Once, during a friendly debate over global warming, I asked a well-informed acquaintance what the consequences were if he was wrong in his insistence that global warming was simply Al Gore’s revenge for the 2000 presidential election. “Well,” he replied after a long pause to, I guess, stare 40 years into the future, “if I’m […]
WOOSTER, Ohio — Homeowners, arborists and tree-care professionals can now access unbiased, science-based information to determine whether or not to treat ash trees for emerald ash borer, which insecticide may be better suited for a particular tree and when and how treatments should be made for best results. Bulletin The new guidelines and a summary […]
HARRISBURG, Pa. — The public can review and comment on a proposal that will better enable the Department of Environmental Protection to cover the increased costs and staffing needs for overseeing Pennsylvania’s booming natural gas industry. The Department of Environmental Protection hopes to replace the $100 flat fee for drilling permits with a sliding scale […]
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — With the unprecedented wave of deep-well, natural-gas drilling occurring across much of Pennsylvania, care must be taken to minimize impacts on wildlife and forests so critical to the state’s economy and heritage, according to a wildlife expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. The Keystone State must proactively plan natural-gas […]
Those folks at Purdue University are sheer genius. No offense to my friends at the fine land grant universities in Ohio and Pennsylvania, but in the world of cost recovery, Purdue just scooped you big time. Purdue University is auctioning the naming rights to several new species discovered by professor John Bickham, who is also […]
Penn State will offer a six-part series of online courses in the opportunities and challenges of exploring for natural gas in the Marcellus shale in much of Pennsylvania.
Horizontal Marcellus shale well in southwestern Pa. setting new records for CNX, but no royalty paid.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Geological Survey has released the 2007 report on Ohio mineral industries.
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Pennsylvania College of Technology and Penn State Cooperative Extension are collaborating to form the Marcellus Shale Education and Training Center, which will provide a wide variety of resources to the community and the oil-and-gas industry. Primary goals The center’s primary goals are to provide concise and accurate information for the public, to […]
ROCK SPRINGS, Pa. — “Are there too many zeroes behind that number?” It’s a question Penn State Cooperative Extension educator Robin Kuleck stopped asking — wondering if that $200,000 natural gas lease she was reviewing was really supposed to read $20,000, or maybe just $2,000 — after she learned the potential income behind natural gas […]
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The current boom in natural-gas well drilling is reminiscent of Pennsylvania’s halcyon days of oil production and coal mining early in the last century. But along with that boom, comes a concern for the state’s streams and groundwater.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, in conjunction with the Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership, recently released a report on the geology of a potential carbon dioxide sequestration well site in eastern Ohio’s Belmont County.
Ride away, ride away. Johnny shall ride, And he shall have little cat tied to one side, And he shall have little dog tied to the other, And Johnny shall ride to see his grandmother.
COLUMBUS – What will happen to North American forests if emerald ash borer (EAB) spreads out of control? What types of wooded areas are most susceptible to this exotic killer of ash trees? These are some of the riddles Ohio State University researchers are trying to solve in a unique study of the borer’s environmental impact.
At the Goodell’s farm near Mantua in Portage County, low inputs mean high outputs.
Many have forgotten why Centralia, Pa., is now a ghost town, but an underground coal fire is creeping forward.
Show set for May 9 at Warren-Trumbull County library.
Each week Farm and Dairy takes a look at what was making news in years gone by.
Senate Bill 83 is the first comprehensive overhaul of the state’s industrial minerals law since 1974, and received important support both from the environmental community and Ohio’s mining industry.
An Ashtabula County couple donated their amusement park collection to Penn State University Libraries.