Energy & Environment

School districts, like Philly, shouldn’t have to rely on handouts to make sure kids...

A 2014 school facilities study of roughly 1,194 of the 3,100 public school buildings in the Commonwealth found that 66 percent of them were constructed before 1970, making it likely that they contain asbestos.

Pa. doesn’t have to choose between good jobs and a healthy environment | Opinion

It’s essential that all elected officials recognize that a majority of workers and Pennsylvania voters support commonsense steps to protect and promote jobs in tandem with safeguarding our environment.

Dems came up short on Election Day. That’s bad news for climate change |...

Republican wins in Pa. and elsewhere make action on climate bills unlikely. Joe Biden could be Dems' only hope.

Pgh. Mayor Bill Peduto unveils a plan to help the Ohio Valley transition from...

Last week, he introduced his “Marshall Plan for Middle America,” which looks to provide a road map for investment in renewable energy through federal funds, private corporations with public guidance from local governments, and input from universities.

Penn pledges $100M to help Philly schools fight lead, asbestos

The donation, $10 million a year for 10 years, is the largest private donation in the school district's history, officials said.

DEP: Nearly half of Pa. counties in drought watch

The list of counties in a drought watch now includes: Armstrong, Blair, Bradford, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Columbia, Cumberland, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Union, Warren, and Wyoming counties.

DEP: 2019 was a big year for natural gas production in Pa. This is...

From its report, DEP found that Pennsylvania produced its largest volume of natural gas in a single year to-date in 2019, recording 6.8 trillion cubic of natural gas produced. 

PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ are widespread and threaten human health. Here’s a strategy for protecting...

PFAS chemicals are toxic, widespread and persistent in the environment, and the federal government has been slow to regulate them. A scientist explains why evaluating them one by one isn't working.

Instead of fighting him, lawmakers should help Gov. Wolf promote a cleaner, healthier future...

The Legislature is acting as if the fossil fuel generation market is healthy and sustainable and nothing needs to be done.

In another clash with lawmakers, Wolf vetoes bill blocking his efforts to fight climate...

Pa. releases roughly 264 million tons of carbon each year, according to state data. About a third of that comes from power plants.