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Mapping Pennsylvania’s EV Future

Mapping Pennsylvania’s EV Future

July 26, 2018By: Carlos Garcia

The United States is undergoing a momentous shift in the way we produce and distribute energy: away from abundant fossil fuel resources, such as coal and gas, toward cleaner and renewable energy sources. It’s a necessary – arguably inevitable –...

Call of the Wilds

Call of the Wilds

July 19, 2018By: Davitt Woodwell

The Wilds are calling! So are the Poconos, the Laurel Highlands, the D&L Trail, Lake Erie’s shorelines, Lake Wallenpaupack, the Schuylkill River Trail, the Three Rivers, and everywhere else in Pennsylvania that gives you the opportunity to get out. Why...

Pennsylvania Legacies #77: Champions of Sustainability

Pennsylvania Legacies #77: Champions of Sustainability

July 13, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

On this episode: how the Super Bowl LII Champion Philadelphia Eagles became the greenest team in pro sports, plus news from the Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape.     Links: Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape 2018 Philadelphia Environmental Partnership Dinner Philadelphia Eagles...

Video: Tunnel Vision

Video: Tunnel Vision

June 29, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

The Climax Tunnel was built in the 1870s and remained in use by the Allegheny Valley Railroad until 2010, when the 51-mile Driftwood Low-Grade Corridor was acquired and transformed into a multi-use trail. The years had not been kind. The...

News from the Laurel Highlands Conservation Landcape

News from the Laurel Highlands Conservation Landcape

June 26, 2018By: Laura England

At PEC, we firmly believe in conservation through collaboration. One way we practice this motto is through the bi-monthly publication of the Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape (LHCL) E-newsletter that reaches more than seven hundred individuals. We write this e-newsletter to...

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 significant 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...