Save your food scraps, save the Earth: More cities and states look to composting

BY: - June 20, 2023

Food waste composting greatly reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

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

EPA settles lawsuit with states, enviros over Chesapeake Bay pollution from Pa.

BY: - April 20, 2023

'We think this is another important moment in the effort to clean up the Bay,' Chesapeake Bay Foundation President Hillary Harp Falk said.


My art from ocean plastics illustrates how we’re changing the environment | Opinion

BY: - February 16, 2023

I see plastic objects as the cultural archaeology of our time – relics of global late-capitalist consumer society.

Philadelphia City Hall

Advocates call on Philly’s next mayor to commit to zero-waste plan

BY: - February 4, 2023

Maurice Sampson, Eastern Pennsylvania director for Clean Water Action, said the city spends about $48 million a year on litter and dumping.

U.S. House GOP would make it easier for feds to give public lands away to states

BY: - January 15, 2023

Supporters of the measure agree that it would make it easier for Congress to divest public lands, but they say that’s a good thing.


EPA needs to finalize strong, comprehensive methane standards. Here’s why | Opinion

BY: - December 28, 2022

For multiple reasons, Pennsylvanians truly have the most to benefit from this federal rule-making.


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.

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.