Category: Sustainability
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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Oct 16

Pennsylvania zoos save animals here and across the globe

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.

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Jul 27

State College startup helps turf grow tough

Started while the founder was still a Penn State student, Phospholutions has developed a product that boosts the survival rate of transplanted seedlings, makes them more drought-resistant and reduces the environmental consequences of wasted fertilizer. They're coming to a golf course or playing field near you.

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Jul 12

Bugging Out: A revamped local museum uses insects and butterflies to teach science

After years as a showcase for creepy critters, the rebranded Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion is expanding its exhibits and its ambitions. From a room filled with 8,000 butterflies to the world's largest centipedes, this hidden gem offers up educational opportunities and fun galore -- just try to keep your kid out of the climb-through lizard terrarium.

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