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Video: Remembering Earth Day

4/22/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

Forty years ago on the first Earth Day, I took a hundred college students to see Pennsylvania’s last nesting bald eagle at Conneaut Marsh. The eggs failed to hatch because of DDT. We eventually won that battle. Read more on […] Read more >

Earth Day Flashback: 30 Years of Working to Preserve PA’s Wildlife

4/16/2010 // By NWF

This column by Larry Schweiger, then president & CEO of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, originally ran in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on April 23, 2000, marking the 30th annual Earth Day. With the 40th Earth Day set for April 22, 2010, […] Read more >

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Eco-Schools USA Case Study: United High School’s “Trashin’ Fashion Show”

4/10/2010 // By Kate Hofmann

Armagh, Pennsylvania is a rural school district in the heart of coal country. For many in the community, alternative energy and other environmental initiatives are tied to fears of family members losing their livelihood. So launching the Eco-Schools USA program […] Read more >

Pittsburgh’s Promise: A Green Revitalization

9/24/2009 // By Miles Grant

And we’re live from Pittsburgh at the G20! The National Wildlife Federation is hosting a forum this morning focusing on the lessons of Pittsburgh’s green jobs revival. It’s a subject near & dear to the heart of NWF President & […] Read more >

Not Allowed in “Families for Coal” Group: Families

8/14/2009 // By Miles Grant

I hopped in the National Wildlife Federation Prius yesterday to drive from our headquarters in Reston, VA to the Netroots Nation blogger conference here in Pittsburgh, PA. Every 30 miles or so along the side of the highway in Pennsylvania, […] Read more >

Into the Belly of the Beast – Schweiger Takes on Conservative Radio Host

5/15/2009 // By Jennifer Jones

Real leadership is uncomfortable. It involves the willingness to do whatever it takes to promote truth – even if it means walking right into enemy territory – right into the belly of the beast. It involves facing the opposition with […] Read more >

PA’s Sen. Specter Switching Parties

4/28/2009 // By Miles Grant

As first reported by The New Republic, Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter is joining the Democratic Party. Specter is pointing to GOP opposition to the economic stimulus bill, supported by the National Wildlife Federation, as the last straw: When I […] Read more >

Liveblogging the Heartland Institute’s Global Warming Denier Conference

3/3/2008 // By Miles Grant

I’m in New York City today for an event called “The 2008 International Conference on Climate Change.” It’s sponsored by the Heartland Institute, one of the leading oil industry-funded deniers of global warming. According to ExxonSecrets.org, Heartland received $561,500 (unadjusted […] Read more >

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