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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.

Key to cleaner environment may be right beneath our feet

February 17, 2013

While many people recognize that clean water and air are signs of a healthy ecosystem, most do not realize that a critical part of the environment is right beneath their feet, according to a Penn State hydrologist.

DEP Major Permitting Efficiency Improvements "Stunning"

February 14, 2013

The Department of Environmental Protection Thursday released the results of the first of four quarterly reports detailing progress under the new more»

Wild plants are infected with many viruses and still thrive

February 13, 2013

Researchers have studied viruses as agents of disease in humans, domestic animals and plants, but a study of plant viruses in the wild may point to a more cooperative, benevolent role of the microbe, according to a Penn State virologist.

SRBC Issues State Of Susquehanna Report, Flood Gage Funding In Doubt

February 13, 2013

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission Wednesday issued a State of the Susquehanna report showing trends in water use, drinking water, stormwater, aquatic habitat and other key water resource indicators. more»

Nominations Invited For Champions Of PA Wilds Awards

February 13, 2013

The Pennsylvania Wilds Planning Team wants to recognize individuals, groups, organizations or businesses that have done outstanding work in the last year to help grow and sustainably develop the outdoor recreation econo more»

DCNR Invites Students To Apply For Summer Environmental Careers Camp

February 7, 2013

Young Pennsylvanians interested in pursuing environmental careers are invited to apply by April 15 for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ summer residential camp in July. more»

Webinar to highlight best shale gas extraction conservation practices

February 7, 2013

The best conservation practices for shale-gas extraction will be the focus of a free, Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension at 1 p.m. on Feb. 21....

Registration open for May 8 Pa. Groundwater Symposium

February 7, 2013

In observance of National Drinking Water Week, Penn State Extension and the state Department of Environmental Protection are collaborating with numerous other sponsors to offer the 2013 Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium. Scheduled for May 8 at Penn State's University Park campus, registration for the event now is open. ...

Thursday NewsClips

February 7, 2013

Poll Position: A Franklin & Marshall Poll released today, but taken before Feb. 3,  found 26 percent of voters felt Gov. Corbett is doing a good or excellent job, the lowest job performance for a sitting governor in the history of the F&M poll. more»

Accounting students preparing tax returns for local families

February 6, 2013

Accounting students in the Penn State Smeal College of Business begin work today as greeters and tax preparers for the Penn State Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

VITA is a nationwide, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sponsored program that provides free tax preparation to low income, special needs and senior citizen taxpayers. ...

Nominate Your Keystone Fund Project To Celebrate 20 Years Of Recreation Funding

February 6, 2013

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund, conservation groups are asking for sponsors of Keystone Fund projects to submit nominations for special recognition at a ceremony on March 18 in the Capitol Building, Har more»

Social media abuzz about how to breed super queen bees

February 6, 2013

While honey bee populations dwindle across the globe, Penn State researchers aim to use communication technologies to spread revolutionary beekeeping techniques that will help offset the effects of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).

CCD is an epidemic that started making headlines in 2006 when beekeepers began reporting unusual losses of 30-90 ...

Computer modeling breaks new ground in study of root architecture

February 6, 2013

The UN estimates that one in every seven people around the world are hungry. Fortunately, Jonathan Lynch uses information technology (IT) to get to the root of this problem.

Lynch is a professor of plant nutrition in the College of Agricultural Sciences. His research focuses on plant root architecture, and how the study of plant roots can ...

Susquehanna Greenway Multi-Agency Grants Workshop Feb. 19 Sunbury

February 6, 2013

The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership is hosting a multi-agency grants workshop on February 19 from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the Degenstein Community Library, 40 South 5th St., Sunbury.  The registration deadline is February 15. more»

Registration Now Open For Ohio River Regional Trail Symposium March 8

February 5, 2013

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council announced Tuesday registration is now open for the 2013 Forks of the Ohio River Regional Trail Symposium to be held on March 8 at the Pittsburgh Marriott North, 100 Cranberry Woods Dr., Cranberr more»

Public Urged To Contact Congress And EPA Over Susquehanna River Impairment

February 5, 2013

The Fish and Boat Commission is urging anglers and boaters throughout the Susquehanna River watershed to contact their members of Congress to demand action to fix the Susquehanna River. more»

DEP, DCNR Secretaries Respond To Concerns About Budget Cuts

February 5, 2013

On Tuesday DEP Secretary Michael Krancer and DCNR Secretary Richard Allan sent a letter to PA Environment Digest responding to an article entitled, “Growing Leaner: Shrinking Commitment to the Environment Over Last 10 Year more»

Corbett Proposes $10 Million Increase In Farmland Preservation, DEP Staff Cuts

February 5, 2013

Gov. Tom Corbett Tuesday proposed an FY 2013-14 budget which increases farmland preservation by $10 million to $35 million, but would eliminate an additional 40 positions from the Department of Environmental Protection. more»

Corbett Proposes FY 2013-14 State Budget As Hope For Pennsylvania’s Future

February 5, 2013

Gov. Tom Corbett Tuesday presented his 2013-14 budget to the General Assembly, telling lawmakers that thanks to two years of fiscal restraint, Pennsylvania is now on a solid financial footing for the future. more»

Expert: Key to avoiding norovirus is frequent hand washing

February 1, 2013

A new strain of norovirus, known as GII.4 Sydney 2012, is making the rounds this winter, causing a significant number of acute outbreaks. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it has become the dominant strain, causing more than 140 reported outbreaks in the United States this year.

People should try to limit their ...

DEP To Propose Increase In Marcellus Shale Drilling Permit Fees In 2013

February 1, 2013

The Governor’s Office published its semi-annual Regulatory Agenda listing regulations various agencies have under development on February 2 (PA Bulletin page 765)    more»

DEP Accepting Applications For Mine Map Grant Program

February 1, 2013

Applications for the 2013 Mine Map Grant Program are now available from the Department of Environmental Protection.  The deadline for applications is March 15. (formal notice) more»

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