July 31, 2008

Erie Invasive Species. More than 30 representatives of local, state and federal agencies and community groups boarded boats and headed for Erie's Presque Isle Bay this week to measure their response capabilities should an aquatic, non-native species invade the Great Lakes. See full Erie Times article.

July 27, 2008

Quecreek Mine Rescue Visitors Center Groundbreaking. Bill Arnold, President of the Quecreek Mine Rescue Foundation, talks about breaking ground for the new visitors center commemorating the July 2002 rescue of nine miners trapped in the Quecreek Mine in Somerset, Pa. For more information visit the Quecreek Mine Rescue Foundation website.

Rep. Bob Bastian (R-Somerset) on new mine safety laws adopted after the July 2002 Quecreek Mine Rescue at the 6th anniversary celebration of the rescue. For more information, visit the Quecreek Mine Rescue Foundation website.

July 23, 2008

Erie Drug Collection Event. This online video outlines how the The Keep Unwanted Medicine Out of Lake Erie Medicine Collection Day in Erie resulted in the collection of 600 pounds of medicine and personal care products in April during the Pennsylvania Sea Grant pharmaceutical collection event.

July 16, 2008

PA Natural Gas Rush. Learn how new drilling technology and rising fuel prices are driving the natural gas rush in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale—a 6,000 foot deep rock formation which has the potential to fuel the entire country for two full years.
This live, one-hour, call-in program aired originally on WPSU-TV from State College on May 22 and offered viewers objective and reliable advice about: natural gas exploration and drilling on leased land, Lease negotiations and addenda and financial, environmental, and infrastructure impacts.
For more information, visit the special WPSU PA Gas Rush webpage.

July 9, 2008

Upper Mount Bethel EAC Osprey Project. Working with Reliant Energy and local boy scouts, the Upper Mount Bethel Environmental Advisory Council in Northampton County, Pa sponsored the first successful osprey relocation effort in the state starting in 2001. To find out what other local Environmental Advisory Councils are doing, visit the PA Environmental Council EAC website.