Sunday, January 29, 2023

Environment & Energy Educational Opportunities For Students & Adults

Opportunities to learn more about environmental and energy issues affecting Pennsylvania for students and adults--

-- DEP Teaching Green: New PA Gateway To Green Education Hub; PA Digital Water Atlas; Grant; Programs; Much More!  [PaEN]

-- Stroud Water Research Center News: Tracking Road Salt In Streams; Scouts From 12 Troops Tackle Merit Badge Program; Much More  [PaEN]

-- Western PA Conservancy Hosts Webinars On Aquatic Invasive Critters; Vernal Pool Wetland Restoration; Plants That Burn!  [PaEN]

-- Registration Now Open For Lehigh Valley Watershed Conference With Events On March 12, 13, Main Conference March 14 At Lehigh University  [PaEN]

-- Lebanon Valley Conservancy Now Accepting Applications For Student Scholarship, Due March 24

-- Reminder: PA Master Naturalist Spring Training Sign Ups Happening Now  [PaEN]

-- The Allegheny Front: National Weather Service In Pittsburgh: River Ice Spotters Needed To Keep Eye On Potential Flooding

-- York Conservation District Hosts March 2 Writing Your Own Manure Management Plan Workshop [PaEN]

-- Delaware Highlands Conservancy Hosts March 9 Online Program About Protecting Your Land With A Conservation Easement.  5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

-- DEP Releases Final 2022 Pennsylvania State Water Plan, Digital Atlas Of Water Resources And Use  [PaEN]

-- Shippensburg News-Chronicle: Stream Of Consciousness - What Is A Watershed? [Generated By ChatGPT - Even An A.I. Knows The Value Of Protecting Watersheds]

-- Game Commission: Watch Bears, Eagles, Snow Geese Around The Clock From Home Via Livestreams  [PaEN]

-- Warren Times: Warren Public Library To Host Bee-Focused Events In March

-- DCNR Blog: A Landscape Approach To Conservation, Creating Economic Opportunity; New Video Released  [PaEN]

-- DCNR Video: Pennsylvania’s Landscape Conservation Program

-- WaterNow Alliance Blog: Project Accelerator Comes To Southwest PA To Champion Sustainable, Innovate Watershed Solutions

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Why Solar Energy Is Set To Boom In The Pittsburgh Region

-- Natural Gas Industry, Senate Republicans Launch Effort To Unleash The Industry, Reduce Regulation, Call For Automatic Approval Of Permits, Limit Public Comments  [PaEN] 

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Manufacturers Ask Legislators For Help: ‘We See Natural Gas As The DNA Of Improving Manufacturing In Appalachia’

-- Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Weekly Compliance Dashboard - Jan. 21 to 27  [PaEN]

-- PA Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities: Permit Notices/Opportunities To Comment - Jan. 28  [PaEN]

-- DEP Posts 56 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In Jan. 28 PA Bulletin  [PaEN]

-- DCED’s Conventional Oil & Gas Drilling Advisory Council Meets Feb. 16  [PaEN]

-- DEP Releases Bid Solicitation To Plug 19 Abandoned Conventional Gas Wells In Forest County All At Taxpayer Expense  [PaEN]

-- DEP Blog: Plugging PA’s Abandoned Conventional Oil And Gas Wells

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: PA Conventional Oil & Gas Drillers Abandoned Thousands Of Natural Gas Wells Over 5 Years, Ignored State Law, DEP Report Says 

-- Center For Coalfield Justice Blog: DEP Reports Conventional Oil & Gas Industry Has A Culture Of Noncompliance Not Likely To Change Soon, More Resources, Updated Regulations Needed

-- Environmental Health News: What Happens If The Largest Owner Of Conventional Oil & Gas Wells In The U.S. [Diversified Energy]  Goes Bankrupt? 

