Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection http://wesa.fm en DEP: ‘Tis the Season to Recycle Unwanted Electronics http://wesa.fm/post/dep-tis-season-recycle-unwanted-electronics <p>Televisions, computers and smartphones are popular gifts during the holidays, but what should you do with your old electronics?</p><p>The PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) wants to remind Pennsylvanians they must recycle unwanted electronics.</p><p>According to the DEP, electronics that are thrown away usually end up in landfills and create an environmental hazard.</p> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 08:30:00 +0000 Jessica Nath 21752 at http://wesa.fm State Board Holds Public Hearings on Tighter Oil and Gas Regulations http://wesa.fm/post/state-board-holds-public-hearings-tighter-oil-and-gas-regulations <p>The state Environmental Quality Board (EQB) and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold hearings next month on a proposed package of regulations that would govern surface operations of oil and gas producers.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 20:57:27 +0000 Tim Camerato 21332 at http://wesa.fm Water Group Applauds Proposed Consent Decree Between DEP and Waste Treatment Corp. http://wesa.fm/post/water-group-applauds-proposed-consent-decree-between-dep-and-waste-treatment-corp <p>The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has proposed a consent decree with Waste Treatment Corporation following allegations of violations of the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 21:00:08 +0000 Deanna Garcia 20452 at http://wesa.fm First 2013 PA Cases of West Nile in Humans Detected http://wesa.fm/post/first-2013-pa-cases-west-nile-humans-detected <p>Summer may be coming to a close, but the threat of West Nile Virus continues.</p><p>The Department of Health has detected Pennsylvania’s first confirmed human cases of West Nile Virus this year.</p><p>A Montgomery County man tested positive for West Nile Aug. 7 and was hospitalized, and the infection was confirmed in a York County man July 20, who did not require hospitalization.</p><p>Health department spokeswoman Kait Gillis said both men are recovering.</p><p>Sixty human cases of West Nile Virus were recorded in 2012.</p> Sun, 25 Aug 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Jessica Nath 15114 at http://wesa.fm