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Eye in the Sky

Eye in the Sky

April 18, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, packing many times the climate-altering power of carbon dioxide. It’s also the primary component in natural gas, which means the production, processing, and distribution of natural gas is a major source of pollution that...

Busy Week Ahead for Environmental Policy

Busy Week Ahead for Environmental Policy

April 13, 2018By: John Walliser

Next week the Pennsylvania Senate and House will be in session, and a number of bills that affect the environment will be under consideration. They include: The Good House Bill 1446 – PEC Supports The House is expected to take...

Return of the Osprey

Return of the Osprey

April 5, 2018By: Cindy Fergsuon

He returned March 19 and she returned on the 24th. And with that, the 22nd nesting season of our resident osprey pair began. This pair is emblematic of the conservation success story of the species. But they also hold a...

Who Are the People In Your Watershed?

Who Are the People In Your Watershed?

March 28, 2018By: Susan Myerov

POWR and PEC Host Regional Workshops for Community Watershed Organizations   As a follow-up to its successful series of regional watershed group workshops in 2016, the staff at the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds & Rivers (POWR) and Pennsylvania Environmental Council...

A Round of Applause

A Round of Applause

March 26, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

Every spring, PEC and Dominion Energy honor organizations and individuals from western Pennsylvania who are leading the way on environmental innovation and stewardship in their communities. This year an independent panel of expert judges reviewed dozens of nominations, ultimately awarding...

Pennsylvania Legacies #68: Measuring Methane

Pennsylvania Legacies #68: Measuring Methane

March 9, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

Nobody knows exactly how much methane is released each year by Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry. But a new Environmental Defense Fund analysis suggests actual emissions could be as high as five times the state’s official estimate. Links: Let’s Pick...

A Higher Ladder: Next Steps for the Circuit Trails

A Higher Ladder: Next Steps for the Circuit Trails

February 26, 2018By: Patrick Starr

A trail experience to a cyclist or hiker should be seamless, continuous. Yet the process of trail development is anything but. It’s messy, involving years of conceptual planning, obtaining right-of-way either by acquisition or access easement, engineering design, and construction....

Pennsylvania Legacies #67: Building Nature-Rich Cities

Pennsylvania Legacies #67: Building Nature-Rich Cities

February 23, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

Author and advocate Richard Louv has been writing for years about the connection between human health and our relationship to the outdoors. He joins us with a preview of his upcoming Philadelphia appearance as part of Tookany-Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership’s “Nature...