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PennDOT Innovations Challenge open to high school students

The Triboro Banner – With the Dec. 20 entry deadline approaching, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) remind students in grades 9-12 to participate in the third PennDOT Innovations Challenge. The Innovations Challenge encourages students to use their problem-solving,

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500 Million Pieces of Trash Cover This State’s Roads

24/7 Wall Street – One of America’s largest states by population has roads littered with items that people have thrown away. The litter ranges from cigarette butts to bottles and aluminum cans. Researchers say they have little hope the problem will get better soon. The nonprofit Keep

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96 million-plus cigarette butts along Pennsylvania roadways

Penn Live Patriot News – A study of litter along Pennsylvania roadways earlier this year found more than 96 million cigarette butts that had been tossed from passing vehicles. The Pennsylvania Litter Research Study was done across Pennsylvania this year for Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful as a pilot effort to

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Statewide initiative will reduce littering

Times Leader – The Pennsylvania Departments of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Transportation (PennDOT), in partnership with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, last week announced an initiative to reduce littering and presented results of the first statewide litter study in over 20 years at a meeting attended by more than

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