The Penn State Extension Water Resources Team has recently released a new four page water factsheet entitled, “Roadside Springs”.
The Department of Environmental Protection published notice in the May 30 PA Bulletin it has significantly revised a technical guidance describing how it will develop and invite public input into the development of all technical guidance published by the agency.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army finalized the Clean Water Rule Wednesday to clearly protect from pollution and degradation the streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation’s water resources.
The Penn State Extension Water Team made a big splash with a booth at the 2015 Great Lakes Children’s Water Festival at the Penn State Behrend College in Erie, PA, on Thursday, May 14th.
The Pennsylvania Departments of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Health are reporting the confirmation of the first 2015 detections of West Nile Virus from a mosquito sample that was collected on May 22 in Springettsbury Township, York County and a bird found May 26 in Harris Township, Centre County.
River transport of carbon to the ocean is not on a scale that will solve our carbon dioxide problem, but we haven't known how much carbon the world's rivers routinely flush into the ocean, until now. Scientists calculated the first direct estimate of how much and in what form organic carbon is exported by rivers. The estimate will help modelers predict how this export may shift as Earth's climate changes.
For years, scientists have been aware of the potential problems of antibiotics being present in wastewater, and new research is showing that treatments to clean wastewater may actually be creating new antibiotics and further contributing to the development of antibiotic resistance in the environment.
Ah, summertime….picnics, barbeques, outdoor activities…unfortunately, also a time to be bugged by mosquitoes and an increased threat of West Nile Virus.
In an historic step for the protection of clean water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army finalized the Clean Water Rule today to clearly protect from pollution and degradation the streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation’s water resources.
Pennsylvania is now home to the newest state chapter of the Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP). The association is open to all current and retired extension employees working in the fields of environmental education, fisheries, forestry, wood sciences, range, recreation, waste management, water, wildlife, and related disciplines.
On Saturday May 9, volunteers from Dauphin County and the surrounding area participated in watershed restoration efforts at the Hershey Meadows.
A new study has examined methods for recovering phosphorus from wastewater using mathematical modeling. The study showed that a typical wastewater treatment plant could reclaim approximately 490 tons of phosphorus in the form of struvite each year.
Roger Rohrer raises salamanders, dragonflies, deer and raccoons on his farm. No, he’s not a wildlife breeder — Rohrer raises poultry — but he is promoting stream health with a riparian buffer he planted when he bought the farm four years ago.
The Penn State Extension Water Resources Team has concluded its research project on the roadside springs of Pennsylvania. Extension Educator, Jim Clark, presented the findings at the recent Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium in State College, PA, on May 6, 2015.
Substances commonly used for drilling or extracting Marcellus shale gas foamed from the drinking water taps of three Pennsylvania homes near a reported well-pad leak, according to new analysis from a team of scientists.
When plastic bottles and other trash are washed into local waterways, they don't degrade like most organic material. Instead, they break down into tiny pellets, beads and fibers that persist in rivers, streams and the Bay.
Runoff from pavement with coal-tar-based sealant is toxic to aquatic life, damages DNA, and impairs DNA repair, according to new research. Rainwater runoff collected as long as three months after coal-tar-sealcoat application caused 100% mortality to minnows and water fleas, which are part of the base of the food chain
The possibility of water resource contamination resulting from the use of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing shale energy development is a large concern, even though it is not a common problem.
Groundwater professionals from across Pennsylvania gathered on May 6, 2015 at the Ramada Inn Conference Center in State College, PA for the 2015 Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium. The symposium was again held during National Drinking Water Week in recognition of the importance of groundwater to both public and private drinking water supplies across Pennsylvania.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued health advisory values that states and utilities can use to protect Americans from elevated levels of algal toxins in drinking water.