A new, web-based interactive tool has been developed to increase access to the Department of Interior (DOI) Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration (NRDAR) Program information.
Water and atmospheric processes are inseparable. Now, there is a supercomputer model that couples climate and hydrodynamic factors for the Great Lakes region. The new model will be useful for climate predictions, habitat modeling for invasive species, oil spill mitigation and other environmental research.
The Penn State Extension Water Resources Team has released a new “LearnNow” video on Protecting Your Water Well. LearnNow videos are short, narrated PowerPoint presentations that are new learning tool being utilized by Penn State Extension.
Naturally occurring chemicals found in road salts commonly used to de-ice paved surfaces can alter the sex ratios in nearby frog populations, a phenomenon that could reduce the size and viability of species populations, according to a new study.
For years, public health experts have warned against eating certain kinds of fish, including tuna, that tend to accumulate mercury. Still, tuna consumption provides more mercury to U.S. consumers than any other source. But recently, as industry cuts down on its mercury emissions, research has found mercury concentrations in some fish are dropping. The latest study, published in Environmental Science & Technology, reports that this is the case for prized Atlantic bluefin tuna.
As dramatic weather events increase, pest pressure intensifies, and local markets vitalize, berry growers are looking for ways to protect their crop and lengthen their season.
The Penn State Extension Tree Fruit team has created new videos for Spanish speaking fruit growers.
We collected date on performance of sixteen cultivars or advanced selections of strawberries in the second harvest year of a matted-row trial. Some were great, and others had a few issues.
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Eleven 4-H’ers represented Pennsylvania in four different contest areas at the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference held at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville, KY on November 17, with the Pennsylvania Poultry Judging Team from Montgomery County taking first place overall.
More than a dozen members of Penn State’s Positive Energy student group cleaned up areas of Cross Creek Park in Washington County, Pennsylvania, in a partnership with the natural gas company Range Resources.
In celebration of National Drinking Water Week, Penn State Extensions Master Well Owner Network and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection along with numerous other sponsors invite you to submit abstracts for the 2017 Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium.
In general, apples matured slightly earlier than normal this year.
The Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention is just around the corner. Our key out of state speakers will be Phil Schwallier from Michigan State and Guido Schnabel from Clemson.
Agricultural businesses and pesticide applicators in 15 counties can dispose of unwanted pesticides safely and easily in 2017 through the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s CHEMSWEEP program.
In April 2017, L & E Stover Enterprises will hold their first SawBOSS course and will teach 8 participants the most effective chainsaw safety skills, provide teaching materials and instructional approaches, and certify instructors for 3 years.
About one third of the households in York and Lancaster Counties are served by a private water system (wells or springs). Penn State Extension held Home Water and Septic System Workshops to assist homeowners in understanding, testing and maintaining these important systems.
Researchers who work in wetlands in Michigan are taking a new approach to invasive plants. Instead of removing plants like phragmites and switchgrass, they’re harvesting them. They say these plants are a threat to biodiversity, but they can benefit farmers and even power homes.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has detected a new record-high level of radon and is once again encouraging state residents to test their homes for this radioactive gas, a leading cause of lung cancer.
Using 20 years of data from federal and state agencies, a fisheries biologist and a scholar are tracking how land use changes have impacted the water quality and aquatic life in lakes and streams in northeastern South Dakota. These environmental impacts can put pressure on aquatic ecosystems that, in the short term, can have a more dramatic effect than climate change.