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 [...]