The state of the state’s lakes is declining

The state of the state’s lakes is declining

An update about the state of the state’s lakes starts with pollution, bacterial blooms and invasive species. Those issues in Pennsylvania lakes mirror water troubles worldwide. Climate change plays a role. Water temperatures rise, winter ice packs decline, more...
We funnel wildlife into our world

We funnel wildlife into our world

You don’t have to look hard to see wildlife. A fawn crossed my path as I drove to work one morning. The night before, a rabbit hopped across the career center lawn as I walked into a school board meeting. Like Peter Rabbit eluding Mr. McGregor, the rabbit hid from my...
Eastern deer more vulnerable to CWD

Eastern deer more vulnerable to CWD

Deer in Northeast states are more susceptible to chronic wasting disease than deer in the west, where the fatal disease originated, a Penn State study found. The study focused on 11 genetic markers that predict which deer are least vulnerable to the disease and found...
National parks provide a boon to Pennsylvania

National parks provide a boon to Pennsylvania

Think national parks, and Yellowstone, Grand Canyon and Everglades come to mind. But Pennsylvania has a baker’s dozen of national parks and historic sites, including Steamtown National Historic Site, Delaware Water Gap, Valley Forge and Hopewell Furnace within a drive...