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2017

Pennsylvanians Can't Wait for Clean Water. The State Must Act Now: Editorial
May 22, 2017
When you turn on the kitchen faucet at home, you count on a couple of things: First, that the water will flow freely. And second, that it's going to be clean and safe for you and your family to drink.
Penn State Extension Webinar Discusses Nature’s Financial Benefits
May 22, 2017
What is nature worth? Does it have a hidden value beyond the beauty and welfare of a community? What are we willing to pay to maintain or enhance our quality of life, health, cost of living and economy that nature provides?
DEP Proposes Plan to Improve Safe Drinking Water Oversight
May 22, 2017
In order to provide mandated protections to public drinking water, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) proposes to increase the number of inspectors who ensure safe drinking water is delivered from the state’s more than 8,500 public water systems to more than 10 million Pennsylvania residents. To fund the positions, DEP proposes a new annual fee and amendments to existing permit fees for public water systems. The proposed fee package will allow DEP to expand the existing drinking water staff complement by more than 50 percent and improve inspection rates of public water systems.
North America's freshwater lakes are getting saltier - Proximity to roads -- and road salt -- predicts escalating salinization
May 22, 2017
North America's freshwater lakes are getting saltier due to development and exposure to road salt. A study of 371 lakes published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports that many Midwestern and Northeastern lakes are experiencing increasing chloride trends, with some 44% of lakes sampled in these regions undergoing long-term salinization.
Drought Indicators Statewide Return to Normal
May 22, 2017
Following a meeting today of the Commonwealth Drought Task Force, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that 19 counties have moved out of drought watch into normal status.
A Green Solution to Stormwater Management
May 22, 2017
As our landscapes grow and develop, the health of our streams and rivers have been impaired. What we do on the land, or what we cover it with, affects the quantity (volume and velocity) and quality (pollutant levels) of the rainfall that enters our waterways; what many call stormwater.
Drought Happens
May 15, 2017
Drought is a regular occurrence somewhere in the United States, even here in Pennsylvania.
'Weather whiplash' triggered by changing climate will degrade Midwest's drinking water
May 15, 2017
New research shows weather whiplash in the American Midwest's agricultural regions will drive the deterioration of water quality, forcing municipalities to seek costly remedies to provide safe drinking water to residents.
Graphene sieve turns seawater into drinking water
May 15, 2017
Graphene-oxide membranes have attracted considerable attention as promising candidates for new filtration technologies. Now the much sought-after development of making membranes capable of sieving common salts has been achieved.
Websites aim to promote planting, protection of trees in Bay region
May 15, 2017
Two new websites will help those working to plant and protect trees throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The Chesapeake Riparian Forest Buffer Network and Chesapeake Tree Canopy Network—both launched through partnerships between the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Forestry Workgroup, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service—were created to help communities meet their forest buffer and tree canopy goals.
Drilling a New or Replacement Well
May 8, 2017
Anyone installing a new well—or replacing an inadequate old system needs to plan carefully to ensure an adequate supply of good-quality water.
Nitrogen, phosphorus from fertilizers and pet waste polluting urban water
May 8, 2017
New research points to lawn fertilizers and pet waste as the dominant sources of nitrogen and phosphorus pollutants in seven sub-watersheds of the Mississippi River in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
It's not too late to conserve water resources in rapidly urbanizing areas
May 8, 2017
Despite climate change plus urban growth, study says planning can help. As climate change and population pressure intensify in suburbia, a new study by a watershed scientist suggests that threats such as water shortages and poor quality can be met if managers begin to act now. He modeled how this watershed is going to look in the next 90 years taking both into account.
Light rain can spread soil bacteria far and wide, study finds
May 8, 2017
Global precipitation may account for 1 to 25 percent of bacteria emitted from land. A good rain can have a cleansing effect on the land. But a new study reports that, under just the right conditions, rain can also be a means of spreading bacteria. Using high-resolution imaging, researchers observed the effect of raindrops falling on dry soil laden with bacteria.
Water filter from wood offers portable, eco-friendly purification in emergencies
May 8, 2017
What can the forests of Scandinavia possibly offer to migrants in faraway refugee camps? Clean water may be one thing, suggests a new report.
