The Penn State Agricultural Safety and Health Program has developed a 62-page best practices manual to help biomass producers proactively address hazards and risk in biomass operations.
The pictures of tree fruit and berries in the nursery catalogs make my mouth water for the delicious sweet fruit.
This week many of us will be making New Year’s resolutions. While it’s good to set goals, often we fall short of following through on our resolutions.
A new online graphical data tool that provides annual summaries of nutrient and sediment concentrations and loads and streamflow information is now available from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
A new interactive mapping tool predicts likely concentrations for 108 pesticides in streams and rivers across the Nation.
On November 16, 2015, the Newville Borough Water And Sewer Authority (NWSA) received final approval from PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for its Source Water Protection Plan. Newville is a borough in western Cumberland County. The limestone formations in the Cumberland Valley provide abundant but shallow groundwater that interacts with streams and moves quickly in complicated paths underground.
Forests and other natural landscapes play a vital role in providing abundant and clean groundwater and surface water. On November 18, 2015, Bryan Swistock, a Water Resources Extension Specialist in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at Penn State University, presented an online webinar on The Importance of Forests to Clean Water.
DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn has announced that improvements are being made to its Watershed Education program that is intended to give children in grades 6-12 a knowledge base on water-related issues in the hope they will become future community leaders.
This article is the first in a four-part series looking at LNG in a national and global perspective. Part one looks at what LNG is and its significance in the energy industry.
Keeping honeybees healthy has become a challenge for beekeepers. One main reason is a threat that has been wiping out bees since the late 1980s: the varroa mite. But one beekeeper in PA might have a solution: raising bees that demonstrated a unique, mite-fighting grooming behavior.
Food trends are constantly on the move - whether the trend is toward an individual food, such as acai, or a group of foods, such as ancient grains or sprouted grains, it can take you on a new journey in taste and nutrition! Even the "how" of food production, consumption and delivery follows trends - jump on board for a short tour!
Evaluating the Body Condition Score (BCS) of individual females in your cowherd will go a long way in determining how you feed your herd during the winter months. Many producers skip this important management tool simply because it takes time and it's difficult to keep records. Now there is new technology available which can make the process simple.
EHV-1: Can cause four manifestations of disease in horses, including neurological form, respiratory disease, abortion and neonatal death.
Considering a New Year's Resolution? Make a resolution you can keep and benefit from. Be more involved in your professional association!
Horses have two natural defenses against cold; a long hair coat and a layer of fat beneath the skin. Both provide an excellent means of insulation against the cold.
Congress has passed a tax extender bill called the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 that includes several provisions important to the horse industry and supported by the American Horse Council.
The PA Horse World Expo (March 3-6) will bring the nation’s leading equestrian clinicians and entertainers to Harrisburg for four days of education, entertainment and shopping.
Congress has passed and the President has signed a multi-year national highway bill known as the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or the FAST Act. The bill reauthorizes the Federal Highway Administration’s Recreational Trails Program (RTP) for the next five years and provides $85 million annually for the program.
Pennsylvania is one of two states without statewide standards for the construction of private water wells. Bills have been introduced in the current legislative session to develop these standards for new private water wells in Pennsylvania based on best practices developed by groundwater professionals and used in most states. Bucks, Chester, and Montgomery Counties and a few townships and boroughs throughout the state do have well construction standards.
A study looks to provide quantitative data on the influence DOE has had on oil and gas innovations by looking at patent data.