Sister Cities Cafe Makes Windows Safer for Birds

Windows of any size can kill birds, but those at Sister Cities Cafe in Center City were particularly lethal. “It’s essentially a glass cube with three sides that are full windows top to bottom,” says Stephanie Egger, a volunteer with Bird Safe Philly. “The problem here is twofold: its transparency, so the birds can see

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Roxborough magnet school gives students the opportunity to be environmental problem solvers

Michael Cano hadn’t thought much about environmental issues or agriculture before attending Lankenau, the School District of Philadelphia’s environmental sciences magnet high school. “I found out about [Lankenau] because of family that went there before me and told me of a positive experience they had.” By his junior year he found himself in Washington, D.C.,

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Riverkeeper Petitions for More Sturgeon Protections

On July 19, the Delaware Riverkeeper Network petitioned the National Marine Fisheries Service to list the Delaware River breeding population of Atlantic sturgeon as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The Act breaks species at risk of extinction into geographic populations with their own specific habitat protections and recovery plans. Atlantic sturgeon tend to breed

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