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Pennsylvania Warns Gas Industry to Respect Natural Treasures

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

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's Peregrine FalconCam Goes Live Today

Pennsylvania's Peregrine FalconCam Goes Live Today

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 21, 2008 (ENS) – The story of two peregrine falcons that have nested on the ledge of Harrisburg’s Rachel Carson State Office Building since 2005 will continue this year before a worldwide audience now that the webcams that broadcast their experiences are live online. Two cameras will chronicle the falcons while streaming…

Environmental Issues Resolved at Flight 93 Memorial Site

Environmental Issues Resolved at Flight 93 Memorial Site

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 18, 2008 (ENS) – An agreement announced today by the Department of Environmental Protection, PBS Coal Inc. and the Families of Flight 93 answers the question of how to permanently treat water that is draining from the Flight 93 crash site in Somerset County. On September 11, 2001, Flight 93, a United…

Pennsylvania Invests $20 Million in Community Recycling

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…