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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,...

2010-10-19 16:58:00

Despite Significant Progress, State Acknowledges More Work is Ahead HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger today stressed the state's commitment to help restore the Chesapeake Bay, saying looming federal pollution reduction requirements necessitate a workable, cost-effective plan to meet these challenges, which his department has prepared. "To be sure, Pennsylvania has reduced the amount of pollution we're putting...

2010-10-12 14:47:00

Restoration Project Touted as Example for Erosion/Protection Issues WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and National Park Service (NPS) came together today, alongside Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, to celebrate the nearly completed restoration of 2,800 feet of the Potomac River shoreline in Piscataway Park. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-funded site saved not only an important...

2010-09-29 09:27:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has published a policy memorandum titled "Nutrient Trading --The Missed Opportunity." The document is available on the Company's website at: http://bionpa.com/docs/Nutrient%20Trading%20&%20Cost%20Containment-Sept%202010.pdf. This memorandum demonstrates that the Susquehanna watershed is unique in several critical ways: Its excess nitrogen loading derives primarily from livestock waste...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.