Private Water System Education Workshop Held in York County
May 1, 2017
About one third of the households in York County are served by a private water system (wells or springs). Penn State Extension conducts Home Water and Septic System Workshops to assist homeowners in understanding, testing and maintaining these important systems.
Decline in hemlock forests linked to changes in water resources, study shows
May 1, 2017
An insect infestation that is killing hemlock trees in New England forests is having a significant impact on the water resources of forested ecosystems that provide essential water supplies to one of the nation's most populous regions, suggests new research.
Gardening worms, climate change undermine natural coastal protection
May 1, 2017
Dikes could be lower if they are protected against the waves by grassy marshes. But the protective salt marsh grass is struggling, not only due to increasingly stronger waves, but also to the superfood diet of ragworms. These sophisticated gardeners turn inedible, tough grass seeds into succulent, nutritious sprouts in their burrows. These cultivation techniques prevent many seeds from growing into salt marsh vegetation, thus undermining the use of salt marshes for 'natural' coastal protection.
Twelve States Earn Failing Grades For Lead In School Water
May 1, 2017
A new report shines a light on lead-contamination of drinking water in schools, highlighting how poor policymaking at the state and federal level poses a threat to children in various states.
Cool insights for a hot world: trees and forests recycle water
May 1, 2017
Anyone who has walked outside on a sunny day knows that forests and trees matter for temperature, humidity and wind speed. Planting trees speaks to concerns about climate change, but the directly important aspects of the tree-climate relationships have so far been overlooked in climate policy where it relates to forest.
Webinar Discusses An Inventory of Farm Conservation Practices in Pennsylvania
April 24, 2017
There is much interest into what extent Pennsylvania farmers are using water quality protection practices. Conservation practice adoption is well-documented for practices that are implemented with federal or state financial assistance.
Idaho State University Study Links Nitrate Contamination In Lower Portneuf Valley Watershed To Septic Tanks
April 24, 2017
Idaho State University researchers have established a clear link to septic sources of nitrate contamination in about one-third of the 100 private wells in the Lower Portneuf Valley Watershed sampled for a study.
New breed of supermolecule 'hunts down' harmful drugs, removes them from water
April 24, 2017
An effective, environmentally friendly way to monitor and remove pharmaceuticals from water has been discovered by a team of scientists.
Calculating recharge of groundwater more precisely
April 24, 2017
Current models underestimate role of subsurface heterogeneity, researchers suggest in a new article. Groundwater is a vital resource in many regions around the globe. For managing drinking water, the recharge rate is an important quantity for securing sustainable supplies.
Water and Forest Ecology among Topics at “The Woods in Your Backyard” Workshop in Southwest Pennsylvania
April 17, 2017
Of course trees need water to grow, but woods are equally important to the health of local waterways. Wooded areas reduce stormwater runoff, filter potential pollutants from entering surface water, and enhance aquatic life populations.
Colorado River flows will keep shrinking as climate warms
April 17, 2017
Warming in the 21st century reduced Colorado River flows by at least 0.5 million acre-feet, about the amount of water used by 2 million people for one year, according to new research. Climate change models project increasing temperatures, but future precipitation projections have more uncertainty. A new report, the first to quantify the different effects of temperature and precipitation on recent Colorado River flow, shows as temperature keep increasing, Colorado River flows will keep declining.
Examining Shifts in Stream Microbial Communities Exposed to Oil and Gas Wastewaters
April 17, 2017
Shifts in the overall microbial community structure were present in stream sediments that contained chemicals associated with unconventional oil and gas wastewaters. This work is part of a long-term study designed to understand persistence of chemicals from oil and gas wastewaters in sediments and water and how those factors might be related to exposures and adverse health effects, if any, on organisms
Rusty Crayfish
April 17, 2017
The rusty crayfish is an invasive species that can be found in some rivers and streams in Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. It has a spot on either side of its back that is rusty in color.
USGS Study Identifies Factors Related to Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms
April 17, 2017
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists identified water-quality and environmental factors related to cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms at beaches in Ohio. This information was collected as part of a long-term plan to develop site-specific predictive models for microcystin concentrations.
