Ecosystems that include a variety of different life forms are more resilient, but we are currently losing species at an extremely high rates, making our ecosystems less resilient.
A unique and excellent addition to the Lehigh Valley’s offerings, the Social Research Social Justice Conference began in 2003 as a collaboration between faculty and students in the Department of Media and Communication at Muhlenberg College, with the goal to … more
To make good decisions about sustainability, people need to know the facts. Here are some questions that have arisen and might be suitable for class projects or independent study: What steps can local & county government take to produce immediate reductions in … more
The principles of ecology were derived from years of observation about how things work in natural systems, including Aldo Leopold’s observations and insights (many of them chronicled in his now-famous Sand County Almanac…). Leopold broadened ecological thinking from a biology-centered … more
The problem of endocrine disruption seems to be overlooked by many people, but scientists and health experts raised a warning ['The Wingspread Statement'] over 20 years ago. Especially when exposure occurs at vulnerable points in development—during pregnancy or infancy—even incredibly … more
Health and Environmental Experts: Follow the Precautionary Principle on Natural Gas from the Marcellus Shale Since 2007, Pennsylvania has witnessed a dramatic increase in unconventional development of natural gas from the Marcellus shale formation using high-volume hydraulic fracturing, also called … more
The symbol for environmental awareness Humanity is damaging and depleting Earth’s resources faster than nature can renew them. The ‘One with the Earth’ symbol acknowledges this problem. It is an an ever-present reminder that all environmental concerns are interconnected parts … more
by Jacy Good My environmental journey has been easy. Growing up in the agricultural landscapes of southeastern Pennsylvania, it was nearly impossible not to feel some kind of connection with the earth. I basked in the long hours of summer … more