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Worse Than We Knew

Worse Than We Knew

June 22, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

Here’s what we already knew about methane: It’s the primary component of natural gas. It’s much more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. And a non-zero amount of it is escaping into the atmosphere as a result of...

The Quiet Ones: Caring for Two Environments

The Quiet Ones: Caring for Two Environments

June 20, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

The West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund‘s (WPPSEF) video series, The Quiet Ones, profiles organizations and individuals with whom the Fund works on clean energy projects in western Pennsylvania. The latest installment, “Caring for Two Environments,” highlights the energy &...

Pennsylvania Legacies #75: Good Advice

Pennsylvania Legacies #75: Good Advice

June 15, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

The PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has received national recognition for the work of its Trails Advisory Committee. A conversation with committee chair Andy Hamilton, and news about DCNR’s plans for confronting climate change, on this episode. Links:...

Pennsylvania Legacies #74: Paperwork

Pennsylvania Legacies #74: Paperwork

June 1, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

  In these digital times, the paper industry isn’t what it used to be. But one paper manufacturer in central PA is thriving under a business model that’s all about reducing environmental impacts and finding innovative ways to stay viable....

Conservation Ambassadors on the Wing

Conservation Ambassadors on the Wing

May 31, 2018By: Cindy Fergsuon

On Saturday, May 12, seventy teams from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, Maryland and as far away as South Africa, Israel and England, raised binoculars in NJ Audubon’s 35th annual World Series of Birding (WSB). What a day it...

Building Watershed Coalitions

Building Watershed Coalitions

May 29, 2018By: Susan Myerov

As a follow-up to our 2016 series, POWR and PEC are convening a series of regional workshops across the state to identify needs and provide organizational capacity and technical resource tools to Pennsylvania’s community watershed organizations. Invited guests include staff...

Pennsylvania Legacies #73: The Science of Leadership

Pennsylvania Legacies #73: The Science of Leadership

May 18, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

Technology is a powerful tool, but it’s not enough to confront the most complex environmental challenges — you also need foresight, strategy, cooperation, patience, and above all, leadership. Jared Cohon has exemplified all of these qualities and more during his...

Plotting a Course

Plotting a Course

May 11, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

Through our affiliate, the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR), PEC is proud to support the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Pennsylvania River Sojourns program. Each summer, the program sends hundreds of paddlers on guided trips along...

One Tree at a Time

One Tree at a Time

May 7, 2018By: Laura Bray

Planting trees in seemingly unfavorable conditions has become an Earth Day tradition for PEC. April 20th, 2018 marked the third consecutive year PEC has coordinated volunteer tree planting events on former mine lands within Pennsylvania’s State Forests with help from...

Little Fish, Big Pond

Little Fish, Big Pond

May 4, 2018By: Patrick Starr

You know those images of a school of fish seeming hellbent on a mission and turning in a flash to avoid peril and course correct? The Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI), recently funded for Phase 2 by the William Penn...