report from a USDA/ERS Research Sabbatical: Organic Price Premiums and Healthy Food Choices" from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, in 215 Armsby Building.

Cattle expert: New livestock identification regulations not burdensome

April 26, 2013

The new livestock identification program recently launched by the federal government should not place a significant burden on producers in Pennsylvania or the East, according to an expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Student Stories: Environmental major experiences the Alps

April 26, 2013

Environmental resource management might sound like a white-collar desk job to most, but to Tyler Yost, it is much more. Last summer he studied abroad in Germany, where he had the opportunity to put his Penn State education to practical use.

Heard on Campus: David Wallinga of the Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy

April 25, 2013

"The most affordable foods, the most inflation-resistant foods, the most accessible foods are the least healthy foods. ... more»

Green thumbs gear up for gardening extravaganza

April 25, 2013

It's time to plant, prune, prepare beds and spruce up the landscape. Residents from around the region can get a head start by visiting the Garden Fair and Plant Sale hosted by Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Centre County on May 18 at the Ag Progress Days site at Rock Springs.

DPW Offers Grants To Improve Childhood Environmental Health

April 25, 2013

The Department of Public Welfare is offering $200,000 in mini-grants to child care centers to work toward achieving higher quality environmental health standards. more»

DEP’s Live Harrisburg Peregrine Falcon Banding Set For May 21

April 25, 2013

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 21. more»

CBF Report: We Know Enough To Act To Protect Smallmouth Bass

April 25, 2013

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation Thursday issued a special report on smallmouth bass fish kills in the lower Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay watershed concl more»

DCNR, CONSOL Agreement To Repair Mining Damage To Ryerson Station State Park

April 24, 2013

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Wednesday announced it has reached a settlement with CONSOL Energy, Inc. more»

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