-- Bob Donnan’s Blog: UPMC, Allegheny Health Network Promote Natural Gas Despite Known Health Risks 

-- UGI Urges Natural Gas Customers To Recognize Signs Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning From Fuel-Burning Appliances During Heating Season

-- The Guardian: U.S. Renters Worry About Living With Natural Gas Stoves Amid Health Concerns, Lack Choice Of Which Appliances To Use

-- Senate Republicans Urge Gov. Shapiro To Take Steps ‘Immediately’ To Repeal Final Reg. Limiting Carbon Pollution From Power Plants [RGGI]  [PaEN]

-- TribLive Letter: EPA Must Protect Our Children Against Oil & Gas Facility Methane Emissions - By Moms Clean Air Force

-- PennLive Guest Essay: Three Decarbonization Pathways For PA: The Good, The Bad And The Most Likely - Ugly - By Ohio River Valley Institute

-- FracTracker Alliance Seeking Information On Use Of Drones For Environmental Monitoring Work; Feb. 3 Online Meeting Set On Oil & Gas Facility Monitoring Project  [PaEN]

-- Beaver County Marcellus Awareness Community  Feb. 1 Monthly Eyes On Shell Meeting. 7:30 p.m.

-- PA Interfaith Power & Light, Jewish Earth Alliance Host Feb. 15 Webinar On What Can PA Hope To Achieve Or Make Progress On Climate Issues This Year?  7:00 p.m.

-- Erie Times Guest Essay: Climate Summits Depend On Science & Hope - You Can Host A Youth Climate Summit In Your Community - By The Wild Center, NY 

-- Erie Times Guest Essay: Today’s Concerned Youth Can Make A Massive Impact On Climate Change, Here’s How - By The Wild Center, NY

-- EPA Proposes To Deny Permission For Continued Operation Of 6 Coal Ash Disposal Areas, Including The Conemaugh Generating Station In Westmoreland County  [PaEN]

-- PA Capital-Star: EPA Ruling On Coal Ash Disposal Area Could Shutter Conemaugh Coal Power Plant Ahead Of Schedule

-- Republican Herald: ‘PostHistory’ Depicts Coal Region History After King Coal Was Dethroned

-- Wilkes-Barre Times: Knox Coal Mine Disaster Victims Remembered On Tragedy’s 64th Anniversary

-- Scranton Times: Knox Coal Mine Disaster Remembered After 64 Years

-- Williamsport Sun Guess Essay: Curiosity, Questions Offer Key To Improve Water Quality At Home, Across Area - By John Zaktansky, Middle Susquehanna RiverKeeper

-- Observer-Reporter: PA Master Naturalist Program Training Offered In Washington County

-- Vista.Today: 2 West Chester Residents Win PA Parks & Forests Photo Contest

-- Spotlight PA: How Communities In Northcentral PA Are Attempting To Preserve A Scarce Resource - Darkness [Includes Natural Gas Flaring]

-- Erie Times - Brian Whipkey: Hiking, Fishing, History: 8 Places To Explore In PA’s Great Outdoors

-- Williamsport Sun - Bill Bower: Reflections In Nature - 340 Species Of Birds Leave North America In Winter

-- TribLive - Mary Ann Thomas: Crows, Crows And More Crows Among Interesting Results Of Audubon Christmas Bird Count 

-- Post-Gazette - John Hayes: In Allegheny County, Bald Eagles Sprucing Up Their Nests Before Mating

-- WITF: How To See The Snow Goose Migration At Middle Creek Wildlife Area In Lancaster County

-- Erie Times: It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Eagle Nesting Season On Presque Isle State Park

-- NYT: In Texas Oil/Natural Gas Country, A Pair Of Strong Earthquakes Were Part Of A Surge In Seismic Activity Related To Oil And Natural Gas Production

-- The Economist: How Much Innovation Is Necessary To See Off Fossil Fuels?  ‘No Miracles Needed’ [50th Anniversary Of First Oil Shock In 1973, There Have Been At Least 6 Major Shocks]

Visit the PA Parks & Forests Foundation’s Events webpage and DCNR’s Calendar of Events for activities happening near you.

Visit DEP’s Teaching Green webpage to learn about more environmental education resources.

Visit the PA Environment Digest Calendar Of Events for more opportunities.

[Posted: January 29, 2023]

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