Rob Kanter

Environmental Almanac - April 20, 2017

Muskrat love?

Muskrats were once a rarity in urban waterways, but they're now fairly common. Tune in to learn more about these adaptable aquatic mammals.

A sunny, outdoor shot of a crowd in matching orange t-shirts listening to organizers.

Rob Kanter

Environmental Almanac - April 13, 2017

Earth Week a time to engage in political action

When Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin put out the call for observance of the first Earth Day, he did so on the premise that awareness—especially among young people—would lead to action. 


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