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Florida Property Owners Must Allow Beach Nourishment

Article: Florida Property Owners Must Allow Beach Nourishment

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, September 30, 2008 (ENS) – After four years of legal battles, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled that beach nourishment does not infringe on the rights of property owners along the beaches of Destin in Walton County. Located along the panhandle in Northwest Florida, the county has 26 miles of white sandy beaches.…

Pennsylvania Manufacturers Get Grants to Use Recyclables

Article: Pennsylvania Manufacturers Get Grants to Use Recyclables

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, September 17, 2008 (ENS) – Pennsylvania is making $1 million in grant funding available for manufacturers to buy equipment that increases use of recycled content in finished products. Grants of up to $500,000 are available to buy machinery or equipment that will increase consumption of recyclable materials recovered in Pennsylvania. Another $950,000 will…

Pennsylvania Warns Gas Industry to Respect Natural Treasures

Article: Pennsylvania Warns Gas Industry to Respect Natural Treasures

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 16, 2008 (ENS) – Higher energy prices and improving technology are making it easier and more attractive for drilling operators to explore and extract natural gas in Pennsylvania, but they must obey the state’s environmental laws and regulations the state’s top environmental official told oil and gas executives on Friday. Speaking at…

Mercury Makes Recycling Compact Fluorescents a Chore

Article: Mercury Makes Recycling Compact Fluorescents a Chore

HARRISBURGH, Pennsylvania, April 6, 2008 (ENS) – Compact fluorescent light bulbs can save up to 75 percent of the energy used by traditional light bulbs and save householders money too, but a lack of options on where to recycle the mercury-containing bulbs may make some consumers reluctant to adopt the popular technology. To help encourage…

Pennsylvania Invests $20 Million in Community Recycling

Article: Pennsylvania Invests $20 Million in Community Recycling

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, December 24, 2007 (ENS) – Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell says the state will spend $20 million to support new and expanded recycling programs benefiting 10 million people in 134 communities across the state. Counties, cities and townships will purchase recycling containers, establish a drop-off recycling programs, yard waste collection and composting, and augment…