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At the Center of a Boom, Old Loggers Path in the Balance

Rock Run is a crystal clear stream that runs down through Loyalsock State Forest. It drains a part of the Old Loggers Path, one of the state’s best hiking trails. There is drilling to the North, and to the South. But until recently, it looked like trail and the stream would be spared from development in the Marcellus shale.

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Hermit Thrush, Other Birds Sensitive to Forests Fragmented By Energy Development

Walt Whitman mentioned the bird with a flutelike song, the hermit thrush, in his famous elegy for Lincoln, "When Lilacs Last in the Doory

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Can Pennsylvania's State Forests Survive Additional Marcellus Shale Drilling?

Pennsylvania is strapped for cash. The state has run billion dollar-plus deficits for three straight years.

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Letters from the Laurel Highlands: Spring Wildflowers

Naturalist and Photographer Paul Wiegman joins Host Matthew Craig to talk about spring wildflowers in this monthly installment of Letters

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Groups Call For Drilling Tax Revenue To Go To Environment

Governor Rendell's effort to divert money from drilling that normally would have gone to conservation efforts to the general fund ha

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Meth Labs Find Shelter in the Woods

Attention Hikers: It's time to add one more thing to your list of things to avoid in the trails.

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