Tag Archive: pennsylvania

May 10

Climate Woes in Pennsylvania Waterways

Climate change is bringing warmer, wetter weather to the Keystone State. Shen: “If we were to summarize the changes that Pennsylvania is facing in two words, that would be warmer and wetter.” Chaopeng Shen of Penn State says climate change affects fresh water, in part because unusually warm weather helps foster algal blooms that can contaminate water …

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Feb 06

Nature’s Water Filter

Move over, Brita, mother nature has its own water filter.  Explore the amazing mussel: Native mussels do some heavy lifting in a stream. “They feed on algae and plankton, and they help to purify that aquatic water system,” says Tamara Smith. That’s Tamara Smith of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. She says mussels have …

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Jul 12

Master Well Owners Network

Well, well, well… this is quite the deep subject: In rural Pennsylvania, over a million private wells serve about three and a half million people. The bad news is about half of those wells fail to meet at least one of the EPA’s safe drinking water standards. Diane Oleson of Penn State Extension says many …

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Jul 07

Senior Citizens Become Citizen Scientists

Superhero Seniors spring into action to save the environment: In Pennsylvania, a volunteer group called The Senior Environmental Corps is helping protect and monitor water resources. “They actually have a vision of what was and what could be. They have so much experience that they can share,” says Melinda Hughes. Melinda Hughes is president and …

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