Category: Science & Tech
May 31

Celebrating 125 years of PA's state parks and forests

In 1893, Pennsylvania was practically devoid of trees. In 2018, the state boasts 121 state parks encompassing nearly 300,000 acres and a state forest system comprised of 2.2 million acres in 48 counties. These natural assets are invaluable, whether you're talking about the Commonwealth's economy or its health.

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Apr 3

A major player in Philly tech moves on

After 10 years at the University City Science Center, Steve Tang is leaving to tackle a new opportunity. A child of immigrants, cancer survivor and trained engineer, he offers a unique perspective on Philadelphia's growth and why it's important to make sure less affluent parts of the city aren't left behind.

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Mar 19

Rest, relaxation, and conservation in the Poconos

Next time you book a stay in the mountains, you'll be helping to preserve the very natural landscape you've traveled to see. In this majestic region, environmentalists have joined forces with the vibrant tourism industry. Funds from hotel stays and drink purchases support conservation efforts, including the successful resurrection of the local bald eagle population. It’s a great way to justify your next vacation.

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Feb 27

A Philly company disrupts the home pregnancy test

It's been 40 years since the first home tests hit the market, which means innovation is long overdue. This PA startup has developed a flushable, biodegradable, compostable product that offers the gift of ease and discretion to women everywhere.

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Jan 30

Going green for the Capital Region's waterways

Slated to be incorporated over the next 20 to 50 years at a cost of at least $100 million, an expansive new program aims to reduce the amount of runoff and sewage that ends up in Harrisburg's waterways. Similar initiatives have also been shown to improve quality of life and raise property values.

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