Drought Warning Lifted For Mifflin, Union Counties, Watch Still In Place For 19 Counties
April 11, 2017
The Commonwealth Drought Task Force Thursday lifted the Drought Warning designation for Mifflin and Union counties, but 19 counties still remain in Drought Watch conditions which call for a 5 percent reduction in water use. In addition, Carbon, Juniata, Monroe, and Schuylkill counties were returned to Normal status.
Science vs. the sea lamprey
April 11, 2017
A promising -- and natural -- solution to curb destructive the sea lamprey population has been developed by a team of researchers.
Keeping Well and Septic System Records
April 11, 2017
If you are on a private well, it is your responsibility to determine the quality of your drinking water. If you have an on-lot sewage disposal system, it is your responsibility to ensure that the system is operating properly.
Preventing lead spread - Engineering team develops new approach to limit water contamination
April 11, 2017
While lead pipes were banned decades ago, they still supply millions of American households with water each day. A team of engineers has developed a new way to track where dangerous lead particles might be transported in the drinking water supply during a common abatement procedure.
DEP: Federal Budget Cuts Will Have Immediate, Devastating Effect In PA
April 11, 2017
StateImpact’s Marie Cusick reported Thursday Acting DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell sent a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt saying the cuts to funding proposed by the Trump administration will have an “immediate and devastating effect” in Pennsylvania.
Stanford scientists map seawater threat to California Central Coast aquifers
April 11, 2017
Researchers from Stanford and the University of Calgary have transformed pulses of electrical current sent 1,000 feet underground into a picture of where seawater has infiltrated freshwater aquifers along the Monterey Bay coastline.
Focus on Aquatic Invasive Species – European Water Chestnut
April 3, 2017
The European Water chestnut has nothing to do with the edible variety. It is a rooted aquatic plant that can dominate ponds, shallow lakes, and rivers.
New York Schools Help Cornell Monitor Local Waterways for Invasive Species
April 3, 2017
Invasive aquatic species like round goby, Asian carp, and sea lamprey are a growing problem in New York State. Their presence impacts water quality, food supply, recreation and tourism, as well as human and animal health. Early detection is a critical first step in monitoring a species' spread and managing responses.
Accounting For Extreme Rainfall
April 3, 2017
A University of Connecticut climate scientist has confirmed that more intense and more frequent severe rainstorms will likely continue as temperatures rise due to global warming, despite some observations that seem to suggest otherwise.
Agriculture: Trump Budget Cuts Could Harm PA Agriculture, Rural Communities
April 3, 2017
The Trump administration’s proposed 21 percent cut to the U.S. Department of Agriculture could cause significant harm to Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry and rural communities, according to state Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. The cuts, he said, could affect everything from the safety of community water systems and the prospects for economic growth in rural communities to funding for important agricultural research projects.
SRBC, DEP Partner On Water Loss Management Training For Drinking Water Systems
April 3, 2017
The Susquehanna River Basin Commission’s Public Water Supply Assistance Program by partnering with the Department of Environmental Protection Operator Outreach Assistance Program to present a three-part instructional series on Water Loss Management in April, July and August.
Wellhead Protection – the Area Around the Well Counts!
March 27, 2017
Inspecting the wellhead (the portion of the well above the ground) and the area around it annually is one of the best actions a well owner can discover potential issues before they become expensive problems and protect their water supply.
New Studies Quantify the Impacts of Water Use on Diversity of Fish and Aquatic Insects in North Carolina Streams
March 27, 2017
The health of fish and aquatic insects could be significantly affected by withdrawals of fresh water from the rivers and streams across North Carolina according to a new scientific assessment.
Over Time, Nuisance Flooding Can Cost More Than Extreme, Infrequent Events
March 27, 2017
Global climate change is being felt in many coastal communities of the United States, not always in the form of big weather disasters but as a steady drip, drip, drip of nuisance flooding. These smaller events can actually be more expensive overall, researchers report.
Winter Precipitation and Forests: Was It Enough?
March 27, 2017
It’s easy to wish for an early end to winter or more bright and sunny days, but don’t malign the importance of those grey wet days, the importance of a decent snowpack, the importance of groundwater, and the impacts we have on water.
Asian Carp and Old Chicago Waterways
March 20, 2017
Asian carp, currently confined to the Mississippi River system, are threatening to invade Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes through the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. Researchers reaffirm that providing safe drinking water to Chicago residents must remain the number one priority; however, the Asian carp must be blocked to prevent them from getting into the Great Lakes.
