When a private water well is tested, sometimes the report may be confusing. Here is a simple breakdown of what will be included in the report and how to interpret the results.
New videos regarding Marcellus shale waste water treatment and disposal and the current level of Marcellus Shale Activity in Pennsylvania.
While these meals served at outdoor events are a wonderful way for volunteer groups to raise money and socialize, there are a few organizations that may not be using the most sanitary food practices, according to a food-safety expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Today, I’d like to briefly explore the regulations I believe those farm-types selling directly to consumers, and/or involved with any sort of processing might want to be aware of.
Since iron is a very common mineral found in the ground, iron bacteria is fairly common in ground water wells. Iron bacteria can cause problems for your water and the water system itself.
Research studies have demonstrated a clear benefit to having an extended wellhead.
These various types of water scams can be very convincing and some just outright absurd. Many scams utilize pseudoscience and manipulate information in order to make their claims seem valid.
Nitrogen contamination of ground and surface water and air pollution caused by leaching, runoff and gaseous nitrogen emissions from animal-feeding operations are the most important environmental concerns related to animal agriculture, which is known to be the leading polluter of the bay.
What's with all the hype?
This webinar offers guidelines and maintenance advice for owners of septic systems
The Bradford County Natural Gas Advisory Board sponsored a meeting that brought together county leaders to exchange and share ideas about organizing County Task Forces. Participants discussed ways of organizing a task force, how to make them effective, and specific projects they have worked on.
Recent figures taken from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s website show activity in the Marcellus Shale play has increased dramatically in 2009, and appears to be accelerating in the first four months of 2010.
A mixed verdict was received by farmers following the installation of natural gas pipelines and a compressor station on their land.
For the small or part-time farmer buying a used tractor may be the most practical and economical way to get the power you need without shelling out a lot of money. But, how do you know what to buy and how to make the right purchase? First you need to know what your needs are for the tractor so you can determine what to start looking for.
Drilling in the Marcellus Shale has many people concerned about their private water wells. Here are some suggestions and steps to take to monitor your drinking water supplies.
As the debate about the health attributes and risks of raw milk spills into capitols and courts across the country, a food-safety expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is urging people to think carefully about the risks before consuming unpasteurized dairy products.
The Pennsylvania House and Senate are considering multiple bills pertaining to the natural gas industry. This article lists the bills introduced during the 2009/2010 session, and provides a brief synoposis of each bill. Interested citizens and organizations are encouraged to provide comments about bills of interest directly to their state senator and/or house representative.
One challenge for energy companies developing the Marcellus Shale has been the lack of infrastructure and services specific to this industry, the technology being used, and the scale of development. A challenge for communities trying to take advantage of the potential economic benefits of Marcellus Shale has been how to create and keep jobs locally. To help address both of these challenges, Penn State Extension has been conducting programs for business owners and managers interested in developing new opportunities or expanding their firm's involvement in natural gas activities. This article profiles one such entrepreneur and her business, Natural Gas Resource, created after attending one of these Extension programs. Over the next several months, we will profile other businesses to demonstrate the pathways by which entrepreneurs identify and pursue opportunities related to natural gas.
Food-safety experts in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences recently conducted a week-long training workshop for nearly 100 food inspectors with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.