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2014-10-16 12:23:54

State Legislators Receive Scores on Votes Affecting Climate Change, Enforcement of Environmental Protection Laws and Giveaways to Gas Drillers HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Three leading citizen-based environmental organizations released today the joint Pennsylvania Environmental Scorecard, which scores state legislators on key environmental votes cast during the 2013 - 2014 Legislative Session. Clean Water Action, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, and the Sierra Club...

2014-10-16 08:28:07

Teen Filmmakers Will Screen New Short Films With Guest Appearances by Local Young Artists and Musicians. LANDENBERG, Pa., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning filmmakers Kurtis, Kris, and Nik Theorin will premiere two short films, Alien Communications and GUMBALL, on Sunday, November 2(nd) at the Theater N in Wilmington, DE from 2:00-4:00pm. The three brothers and their mom, photographer Amy Theorin, are the creative force behind Something's Awry Productions based in...

2014-10-15 20:22:07

"Unrivaled Dedication" Campaign Underscores Coordinated Health Role as Long-Time Team Physicians for Each School BETHLEHEM, Pa., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Answering the call of fans throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley region, the nonprofit ArtsQuest and leading specialized hospital network Coordinated Health announced today that they will co-host a free live viewing party November 22 at SteelStacks for the record 150(th) Lehigh University-Lafayette College football...

2014-10-15 20:21:19

NRDC, Sierra Club, PennEnvironment, ConservationPA, PennFuture, Clean Air Council and Moms Clean Air Force React to Passage of House Bill 2354 HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Moms Clean Air Force, PennEnvironment, ConservationPA, Sierra Club, PennFuture and Clean Air Council today slammed Pennsylvania State Senators for passing a bill that will hinder state efforts to reduce carbon pollution. The Senate voted...

2014-10-15 20:21:09

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, the Pennsylvania legislature passed two bills that will harm the water and air of Pennsylvanians. Both HB1565, the Subdivision Flooding Bill, and HB 2354, the Stall on Carbon Bill, kowtow to powerful special interests as they dismiss the need for clean air and water for all Pennsylvanians. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130211/DC57616LOGO The Stall on Carbon Bill allows either chamber of the General Assembly...

2014-10-15 16:30:22

University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Team Funded by LLS for More Than 22 Years Report Today in New England Journal of Medicine that 90 Percent of Patients Achieved Complete Remission WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Funding from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) over the past 22 years helped advance a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine showing that 90 percent of children and adults...

2014-10-15 16:27:22

Millersville University Professor Unveils Documentary MILLERSVILLE, Pa., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Dr. Chang continues to build his work and expose social issues in a high quality professional manner that captures the film festival world and will impact many viewers," said colleague and Millersville University of Pennsylvania associate professor Dr. Jennifer Wood. Ask anyone in Millersville's communication and theatre department and they'll tell you that Dr. Changfu...

2014-10-15 16:26:05

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Revenue from table games play at the 12 Pennsylvania casinos was $59.2 million in September 2014, according to a report released today by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. That represented a 3.56% increase in revenue from table games play during September of this year compared to September of 2013. The monthly report, posted on the Board's web site, www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov, also shows $8.5 million in tax revenue...

2014-10-15 12:38:28

WEST CHESTER, Pa., Oct 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ellen DeGeneres, who announced the creation of her new lifestyle collection, E.D., in July, will launch E.D. On Air, a new seasonal home collection created especially for QVC, on Friday, October 24 at 8 PM (ET). DeGeneres will broadcast live from the Los Angeles set of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" to debut the line. E.D. On Air will bring together DeGeneres' love of design, home decor and holiday gift giving across multiple product...

2014-10-15 12:32:27

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett signed House Bill 1654 into law at an event in the Capitol today, expanding newborn screening requirements to assist in early detection measures that will help to improve care for children diagnosed with certain rare disorders. Corbett was joined by prime sponsor of the bill, Rep. Angel Cruz (D-Philadelphia); other members of the General Assembly; Secretary of Health Michael Wolf; and Physician General...


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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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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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