Focus on Aquatic Invasive Species – What are Asian Carp?
March 20, 2017
Asian carp is a catchall name for four species of carp, silver, bighead, grass, and black carp from Southeast Asia that escaped into the Mississippi river and are now threatening the Great Lakes.
House Bill Would Eliminate Churches, Schools, Camps From Safe Drinking Water Act Putting Federal Primacy At Risk
March 20, 2017
Rep. David Zimmerman (R-Lancaster) Wednesday introduced House Bill 776 that would no longer require thousands of church-owned facilities-- churches, schools, camps and businesses-- with their own water supplies from being required to meet state Safe Drinking Water Act requirements.
Have Fun Learning About Invasive Species With a New Tool from Pennsylvania 4-H
March 20, 2017
Penn State Extension, with funding from the state Department of Agriculture, has created a “fun,” hands-on, interactive curriculum to address the threat of invasive species, to be offered through its Pennsylvania 4-H youth program.
Road Salt Alternatives Alter Aquatic Ecosystems
March 13, 2017
Researchers test effects of common road salt, additives, and alternatives - Organic additives found in road salt alternatives -- such as those used in the commercial products GeoMelt and Magic Salt -- act as a fertilizer to aquatic ecosystems, promoting the growth of algae and organisms that eat algae, according to new research.
Just How Early is Spring Arriving in Your Neighborhood? Find out ...
March 13, 2017
While we've known for a over a decade now that climate change is variably advancing the onset of spring across the United States, a new set of maps from the USGS-led USA National Phenology Network now demonstrates just how ahead of schedule spring is in your precise neck of the woods.
Conference Report Sees Farmers Playing Key Role in Meeting Water-quality Goals
March 13, 2017
Because of a new narrative of stewardship, Pennsylvania farmers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed will be persuaded to look at conservation not as something they have to do but rather something they want to do.
Watershed-friendly Deicing
March 13, 2017
Everyone deals with snow and ice removal in the winter. One popular approach is to apply chemical deicing materials to clear sidewalks, stairs and driveways. But did you know that runoff containing these chemicals can damage our rivers and streams?
DCNR Announces Improvements to Pennsylvania Groundwater Information System
March 9, 2017
To mark National Groundwater Awareness Week, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today announced some improvements to the Pennsylvania Groundwater Information System (PaGWIS).
House DEP Budget Hearing: Safe Drinking Water, Permitting, Pipelines, Chesapeake Bay
March 6, 2017
Acting DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell answered questions before the House Appropriations Committee for 2 hours and 30 minutes Monday on DEP’s budget request touching on deficiencies EPA pointed out in the state’s Safe Drinking Water Program because of budget cuts, permit reviews, the regulation of pipelines, penalty assessments, going beyond federal requirements and meeting Pennsylvania’s obligations under the Chesapeake Bay Program.
Banned Chemicals From the '70s Found in the Deepest Reaches of the Ocean
March 6, 2017
Crustaceans from the deepest ocean trenches found to contain ten times the level of industrial pollution than the average earthworm, scientists have shown.
Fish Diets Switch From Aquatic to Terrestrial Insects in Streams Effected By Metal Contamination
March 6, 2017
Streams and rivers around the world are effected by acidic runoff and metal contamination. This can occur through natural processes caused by the action of wind, water, and air reacting with previously buried minerals and metals present in streams and their watersheds as well as activities associated with historical and ongoing mining activities.
Potter County is Implementing Their Source Water Protection Plan
March 6, 2017
Potter County takes the protection of their public drinking water very seriously. They were the first county in Pennsylvania to have approved source water protection plans for all of the public water supplies in the county.
EPA Providing Guidance For Drinking Water After Radiological Emergency
March 6, 2017
What would happen if there was an emergency in the U.S. that caused radioactive material to contaminate drinking water supplies? What steps could your utilities and government take?
Spring is a Good Time to Think about Water Well Maintenance
February 27, 2017
Your drinking water well requires regular maintenance, just like any other system in your home. Regular inspection and some simple steps will help safeguard your water supply.
