sustainability-issues

In Pgh., elected officials, environmental groups call for updates to Pa.’s recycling laws

BY: - May 27, 2022

'We know that Pa. has fallen behind on being the leader in waste recycling and reduction,' an advocate said.

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Pa. voters must prioritize clean energy, environmental issues in Tuesday’s primaries | Opinion

BY: - May 16, 2022

We must make sure our votes support candidates who are focused on protecting the Commonwealth's future.

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We need to end our reliance on synthetic fertilizer. This is how | Opinion

BY: - April 21, 2022

Returning to agricultural self-reliance won’t happen overnight. But now is the time for farmers to embrace change.

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

EPA pans Pa.’s latest Chesapeake Bay clean-up plan | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 20, 2022

Despite the criticism, state officials say they remain committed to holding up their end of the bargain.

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Investing in the future is not radical environmentalism | Opinion

BY: - April 19, 2022

Pennsylvanians deserve an honest dialogue about what interests are really driving the climate debate in our state.

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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.

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Charged Up: Pa. to receive $171.5M to support EV charging stations | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 22, 2022

It's the  fifth-highest tally nationwide under the bipartisan infrastructure law, officials said.

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Here’s how poisonous mercury gets from coal-fired power plants into the fish you eat | Analysis

BY: - February 16, 2022

The Biden administration made the right call reinstating a federal rule limiting such emissions.

National parks try to make progress on long-deferred maintenance

BY: - February 9, 2022

WASHINGTON — During a Wednesday U.S. Senate hearing centered on national parks, Biden administration officials outlined how funding from the Great American Outdoors Act is starting to reduce the backlog of maintenance projects — even as park attendance has exploded. An Interior Department official said that the most-loved parks are the ones that need help […]

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.

The future is electric: Can Pa. switch gears? | Analysis

BY: - February 2, 2022

There are plenty of roadblocks the state must bypass to get to sustainability.

Game Commission seeks applicants for eastern Pa. commissioner

BY: - January 27, 2022

The chosen commissioner will represent the newly formed District 9, which is made up of Carbon, Berks, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, and Schuylkill counties, on the now nine-member board.