Determining where water begins and ends seems a matter of physical properties, of whether two hydrogen molecules are bonded to oxygen, and how much of it exists. Where is it located, and will people eventually drink it? Swim in it? Fish in it? This molecule, essential to life, has become another point of…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2018
  • Sub Heading DEP says no big deal if Trump administration rescinds waters of the United States rule; Advocacy groups disagree
My benchmark for the onset of spring follows neither the facts of planetary motion, nor the predictions of a rodent. In my mind, spring starts when the daily average high temperature begins to increase after bottoming out in late January. By using this ruler, my favorite part of the year, spring, is lengthened.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2008
Winter slows the primal routines of nature. Trees shed delicate, food-​factory leaves before they freeze. Forests subsist on sugar hived in roots protected from the cold by the consistently above-​freezing deep soils.
When summer gives way to early fall and warm days yield to cool nights, an annual obsession begins to surface on Lake Erie streams.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading As fall comes on, Lake Erie’s tributaries become Pennsylvania’s hottest fishing spot
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