climate-change

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Want to fight climate change? Eat more plants and fewer animals | Opinion

BY: - May 8, 2022

Building a sustainable future starts on our plates. Let’s eat accordingly.

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A view of the Never Summer Mountains in Colorado. (NPS/Public domain)

Take a moment to reflect on Wynn Bruce and his death | Opinion

BY: - May 3, 2022

What is it that the world has failed to hear? Bruce insisted, in the extreme manner of a final warning, that we listen.

3 big reasons why the Biden climate agenda is floundering

BY: - April 24, 2022

Biden’s signature climate bill has gone nowhere in the U.S. Senate, he’s called for more domestic fossil fuel production to combat rising gas prices.

Pennsylvania officially enacts carbon pricing for power plants

BY: - April 22, 2022

Regulations forcing Pennsylvania power plant owners to pay for every ton of carbon they release into the atmosphere were finally published Friday. The rule’s publication comes two-and-a-half years after Gov. Tom Wolf set the regulatory gears in motion with an executive order. However, both supporters and opponents expect that further legal action could further delay […]

A spiking thermometer against a bright sky and hot sun

Department of Interior announces funding opportunity for tribal communities to address climate change

BY: - April 20, 2022

By Shondiin Silversmith Tribal nations across the country have the opportunity to receive funding to address the unique impacts climate change has within their communities. “As the effects of climate change continue to intensify, Indigenous communities are facing unique climate-related challenges that pose existential threats to Tribal economies, infrastructure, lives, and livelihoods,” Interior Secretary Deb […]

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Capital-Star Q+A: Josh Shapiro on the death penalty, climate and Harrisburg

BY: - April 8, 2022

The only Democratic gubernatorial candidate on the ballot in 2022 says he's here to take on 'big fights.'

GOP opposition to proposed Wolf regs on carbon pricing; charter schools could shape coming months

BY: and - April 7, 2022

Wolf, who has long called for charter school reform and a raise to the minimum wage, celebrated the commission’s decision, pushing back against accusations from Republicans by telling the commission the regulations are not outside of its jurisdiction.

Interior would see big funding boost under Biden budget proposal; how Pa. benefits

BY: and - March 31, 2022

Tribal programs within Interior would receive $4.5 billion, an increase of more than $1 billion, to support public safety, social services, climate and education initiatives. That funding would cover $632 million for public safety and justice programs, including a collaboration with the Justice Department to “address the crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons.”

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Wildfires and water scarcity: How U.S. kids will have to adapt to a changing climate | Opinion

BY: - March 2, 2022

My third child in now 9 years old. According to the IPCC report, his future will include about four times as many extreme events compared to the experience of someone in their 60s today.

Can carbon capture fit into Pennsylvania’s climate solutions?

BY: - February 20, 2022

After more than two years of trying to block a carbon-pricing scheme for Pennsylvania, legislative Republicans have introduced a counter offer. Earlier this month, GOP lawmakers in the House added an extra provision to a bill blocking the commonwealth from entering the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. The initiative, also known as RGGI, mandates that power […]

USDA pledges $1B for ‘climate smart’ ag products

BY: - February 8, 2022

The goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or sequester carbon in those industries, federal officials said Monday.

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2021’s biggest climate disasters cost the U.S. $145B. Five essential reads | Analysis

BY: - January 12, 2022

It was the third-most expensive year on record, and 2021 was also one of the hottest years globally and the 4th hottest year in the U.S. in 127 years of record-keeping.