UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The grass sometimes looks greener on the other side of the fence — or in the other corner of the state — not necessarily because it actually is greener, but because a disturbance in one’s own backyard makes the local situation lose its luster. That’s the case with some property owners […]
The Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts sets sights toward severance tax.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A natural gas lease webinar will air Jan 21 at 1 p.m. by the Penn State Cooperative Extension. The Web-based seminar titled Post Leasing — Considerations of What Happens Next, Lesson Learned to Date will answer questions for landowners regarding lease agreements with natural gas exploration companies. The webinar will address […]
OWEGO, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension, in collaboration with a number of local and statewide partners, will host a Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Summit at the Owego Treadway Inn, in Owego, N.Y., Nov. 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local government officials, landowner coalition representatives, citizens seeking more information, industry representatives, environmental advocates, and […]
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Green roofs seem to be sprouting all over the country these days. From New York to Chicago, from office buildings to schools, many communities are getting excited about the potential of green roof technology.
ITHACA, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension will host a series of public meetings across New York’s Southern Tier during July and August to educate residents about issues associated with development of natural gas production in the Marcellus Shale. The Marcellus Shale region runs from the Southern Tier of New York through western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio […]
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The developing natural gas industry in Pennsylvania will create jobs and offer opportunities for local residents. At least that’s what a recently report by the Marcellus Shale Workforce Needs Assessment says. The report suggests that, depending on the intensity of development, between 1,292 and 2,153 direct, full-time jobs could be required in […]
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.