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2014-07-14 16:21:36

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has awarded a $1.66 million grant to the Clean Streams Foundation, Inc. (CSF) to maintain acid mine drainage (AMD) treatment facilities in Butler, Cambria, Clarion and Venango counties. This grant will allow CSF to operate and maintain nine existing water treatment plants that remove AMD from nearby waterways. This includes costs incurred for water...

2014-07-14 16:20:29

Preservation-minded Individuals, Groups Sought to Maintain Bridge in New Location HARRISBURG, Pa., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Departments of General Services and Transportation are seeking buyers interested in purchasing and preserving the historic Pond Eddy Bridge in Pike County. According to DGS Secretary Sheri Phillips, her department is currently accepting letters of interest until Aug. 29, 2014 and bids until Sept. 5, 2014 from potential buyers...

2014-07-14 12:26:58

PITTSBURGH, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Highmark Caring Place, A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and Their Families, recently recognized 735 volunteers, including 88 individuals who reached 5-, 10- and 15-year service milestones in their volunteer work with members of the community at the organization's four Pennsylvania locations - Erie, Lemoyne, Pittsburgh and Warrendale. "We are so grateful for the many individuals who donate their time to support children and adults after...

2014-07-14 12:25:43

AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions delivers insight into the future use of weather information to create sustainable competitive business advantages. STATE COLLEGE, Pa., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions (AES) is partnering with leading Geographic Information System (GIS) solutions supplier Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) at the 2014 International User Conference, taking a leadership role to benefit this week's event. AccuWeather's Chief...

2014-07-14 08:30:25

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing the importance of supporting educational programs focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines, AT&T made two contributions totaling $50,000 to support the new Pennsylvania Governor's School for Engineering and Technology (PGSE&T) at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. and the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences (PGSS) at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa. AT&T...

2014-07-14 08:29:53

Under contract with an estimated value of approximately $681 million, Unisys will consolidate seven data centers into a single secure hybrid cloud to deliver on-demand IT services to state agencies more efficiently and at lower cost BLUE BELL, Pa., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced that it has been chosen through a competitive bid process by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to host and operate what is expected to be one of the largest secure,...

2014-07-14 08:23:45

CARNEGIE, Pa., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Color Runs... Mud Runs... Running for Donuts.... The Bacon Run... and on and on and on. The latest craze in racing and fitness activities includes some pretty wild themes that large amounts of people find to be a lot of fun. The Salvation Army of Western PA has a race with a fun factor equal to or greater than those types of "Fun Runs" - plus, the added benefit of knowing that your participation is helping thousands of kids in...

2014-07-11 23:01:21

All4 Inc. is excited to announce a presence in Texas through the opening of a Houston air quality consulting office and names Kristin Gordon, PE as the office director. ALL4 provides air quality consulting services to clients across the country to a wide spectrum of industry including petroleum refining, chemical/petrochemical, pulp and paper, electric utility generation, shale gas, automotive, cement, iron and steel, incineration, waste management, secondary lead smelting, lead acid...

2014-07-11 16:23:23

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett signed into law the 2014-15 state budget that invests more than $12.8 billion in total funds for health and human services programs that will help to increase access to quality, affordable healthcare. In addition to advancing the governor's Healthy Pennsylvania plan, the budget preserves the safety net for individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities, seniors, children and low-income families. "This...

2014-07-11 12:23:18

Beer Sales Lifted 83 Percent as Consumers Quench Their Thirst for Holiday Suds by Having Them Delivered BOSTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers thirsty for an ice cold beer over the Fourth of July holiday weekend turned to Drizly in record numbers to have their beverages delivered. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140515/87904 Powered by an 83-percent lift in weekly beer sales, Drizly enjoyed a record week for demand of its alcohol delivery service across Boston, New York City...


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Allegheny National Forest
2013-10-30 09:24:27

The Allegheny National Forest is a National Forest that can be found in northwestern Pennsylvania. The forest covers 513,175 acres of land. In the forest is the Kinzua Dam, which impounds the Allegheny River to create Allegheny Reservoir. The administrative headquarters for the Allegheny National Forest can be found in Warren. It has two ranger stations, one in Bradford, McKean County and one in Marienville, Forest County. The forest lies in the heart of Pennsylvania’s oil and gas...

2012-06-14 08:07:31

Symbol: USPE Group: Lichen Family: Parmeliaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Parmeliaceae Genus   Usnea Dill. ex Adans. – beard lichen Species   Usnea pensylvanica Mot. – Pennsylvania beard lichen

2012-06-14 09:31:34

Symbol: SPPE6 Group: Moss Family: Splachnaceae Growth Habit: Nonvascular Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   TEPE3 Tetraplodon pennsylvanicum (Brid.) Sayre Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Bryopsida – True mosses Subclass   Bryidae Order   Funariales Family   Splachnaceae Genus   Splachnum Hedw....

2012-06-14 10:58:32

Symbol: RUPE3 Group: Dicot Family: Rosaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   RUAB2 Rubus abactus L.H. Bailey Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:CT, DC, IL, IN, KY, MA, ME, MI, MN, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular...

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2012-06-14 11:36:19

Symbol: RAPE2 Group: Dicot Family: Ranunculaceae Duration: Annual Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N AK    N CAN    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AK, AZ, CT, DC, DE, IA, ID, IL, IN, MA, ME, MI, MN, MT, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, PA, RI, SD, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom  ...

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