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Natural gas industry may spur job growth in the state of Pennsylvania

Saturday, July 11, 2009

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 […]

Ag’s two faces in global warming debate

Thursday, July 9, 2009

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 […]

New guidelines to treat ash trees for emerald ash borer available

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

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 […]

New drilling fees proposal now available for public review

Friday, February 13, 2009

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 […]

Wildlife expert warns of ecological risks of natural gas drilling

Friday, January 30, 2009

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 […]

Let’s hear it for the Patz 1000 Alley Scraper 4-H Style Revue

Thursday, January 15, 2009

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 offers six-part Web series on gas exploration

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

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.

Greene County, Pa., Marcellus shale well hits record levels

Monday, December 15, 2008

Horizontal Marcellus shale well in southwestern Pa. setting new records for CNX, but no royalty paid.

Ohio mineral industries report is available

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Geological Survey has released the 2007 report on Ohio mineral industries.

Marcellus Shale center to provide resources

Thursday, November 6, 2008

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 […]

Experts: Spend gas well money wisely

Thursday, August 28, 2008

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 […]

Deep-well drilling boom creates concern for Pa.’s water resources

Sunday, August 24, 2008

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.

Is Belmont County site a good place for carbon dioxide sequestration?

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

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; No One Shall Ride

Thursday, July 27, 2006

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.

Ashes, ashes, they all fall down?

Thursday, September 1, 2005

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.

Goodell Farms cooks up happiness with syrup, potatoes and dairy

Thursday, April 17, 2003

At the Goodell’s farm near Mantua in Portage County, low inputs mean high outputs.

Centralia, Pa., is still burning underground

Thursday, March 6, 2003

Many have forgotten why Centralia, Pa., is now a ghost town, but an underground coal fire is creeping forward.

Slide program features history of Idora Park

Thursday, May 2, 2002

Show set for May 9 at Warren-Trumbull County library.

Read it Again: Week of March 7, 2002.

Thursday, March 7, 2002

Each week Farm and Dairy takes a look at what was making news in years gone by.

Taft to sign law strengthening regulation of minerals operations

Wednesday, November 21, 2001

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.

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