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Women Conservationists, Always Ahead of the Curve

3/19/2012 // By Rachel Arenstein

I’ll admit it: when I think of American conservationists, old guys like Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir spring to mind. I’m sure I’m not the only one to sometimes overlook the enormous role women have played, and continue to play, […] Read more >

Earth Day Volunteer Opportunities Abound. And Where Did Earth Day Come from Anyway?

4/20/2011 // By Patricia Tillmann

Wondering how to get involved for Earth Day and Earth Week? Or, wondering how Earth Day got its start? After volunteering with Duwamish Alive! this weekend to eradicate blackberries and restore the Brandon Street Natural Area, I began to wonder, just […] Read more >

Climate Science Under Attack: Who Speaks and Why?

4/27/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger The following editorial will be published in the upcoming issue of National Wildlife Federation’s National Wildlife magazine: The famed Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes understood that great revelations create great enemies. He once warned: “You […] 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 >

Experts and Heroes: Creating a Climate for Justice

3/23/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger Like my conservation heroes Rachel Carson and Dr. Herbert Needleman, today’s conservation heroes being honored by Pennfuture on Sunday May 2 at Experts and Heroes: Creating a Climate for Justice are standing firm and showing heroic […] Read more >

Sense of Wonder

9 Books To Inspire Outdoor Fun for Your Family

1/1/2010 // By Anne Cissel

A bird singing, a cool breeze, a magnificent sunset: most of the time you don’t need convincing that outdoor time is good you and your family. But sometimes it’s nice to dig a little deeper and explore the research that […] Read more >