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On the Trail of the Timber Rattlesnake

Jim Chestney has been chasing timber rattlesnakes for almost 40 years. It started out as something he did for fun. Now it’s his job.

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Book Review: Pinchot and the Greatest Good

Pennsylvania's first environmentally aware governor was Gifford Pinchot. He was also the first chief of the National Forest Service, and a founding father of conservation. The Allegheny Front's commentator Ken Chiacchia recently read Seeking the Greatest Good: The Conservation Legacy of Gifford Pinchot.

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PA's New Breeding Bird Atlas Shows Big Changes in Bird Populations

The number of ruffed grouse has declined by 33 percent in the last 20 years--it’s one of a number of victims of nesting habitat loss, say

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How Pennsylvania's Biggest Water Users Save Water

Billions of gallons of water are pulled out of Pennsylvania's waterways every day.

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How Pennsylvania's Biggest Water Users Save Water

Billions of gallons of water are pulled out of Pennsylvania's waterways every day.

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The Allegheny Front Rewind: Forest Activists

Pennsylvania's forests, rich with timber, oil and natural gas, are at the heart of the stateís economy.

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The Allegheny Front Rewind: New Focus for Wildlife Conservation

Winged, web footed or woolly, wildlife in Pennsylvania is all around us. But the species living here are shifting.

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Fleeting Signs of Spring Are Just One Part of A Fleeting Wilderness

It's starting to look as if spring may actually come back again this year.

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Is it OK to Cave?

When temperatures flirt with triple digits and the sun beats down on us, it's hard to get excited about any outdoor activity.

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Ocean Ecologist Speaks About Oil Disaster

The catastrophic accident that's been at the top of news headlines for weeks is the Gulf oil spill.

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