How untreated water is making our kids sick: Researcher explores possible climate change link
February 27, 2017
A researcher has drawn a link between the impact of climate change and untreated drinking water on the rate of gastrointestinal illness in children.
BPA can disrupt painted turtles' brain development could be a population health concern
February 27, 2017
Research could help determine how BPA affects male and female brains
Move over Bear Grylls! Academics build ultimate solar-powered water purifier
February 27, 2017
You've seen Bear Grylls turn foul water into drinking water with little more than sunlight and plastic. Now, academics have added a third element -- carbon-dipped paper -- that may turn this survival tactic into a highly efficient and inexpensive way to turn saltwater and contaminated water into potable water for personal use.
Focus on Aquatic Invasive Species: Hydrilla
February 21, 2017
Hydrilla is a submerged aquatic weed of concern in Pennsylvania. This plant is a perennial that grows rapidly, covering the surface of the water, restricting boating, fishing and swimming among other recreational uses.
Deep groundwater aquifers respond rapidly to climate variability
February 21, 2017
Changes in climate can rapidly impact even the deepest freshwater aquifers according to hydrologists. The researchers found that responses to climate variations can be detected in deep groundwater aquifers faster than expected -- in many cases within a year.
Water Testing Engages Junior High Science Classes
February 21, 2017
What differences are there between water sources? Just because water looks clear, does that make it safe to drink? What are total dissolved solids?
Important submarine canyons ecosystems are at risk
February 21, 2017
A recent review of studies of submarine canyons has identified that they are at risk from human activities, and require better protection.
Govenor Wolf Proposes New Budget With Little New For The Environment
February 13, 2017
Govenor Tom Wolf Tuesday proposed a $32.3 billion General Fund budget which he said includes $2 billion in cuts and savings resulting from reinventing and reforming the way the public’s money is spent and $1 billion in new taxes, mostly on business.
Floating Towards Water Treatment
February 13, 2017
Researchers have found engineered floating wetlands show promise for water treatment.
It’s Time to Start Planning Your Stream Restoration Projects for This Year
February 6, 2017
Do you have a stream on your property that is eroding away, and taking your property with it?
Webinar Discusses Green Parking Lot Zoning and Design
February 6, 2017
As urbanization and development continue to occur, resulting issues with stormwater have been an increasing water resources issue.
Master Watershed Stewards at the PA Farm Show
February 6, 2017
The Pennsylvania Master Watershed Stewards participated in the 2017 PA Farm Show.
Forty-four invading species 'loose' in North Atlantic
February 6, 2017
Accidental introductions of non-native species has been of increasing concern since the 1980s when human-mediated transportation, mainly related to ships' ballast water, was recognised as a major route by which species are transported and spread.
Bioinvasion is jeopardizing Mediterranean marine communities
February 6, 2017
Non-indigenous species are harming indigenous species and habitats in the Mediterranean Sea, impairing potentially exploitable marine resources and raising concern about human health issues, according to a new study.
Is White Sucker Tumor Prevalence in some Wisconsin Rivers Related to Environmental Contaminant Exposures or Other Factors?
January 30, 2017
The incidence of particular skin and liver tumors on white suckers collected from some Wisconsin rivers corresponded to the degree of urban development within the watershed. Further research is needed to understand the relationship between exposure to urban-sourced contaminants and the initiation, promotion, and potential for population-level effects of these tumors.
Extension Unites to Create a New Bay Resource
January 30, 2017
The new Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) certification program relies on several publications and resources to help landscape professionals learn all they can about sustainable landscaping practices before taking a final exam.
How far do invasive species travel?
January 30, 2017
As a result of the globalization of trade and transport, in the past decades, tens of thousands of species have spread into regions where they were not originally at home. Potentially serious consequences of this include the displacement or extinction of native species and the spread of health risks. Even though trade flows are known to represent an important path for the introduction of invasive species, this fact alone is not enough to explain the observed distribution patterns of species.
Wastewater treatment upgrades result in major reduction of intersex fish
January 30, 2017
Upgrades to a wastewater treatment plant along Ontario's Grand River, led to a 70 per cent drop of fish that have both male and female characteristics within one year and a full recovery of the fish population within three years, according to researchers.
