PennEnvironment Blog

With the holiday shopping season upon us, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and buy more than we need, for ourselves and for others. Here are ten tips for how you can help reduce plastic pollution and other waste around the holidays:

It’s clear we have a plastic problem. Over the past six decades, we’ve produced more than 9 billion tons of the stuff. What wasn’t burned in incinerators now clogs our landfills or has washed into our waterways where it continues to harm wildlife...

PennEnvironment joined our partner groups Waterkeeper Alliance, the Environmental Integrity Project and the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association to announce our intent to sue the Brunner Island...

With our partners at Sierra Club, Clean Water Action and Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, PennEnvironment released its scorecard for General Assembly members for the 2017-2018 legislative session...

After more than 50 years of funding America’s national park system -- including iconic places in Pennsylvania such as Gettysburg, Valley Forge and the Delaware Water Gap -- inaction by Congress allowed...

On Sept. 10, California took a big step toward the bright side of history.

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Steve Blackledge
Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign

We’re losing species at alarming rates and we’re not sufficiently protecting their habitats. Yet despit this, Trump administration has proposed new rules to weaken the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. law aimed at preventing extinction and helping species recover.

 | by
Steve Blackledge
Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign

More than a decade after local and global activists curbed tropical deforestation in South America, more forests in Brazil and Bolivia are burning again. As the planet heats up, this loss should concern all of us -- and there’s something we can do about it, right here, right now.

Two years ago this very day, the United States reached an historic international agreement in Paris committing to address the global threat of climate change with nearly 200 hundred nations. In 2015, the United States was one of the biggest players in the room. Fast-forward to today, and the picture looks quite different. We are the odd one out — the only nation on the planet now stepping away from this critical global action.