Companies Could Make the Switch to Wood Power
December 6, 2013
The conversion to wood-powered burners would make the most sense for larger commercial and industrial operations in areas that have access to large timber resources and a friendly regulatory environment, said Charles Ray, associate professor of wood products operations at Penn State.
Extension Looking to Expand Statewide Education for Private Water Supply Users
November 12, 2013
"We need a large number of trained volunteers who are willing to provide basic education about the proper construction, testing and maintenance of private drinking-water supplies," said Bryan Swistock, extension water resources specialist.
Ruffed Outdoors Launches Crowd-Sourcing Financing Campaign
November 6, 2013
W F S undergraduate student Torin Miller is a one of four partners in Ruffed Outdoors, a new, student-run business venture that in early November launched a crowd-sourcing financing campaign on Kickstarter.com. On the campaign’s second day, 29 backers had pledged $2,880 toward the company’s $15,000 goal.
Diefenbach Receives Award for Excellence in Wildlife Research
November 4, 2013
Duane Diefenbach, adjunct professor of wildlife ecology and leader of the Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit based at Penn State, received the Caesar Kleberg Award for Excellence in Applied Wildlife Research during The Wildlife Society's recent annual conference in Milwaukee.
Pennsylvania's Forest Cover Remains Stable at 59 Percent
November 3, 2013
Despite continuing development, urban sprawl and changing land use, Pennsylvania's forest area has remained stable in recent decades, according to James Finley, Ibberson Professor of Forest Resources Management