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2011-05-10 15:37:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The state departments of Environmental Protection and Agriculture, in collaboration with American Farmland Trust (AFT), plan to celebrate the partnership that has led to nutrient reductions for the Chesapeake Bay watershed. AFT will host an event to donate to DEP and the Department of Agriculture 4,023 nitrogen credits earned by five farmers from Lancaster, Clinton and Northumberland counties who participated in AFT's Best Management...

2011-05-09 12:51:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will soon begin aerial spraying on more than 1,600 stream miles in 33 Pennsylvania counties to control black flies. The first aerial spraying will take place May 10 along the Delaware River. Other waterways will be treated as current and weather conditions allow. "Adult black flies, also known as gnats, can be a nuisance to millions of Pennsylvanians and our guests from other states who...

2011-05-07 00:00:28

Buchanan & Edwards has been selected to serve as the presenting sponsor of the Cynthia Earley Educational Foundation scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to two student-athletes participating in the 2011 Great Chesapeake Bay Swim, to take place June 12, 2011 in Annapolis Maryland. Buchanan & Edwards is privileged to accept this position and to provide greater educational opportunity to the leaders of tomorrow. La Jolla, CA (PRWEB) May 06, 2011 The Cynthia Earley Educational...

2011-05-05 14:20:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The importance of protecting the Chesapeake Bay watershed will be the focus of the next lecture in the South Mountain Speakers Series on May 12, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources said today. Jonathan Doherty, of the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office, will offer a free lecture, "Conserving Treasured Landscapes in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed," beginning at 7 p.m. at the Adams County Agricultural and...

2011-05-04 19:11:16

The Chesapeake Bay Program is a cooperative partnership between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and jurisdictions in the bay watershed to oversee the restoration of the bay, with a major focus on controlling the extent of pollutants -- such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment -- entering it.  A new report from the National Research Council assesses the framework used by these partners for tracking pollution control practices and their two-year milestone strategy, which...

2011-04-10 11:05:00

ANNAPOLIS, Md., April 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A unique partnership to reduce regional pollution took root in Annapolis, MD today as 100 volunteers planted 1,000 native trees on a former farm on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. The tree planting, as well as other regional efforts, is being funded by Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc. (WGES) and Sterling Planet. Together with about 1,300 trees planted two weeks ago, the trees planted today represent the equivalent of burning 77,503...

2011-01-22 08:50:52

Study measures oysters' capacity to filter ag and urban runoff in the Chesapeake Bay Chronic water quality problems caused by agricultural and urban runoff, municipal wastewater, and atmospheric deposition from the burning of fossil fuels leads to oxygen depletion, loss of biodiversity, and harmful algal blooms. This nutrient pollution is prevalent in many coastal marine and estuarine ecosystems worldwide. Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in North America and although many efforts have...

2011-01-07 12:39:00

Agency Designates Three Water-Planning Areas in the Ohio, Potomac River Basins HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection today designated three critical water-planning areas, providing local residents and organizations the opportunity to take a proactive approach to deciding how to use and protect these valuable resources, Secretary John Hanger said. The three newly designated planning areas include Laurel Hill Creek and Back...

2010-12-29 13:00:00

State's Comprehensive Cost-Effective Plan to Build on Significant Past Pollution Reductions, Keep Industries Viable HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Now that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has outlined its final "pollution diet" for states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, Pennsylvania's top environmental and agriculture officials say the state is ready to do its part to improve water quality. Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger and...

2010-11-11 11:45:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BNET) on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the commencement of construction activities for its livestock waste processing technology project at the Kreider Dairy Farm in Manheim, Pennsylvania. Joining Bion at the ceremony were John Hines, Deputy Secretary of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Paul Marchetti, Executive Director of PENNVEST,...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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