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2014-01-22 12:21:32

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett announced today that the Department of Environmental Protection will invest more than $20.65 million in watershed protection projects to improve watersheds, reduce stormwater runoff and acid mine drainage (AMD), and support educational programs, among other environmental efforts. "Maintaining water quality and protecting Pennsylvania's resources is an important focus of my administration," Corbett said. "The...

2014-01-16 08:25:27

"The only photograph that can be made of architecture is three-dimensional. In the kind of architecture that I represent, it's that dimension ? that depth ? that gives it quality and effect." - Frank Lloyd Wright, 1953 ITHACA, N.Y., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rembrandt 3D Corp. (www.rembrandt3d.com) announced today that its Maestro(TM) 3DTV, No Glasses Auto Stereoscopic 3D (AS3D) platform, has been chosen by Emmy Award winner Kenneth Love of Kenneth Love International LLC, to...

2011-04-21 15:39:00

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI), in collaboration with its nine local utilities, partnered with The Nature Conservancy and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy to conserve and protect local fresh water areas with $120,310 in donations. The partnership is part of the company's Direct e-Bill campaign that encourages its residential and commercial customers to sign up for free paperless billing. During the three-month campaign, each customer...

2010-09-30 15:35:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has designated the Lowville Fen Natural Area in Lowville and the Scarlett Wild Flower Sanctuary in Edinboro as Pennsylvania Wild Plant Sanctuaries. The designations were bestowed upon the two Erie County wetland areas today at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy's West Branch French Creek Conservation Area. "Meant to encourage the conservation of natural areas and native plants, the...

2010-04-27 11:41:00

May 1 Event to Offer Educational, Recreational Opportunities HARRISBURG, Pa., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With its expansive backdrop of unique and abundant natural resources and its distinction as a National Natural Landmark, Presque Isle State Park in Erie County will host a salute to nature during the Wild Resource Festival on Saturday, May 1, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The festival will be held at the Tom Ridge Environmental Education Center and will feature a variety of hands-on,...

2009-09-27 12:40:55

Dwarf scouring rush found in rare wetland on Mercyhurst College land Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) scientists have discovered a plant in Erie County that has never been recorded in Pennsylvania. The plant, dwarf scouring rush, was identified with the aid of a Mercyhurst College professor on the college's Mercyhurst West property in Girard. Dwarf scouring rush is known to exist in northern U.S. states and in Canada, but the plant had not been identified in Pennsylvania until this...

2008-09-23 00:00:18

By Justin Vellucci Nine years ago, Ken Gfroerer traded in a home in Green Tree for the natural wonders of the Laurel Highlands, moving an hour east to a 51-acre farm where he and his wife, Lisa, could ski, hike and maintain a large organic garden. They wanted to preserve the land as well as live on it. So, they donated what's called a conservation easement. "If you really have a bond with your land and you really care about it, it's a way to permanently protect it," said Gfroerer, 43, of...

2008-09-22 15:00:28

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Michael DiBerardinis today said the state will invest $1 million to enhance parks, plant trees and improve trails in the Pittsburgh region. The money will be awarded to the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, the City of Pittsburgh for TreeVitalize, and the Regional Trail Corp. for the Great Allegheny Passage. "As we work to address the impact of global warming, our urban areas offer...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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