sustainability-issues

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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.

A heron is perched on a piling at sunrise on the Chesapeake Bay in Chesapeake Beach.

Maryland lawmakers propose creating Chesapeake National Recreation Area

BY: - November 15, 2022

The proposal would unite a series of park areas and visitor centers owned and operated by the National Park Service.

Amid major federal investment in electric cars, it’s time for states to step up, advocates say

BY: - November 8, 2022

By Robert Zullo For years, electric vehicles posed something of a chicken-and-egg problem.  Mass adoption, seen as critical to cutting the largest single source of U.S. carbon emissions, couldn’t happen until the infrastructure to allow drivers to recharge wherever they were heading was in place. And those charging stations weren’t coming until more drivers switched […]

A farm in Highland County. (Sarah Vogelsong/ For the Virginia Mercury)

Report: Agricultural investments for Chesapeake Bay cleanup spur economy

BY: - November 2, 2022

For every dollar spent on farmers’ best management practices, $1.75 is returned via higher sales of goods and services as well as earnings.

States, including Pa.,  are vying for money to start ‘hydrogen hubs.’ What are they?

BY: - October 24, 2022

'The hubs are trying to focus on areas where you have resources to produce it, resources to use it and resources to balance that supply and demand,' said Jeffery Preece, director of research and development at the Electric Power Research Institute.

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Raw sewage bubbles up in the front yard of a home in Jackson, Mississippi, on Oct. 20, 2021. Rory Doyle/The Washington Post via Getty Images

How to steer money for drinking water, sewer upgrades to those who need it most | Opinion

BY: - October 11, 2022

If a historic increase in federal infrastructure funding is managed smartly, it can right equally historic wrongs.

Amid a massive American clean energy shift, grid operators play catch-up

BY: - September 22, 2022

A backlog of wind and solar projects are languishing in interconnection queues.

A heron is perched on a piling at sunrise on the Chesapeake Bay in Chesapeake Beach.

A ‘Jekyll & Hyde’: Scorecard grades Legislature on environmental votes | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 7, 2022

The report card, which ranks all 253 lawmakers in the House and Senate, measured votes in the 2021-22 legislative session.

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How long do we really need chemicals to last? Sura Nualpradid/EyeEm via Getty Images.

Scientists are finding ways to eliminate PFAS, but they’re not going away soon | Opinion

BY: - August 24, 2022

The 'forever chemicals,' which have appeared in Pennsylvania, are a growing global health threat.

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Night sky view of the Milky Way rising above the snow-capped peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, on March 15, 2018. (P. Gaines/NPS/Public domain)

There’s a moral imperative to tackle climate change | Opinion

BY: - August 22, 2022

Passage of recent climate investments shows Americans are ready to take part in the cycle of creation that benefits everyone.

EPA to review Pennsylvania’s latest cleanup plan for the Chesapeake Bay

BY: - August 22, 2022

Will the third time be the charm for Pa.'s bay clean-up efforts?

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Poll: Environmental issues front and center for Pa. voters in 2022 | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 19, 2022

Democrats who back methane and carbon limits get a bounce over Republicans who don't.