Energy & Environment

Suburban Philly activist, local leaders urge Congress to move faster on regulating PFAS

An independent panel of scientists found a probable link between exposure to PFOA and PFOS and multiple health problems, such as high cholesterol, thyroid disease, and testicular and kidney cancer. 

Nat’l parks struggling with maintenance, including Pa., would get a boost under Biden budget...

A 2018 National Park Service study found about $12 billion of overdue maintenance in the agency.

Together, we can choose a different future for Appalachian communities | Opinion

We need an ambitious national policy agenda that supports the people and places hit hardest by our changing economy.

E-bikes coming to Pgh’s Healthy Ride bike share thanks to grant from Heinz Endowments

“That just feels sort of like you have a superpower when you’re going up hills,” White told WESA-FM about the potential of e-bikes.

Garrity joins GOP state treasurers warning banks that dump fossil fuels

The policy was announced in a Monday letter sent to White House climate envoy John Kerry by Garrity and 14 other state treasurers. 

Heading for a national park this summer? The ‘biggest season in the history of...

With many international destinations still difficult to reach, and some COVID-19 restrictions still in place, senators said they expect swarms of visitors to national parks.

How electric cars can advance environmental justice: By putting low-income and racially diverse drivers...

By Andrea Marpillero-Colomina The global auto industry has begun a historic shift from gas- and diesel-fueled cars to electric vehicles. President Biden’s infrastructure plan seeks to speed up this transition by requesting billions of dollars...

Here’s how one Pa. company is giving back during the pandemic with the flip...

By Mike Starck March 16, 2020. The day the Stay-at-Home order took effect in the Delaware Valley. That day will likely remain a vivid memory of just how drastically our lives can change in an...

An ‘energy choice’ bill has some lawmakers worried local government could lose power

Though it's dubbed an “energy choice” bill, a proposal now before the state Senate has lawmakers worried that Pennsylvania municipalities will lose some power over local decisions.

Pa.’s Wolf, Chesapeake Bay guvs propose ‘Billion for the Bay’ federal funding initiative

The state leaders called for a “bold” spending plan and cast extra funding for the Chesapeake Bay as good for the economy as well as for the environment.