Over $1.7 Million Awarded to Recycling, Litter Programs Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality Director Mike Linder has announced the awarding of $1,765,776 in 55 grants for litter cleanup, recycling, and public education programs and activities. Funds for the Litter Reduction and Recycling Grant Program are generated from a fee charged to certain manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers of products that commonly contribute to litter. more inside ENE
ODA adopts Willamette Valley canola control area rule The Oregon Department of Agriculture has adopted an administrative rule that allows for some canola production in the Willamette Valley while continuing to protect specialty seed crop production. Under the rule, a majority of specialty seed production remains in a rapeseed exclusion zone in which canola is not allowed to be grown.
"Maple syrup is a delicious homegrown sweetener that can be used in sweet and
savory dishes," said Greig. "More Pennsylvanians are looking for foods grown and
made in Pennsylvania. Our maple syrup comes from... more inside BYL
According to Secretary of Education Dr. Melody Schopp, the decision to take the Dakota STEP online was not made lightly. "We believe it is critical to make this move prior to the 2014-15 school year, when we will have a brand... more inside EDU
Vermont joins the DLM Consortium's 13 other states: Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and... more inside EDU
The grant was given by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to the World Languages Program at OSPI. Key partners in carrying out the project will be the seven districts involved with the Road Map Project... more inside EDU
Building Codes Division takes action
to allow water conservation in commercial buildings
(Salem) - In a continuing effort to make water conservation easier for Oregonians, the Department of
Consumer and Business Services' Building Codes Division this month approved the use of wastewater
conservation systems for commercial and industrial buildings. The systems could reduce potable water
GE Energy and the University of Wyoming Reach Joint Agreement to Advance Cleaner Coal
GE Energy and the University of Wyoming have reached agreement on a proposed development plan for the High Plains Gasification Advanced Technology Center. The agreement outlines the framework for the development, design, construction and operation of the facility, and enables work to ....