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2010-07-21 08:27:00

WASHINGTON, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The results of a new national Clarus Poll show that large majorities of voters nationwide believe building infrastructure is necessary to a healthy, growing economy and would "create a significant number of new jobs." The poll also revealed important public misconceptions about the 2009 economic stimulus package.

2010-07-09 14:34:00

No Statewide or Regional Declarations in Effect HARRISBURG, Pa., July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and other state and federal agencies continue to monitor water and moisture levels throughout Pennsylvania to assess the severity of dry conditions that would signal the beginning of a drought.

2010-05-14 13:25:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania has recommended 11 projects, totaling about $108 million, for federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding to help expand broadband access in the state.

2010-05-13 12:28:00

Public hearing to be held May 24 HARRISBURG, Pa., May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The commonwealth is taking comments on proposed changes to its weatherization state plan and will hold a public hearing on Monday, May 24. The commonwealth is proposing modifications to its federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, or ARRA, and annual "regular" weatherization plans. Proposed changes to the Recovery-funded plan include modifications to "first priority households" to better meet current...

2010-04-21 13:54:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citizens' Update, the commonwealth's quarterly informational report on the progress and impact of the federal Recovery Act investments, is now available online at " www.recovery.pa.gov. The report is produced by the state's Office of Accountability to provide a user-friendly look at the state's stimulus activities.

2010-04-20 13:57:07

The USGS has awarded almost $3 million in cooperative agreements under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to the University of California, Berkeley; Central Washington University; University of California, San Diego; and UNAVCO, Inc, to improve networks that detect minute changes in the earth’s crust caused by faulting in earthquake-prone regions.

2010-04-12 16:34:00

Putting more than 15,000 Pennsylvanians to Work, Stimulating Economy HARRISBURG, Pa., April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 15,000 full-time equivalent jobs were funded directly by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in Pennsylvania in the first quarter of 2010, Governor Edward G.

2010-03-18 10:18:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Labor & Industry is offering $4.6 million in grants to enable education and training providers to create green, regionally-focused training opportunities for unemployed, underemployed and dislocated workers.

2010-03-17 10:15:00

Southwestern parts of China face a shortage of drinking water due to a rare drought that has dried up rivers and threatens to cripple farms in the Guizhou, Yunnan, and Sichuan provinces, as well as the Guangxi region and the city of Chongqing.

2010-03-12 10:02:49

A new NASA-funded study has concluded that Amazon rain forests were remarkably unaffected in the face of once-in-a-century drought in 2005, neither dying nor thriving, contrary to a previously published report and claims by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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