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2009-11-19 11:00:00

ERIE, Pa., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An impressive 1,257 volunteers picked up 72,763 pieces of trash adding up to 19,395 pounds during the seventh Pennsylvania-Lake Erie International Coastal Cleanup, according to the Department of Environmental Protection. The results of the Sept. 19 regional cleanup were announced today at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center. The Department of Environmental Protection, along with other state agencies, community leaders and organizations,...

2008-08-11 09:00:54

HERSHEY, Pa., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania American Water announced today that six watershed initiatives across the state will receive funding through the company's 2008 Environmental Grant Program. The recipients will receive a share of grant funds totaling approximately $26,000, which the company has earmarked for community projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds. A panel of judges selected the winners from nearly 30 grant applications, which were evaluated on such...

2008-07-30 15:00:40

By Robb Frederick, Erie Times-News, Pa. Jul. 30--First, the good news: The water quality at Presque Isle State Park improved in 2007, according to a study released Tuesday by the Natural Resource Defense Council. The park staff issued swimming advisories six times in 2007 -- down 85 percent from 2006. And now, the bad: Fifteen percent of the beach-water samples taken from the Great Lakes exceeded the nation's health standards. That was twice the national average. "The glass is...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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