American Rivers has released this new guide to permitting approaches that encourage or require low impact development or green infrastructure. The guide combines model permit language with excerpts from comment letters that have helped to drive permit evolution. It is intended to be a resource for community and watershed advocates.
"Those best fitted by their intelligence, business experience, capacity and moral character usually do not hold local office" quote from John Forrest Dillon, Federal Judge on the Eight Circuit Court in Iowa in 1872 who shared his feelings for local government officials.
If you have someone in your life who has been struggling to lose weight or improve their health, you have probably wanted to help or support them by giving them advice or encouragement.
Workshop helps citizens get involved in local government.
OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard Move to Align with Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)
Investigations into natural gas from shale development migrating into groundwater will be the focus of a free, Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension. To be presented at 1 p.m. on March 21, "A Geochemical Context for Stray Gas Investigations in the Northern Appalachian Basin," is part of a monthly series of one-hour webinars.
Extension Briefs for the College of Agricultural Sciences
If there were no volunteers, how would our communities function? Who would sit on the municipal planning board or the recreation board? Who would serve on the school board or the board of the public library? If your community has already lost some emergency services due to lack of volunteers, who has picked up the slack?
Penn State Extension will offer a Web-based seminar focusing on the potential pros and cons of land-use planning related to renewable energy projects. To be presented at noon and 7 p.m. on March 20, "Renewable Energy Implementation and Land Use Regulations -- Is There Conflict?" will give participants a look at the different categories of typical renewable energy projects, zoning and permitting challenges, and how municipalities have been responding.
Each time a person learns, he/she makes new connections in his/her brain.
Phase out of mail-based New Staff Orientation and New Staff Orientation - Refresher; Embracing Professionalism Part 1: Where to Begin; Embracing Professionalism Part 2: Forward Visions
Don’t put your snow shovels away yet; winter weather is still in the forecast across the Commonwealth.
Do you use a smartphone or tablet in your job? Learn about some helpful apps to make your life as an agronomist easier.
Review of the 2012 grain marketing season, and some advice as we move into 2013.
As we move into the growing season, pay close attention to any abnormal pigweed species, because Palmer amaranth may be closer than you think. (Article by Christy Sprague, Weed Extension Specialist, Michigan State University with opening remarks by Bill Curran)
Here are some practical tips when looking to manage pastures this spring.
Glory Herbicide has now received a special local need label for winter wheat and barley in Pennsylvania.
Some important deadlines are approaching for crop insurance, as well as some new special provisions.
Here’s information on how to obtain the PSU Agronomy Guide online, both in HTML version, and now available in PDF format.
This month's highlight is... How to Manage Children's Mistakes to Nurture Stick-to-itiveness and Other 21st Century Skills