From a blind elephant seal in Pittsburgh to an entire population of endangered butterflies near Hershey, the state's zoos are jumping in to help the world's wildlife. It's all part of a national movement that has these beloved institutions emphasizing education and conservation.
In September, Reading hosted the 2017 PA Greenways and Trails Summit, an opportunity to celebrate and advocate for the state's growing network of trails. These assets not only help Pennsylvanians get out into nature, they also spur economic development in adjacent communities.
Often the greenest new homes are also the most expensive. GreenBuild, a partnership between Penn State and the State College Community Land Trust, is looking to solve that problem with a net-zero energy duplex that will be affordable both to purchase and to live in.
Access to advanced, real-time weather data by planners, businesses and decision makers can be a matter of life and death. This new partnership at the University of Pennsylvania puts sophisticated global data in the hands of students and researchers.
Nestled in the rolling hills of Perry County, less than 30 minutes from Harrisburg, these two vineyards can tell us a lot about Pennsylvania's booming wine industry. One is a family-run upstart slinging homemade pizza, the other is an expansion for an established brand that has been welcoming the state's oenophiles for 24 years.