An aerial view from a drone shows John Duffy planting corn on a farm he farms with his father on April 23, 2020 near Dwight, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

U.S. Senate panel explores climate change’s effects on farming, federal spending

BY: - June 7, 2023

'I think progress is always made better with carrots instead of sticks,' Iowa Farm Bureau President Brent Johnson said.

PJM, which coordinates the flow of electricity from power generators to utility companies in 13 states and the District of Columbia, is facing complaints about how it ensures it will have enough capacity to keep the electricity flowing during a winter storm or summer heat wave. (Photo by fhm/Getty Images)

With summer coming fast, regulator issues electric reliability warning

BY: - May 20, 2023

'Weather officials are expecting above normal temperatures for much of the United States,' a new report concludes.

We are at a crossroads and Tiehm’s buckwheat is hanging in the balance. (Photo courtesy of the author)

We can’t solve the climate crisis by causing extinction | Opinion

BY: - May 14, 2023

We have an opportunity to lead the way towards addressing the climate crisis and biodiversity loss.

Four minors were employed by Packers Sanitation Services at the JBS meat processing plant in Greeley, Colorado, according to a Department of Labor investigation. The site was one of 13 plants in eight states where the food sanitation company illegally employed children. (Photo by Chet Strange/Getty Images)

These four challenges will shape the next farm bill – and how the U.S. eats | Opinion

BY: - May 9, 2023

The House Agriculture Committee is chaired by U.S. Rep. Glenn 'GT' Thompson, R-15th District, giving him a big say on policy.

A spiking thermometer against a bright sky and hot sun

This Earth Day, let’s all really commit to lowering the global temperature | Opinion

BY: - April 22, 2023

It's time for everyone to put some skin in the game. After all, it’s your future that we’ll be saving.


Climate damage is getting bad — fast. But there’s still room for hope. Here’s why | Opinion

BY: - March 22, 2023

Changes aren’t happening fast enough, and the window for a smooth transition is closing fast.


2022’s U.S. climate disasters: A tale of too much rain – and too little | Analysis

BY: - December 23, 2022

While too much rainfall threatened some regions, extreme heat and too little precipitation worsened risks elsewhere.


After COP27, all signs point to world blowing past the 1.5 degrees global warming limit | Opinion

BY: - November 30, 2022

Climate model projections clearly show that warming beyond 1.5 C will dramatically increase the risk of extreme weather events.

Pa. core samples to get new, $6M home

BY: - November 18, 2022

The core samples, experts said, are important tools to understanding how Pennsylvania’s geology could support carbon capture and sequestration efforts.

Climate funding could suffer in the farm bill under GOP control of Congress

BY: - November 6, 2022

WASHINGTON — Republicans who may be taking control of Congress in next week’s midterm elections have not been very specific about many policy goals—but the farm bill is an exception. Members of the GOP in the U.S. House and Senate are sending strong signals they want to strip climate funding from the massive legislation in 2023 […]

The Youth Strike for Climate Justice rally marches down Fifth Avenue in Oakland on Wed., Sept. 21, 2022

Environmental groups help voters connect the dots on economic, environmental issues ahead of Election Day

BY: - November 3, 2022

To engage with voters, Blume said Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania has been working in “great coordination” with other environmental groups in the commonwealth to educate communities about the candidates on the ballot and the contents of legislation such as the IRA. 


What will Ron DeSantis learn — if anything — from Hurricane Ian? | Dick Polman

BY: - October 3, 2022

Florida is a red state condemned to consequences. And its flat-earth Republicans have long been determined to keep it that way.