The Spotted Lanternfly is a destructive pest with the potential to cost Pa’s economy in the upwards of $18 billion dollars, the Penn State Extension (PSE) reports. Since their discovery in Berks County five years ago, they’ve rapidly invaded southeastern Pa.
In an effort to engage residents in the Pa Department of Agriculture (PDA)’s fight against this insect, the PDA will offer permits for 31 in-person Spotted Lanternfly classes for businesses across 14 counties, including: Lehigh, Berks, Lancaster, Chester, Delaware, Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Bucks.
Greenland is a vast island adorned in an ice sheet that’s three times the size of Texas, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).
Although Greenland’s ice sheet has withstood the test of time over the last 2.7 million years, its increase in surface melt over the last few years is rapidly chipping away at the island’s 656,000 square mile blanket of ice.
What lies beneath the ice, and what lies in our future if these trends continue, is a future that is far from green (for us, at least).
Birds native to Hawaii are flocking to one of the largest, ongoing reforestation efforts at the Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge, according to the study recently published in Restoration Ecology.
The handmade cosmetics company, Lush, known for their vibrant, fragrant, delicatible soaps and bath bombs, is holding the ‘Shark Attack’ campaign to support the Sharkwater Foundation from June 8 through the end of the month.
Last week, we visited Lush at the King of Prussia mall to get an inside scoop on their campaign. We also learned a bit more about their company as well as their products.
Gray whales are a speckled, 45-foot, 1,500-pound marine mammal that are native to the Pacific Ocean, according to the Marine Mammal Center.
This year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) declared an Unusual Mortality Event due to the increase in strandings, so we reached out to the NOAA to dive further into the issue.
Climate change is happening all around the globe, right before our very eyes, whether you believe it’s all just a hoax or not. It is the devil’s advocate of natural disasters, as well as unstable and unpredictable weather patterns. Experts are referring to it as one of the greatest threats to humanity, even though we practically put ourselves in this position.