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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. Most voters are under the mistaken impression that a much greater amount of the stimulus package's funding was dedicated to...

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. Although much of the state saw very hot weather earlier this week and many areas have received little significant precipitation in recent weeks, no 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. Sixty-two applications were submitted for review under the second round of the broadband stimulus program. Eleven projects were recommended because they will serve many areas and diverse needs, and reach underserved populations targeted by the federal broadband...

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...

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. The report provides information beyond the required quarterly federal reports the commonwealth submitted April 10. "We...

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2010-04-20 13:57:07

The U.S. Geological Survey has awarded $2.7 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. Monitoring these small changes (undetectable except through the methods of advanced geodesy) is an integral part of assessing...

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. Rendell said today. Investments in the first year translate into more than $1,700 per household in the state. In the past quarter, state agencies invested nearly $600 million in Recovery Act...

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. The funding is provided through a competitive grant received by the commonwealth through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Grant applications are due by April 28. Successful applicants' proposals...

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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, the state-controlled Global Times is reporting. According to information printed in a March 17, 2010 AFP article, the Global Times claims that rainfall in the above regions has been 60-percent below normal over the past six months. A reported 17 million...

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2010-03-12 10:02:49

They may be more tolerant of droughts than previously thought 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. "We found no big differences in the greenness level of these forests between drought and non-drought years, which suggests that these forests may be more tolerant...