Green Infrastructure In PA, Chesapeake Bay Blueprint Drive Improved Bay Health
January 23, 2017
The health of the Chesapeake Bay improved two points (six percent) this year to 34, equivalent to a C-, according to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s bi-annual 2016 State of the Bay Report.
Adaptive Management of Soil Conservation is Essential to Improving Water Quality
January 23, 2017
The quality of our rivers and lakes could be placed under pressure from harmful levels of soluble phosphorus, despite well-intended measures to reduce soil erosion and better manage and conserve farmland for crop production, a new study shows. The team of international scientists found that increased levels of soluble phosphorus in rivers entering Lake Erie, in the USA, may be linked to conservation measures.
Penn State Extension Releases New LearnNow Video on Aquatic Invasive Species
January 23, 2017
The Penn State Extension Water Resources Team has released a new “LearnNow” video on Aquatic Invasive Species in Pennsylvania. LearnNow videos are short, narrated PowerPoint presentations that are new learning tool being utilized by Penn State Extension.
New Study Documents Crop Bactericide, Nitrapyrin, in Iowa Streams
January 23, 2017
First-ever reconnaissance study documents the off-field transport of nitrapyrin — a nitrification inhibitor applied with fertilizers as a bactericide to kill natural soil bacteria for the purpose of increasing crop yields — to adjacent streams. This study is the first step in understanding the transport, occurrence, and potential effects of nitrapyrin or similar compounds on nitrogen processing in aquatic systems.
Maintaining Home Water Treatment Systems
January 17, 2017
Most health risks in water as well as taste, odor, or appearance problems can be resolved with home water treatment. However, treatment systems only work properly if they are maintained!
DEP Urges Pennsylvanians to Test Homes for Radon
January 17, 2017
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) urges Pennsylvanians to test their homes for radon in January as part of national Radon Action Month. Colorless, odorless, and radioactive, radon is a known human carcinogen and the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.
Scientists develop method to warn of toxic algae blooms before they develop
January 17, 2017
A new study demonstrates that automated monitoring systems that identify 'regime shifts' -- such as rapid growth of algae and then depletion of oxygen in the water -- can successfully predict full-scale algae blooms in advance, and help resource managers avert their development.
Large-scale changes in insect species inhabiting streams and rivers
January 17, 2017
The frequencies of occurrence of hundreds of insect species inhabiting streams have been altered relative to the conditions that existed prior to wide spread pollution and habitat alteration, American scientists have discovered. Results were similar for the two study regions (the Mid-Atlantic Highlands and North Carolina), where frequencies of occurrence for more than 70 percent of species have shifted.
DEP Completes Lead Surveillance Program to Keep Banned Solder Products Off Shelves
January 17, 2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has completed routine surveillance of hardware stores and other retail facilities in 13 counties to verify that leaded solder is not being sold for plumbing purposes. This surveillance is conducted in accordance with the 1989 Lead Ban Act.
PA ANREP Awarded the 2016 Natural Resource Education Champion Award to Mike Eckley
January 10, 2017
The purpose of the award is to recognize an individual or group for their support of and enthusiasm for natural resources extension education at the county, state or regional level in Pennsylvania.
PA American Water: 10 Simple Steps To Protect Your Watershed
January 10, 2017
We all live in a watershed. Watersheds are areas of land where runoff from rain and snow drains into a lake, stream, river or wetland. Water constantly travels over the land’s surfaces that include farmland, lawns and city streets, on its course to a waterway.
U.S. EPA Releases Final Report on Impacts from Hydraulic Fracturing Activities on Drinking Water Resources
January 10, 2017
EPA’s report concludes that hydraulic fracturing activities can impact drinking water resources under some circumstances and identifies factors that influence these impacts.
Public willing to pay to reduce toxic algae, but maybe not enough
January 10, 2017
A collaboration of universities and government agencies has identified three key agricultural management plans for curtailing harmful algal blooms. They have also identified a looming funding gap for enacting those plans.
DEP Tips for the New Year - Suggestions for a Safe and Healthy 2017
January 3, 2017
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell shared the following suggestions for Pennsylvania residents for a safe and healthy 2017.
How Clean Or Dirty Are Streams In Your County? Check Here And Find Out
January 3, 2017
As part of the statewide Clean Water Counts In Pennsylvania campaign by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA, county maps of streams with impaired water quality were posted online.