Scientists are trying to learn more about unique wetlands full of carnivorous plants, rare birds and floating sphagnum moss. A rare butterfly has found refuge at a military base. President Trump made good on a promise to fund the sandy restoration of popular beaches on Lake Erie. Plus, how to become a watershed steward.
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- Into the Bog: Scientists Are Trying to Learn More About Unique Peatland Ecosystems- More data are needed to understand how climate change and other factors are impacting this rare habitat.
- Dr. Karen Hacker Leaves a Legacy of Success and Criticism at the Allegheny County Health Department- Dr. Hacker wins praise for her tackling of chronic diseases, but some say her efforts to improve air quality weren't enough.
- Trump Delivers On Promise To Help Presque Isle’s Beaches, But Other Environmental Threats Remain- Like climate change and toxic algae. Critics say the president's environmental policies are hurting Lake Erie.
- Learn How to Become a Watershed Steward- Penn State Extension's Master Watershed Steward program aims to get homeowners, businesses and municipalities to make better decisions to protect waterways.
- Rare butterfly has found refuge at an unlikely place: a Pennsylvania military base- One reason: military activity has created meadows at the base, the butterfly's only known habitat in the Eastern U.S.