Federal watchdog says 60 Pa. Superfund sites are threatened by climate change
WASHINGTON — Sixty of the most contaminated sites in Pennsylvania are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, according to a new report from a government watchdog agency. The Government Accountability Office (GAO), an independent agency that works for the U.S. Congress, assessed how impacts of climate change — including flooding, storm surge, wildfires and […]
DePasquale: Climate change costing Pa. millions in infrastructure damage, but there’s a fix
The Democrat's office rolled out a new report that contains nine recommendations for the state to get ahead of the issue that he said poses a long-term threat to public safety.
Here’s a carbon tax plan that U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey can live with | Bruce Ledewitz
To cut off Republican objections to a carbon tax, its authors need to do the obvious thing: Return the money to the people. The urgency is too great.
How better batteries are fueling a surge of electric scooters in India and China | Opinion
In the developing world, electric two-wheelers have the potential to spread quickly – if batteries continue to improve on performance and cost.
Pa.’s Shapiro joins other state AGs in challenge to ‘unlawful’ Trump EPA regulatory changes
The regulations would unlawfully hinder states’ abilities to protect water quality, the Pennsylvania Democrat and 22 of his colleagues charge.
Wolf’s cap-and-trade plan isn’t real climate action. Here’s what is | Opinion
Gov. Tom Wolf is doing something about climate change. But doing something is not the same thing as taking action that will have real impact.
An electric car tax won’t solve Pa’s transportation woes, but it could increase pollution | Opinion
The real problem of insufficient funding for transportation needs a real solution. Taxing electric car drivers isn't the way to go.
Why Pa. needs to say no to regional cap-and-trade | Opinion
The regional compact doesn't pass the basic sniff test.
U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear Atlantic Coast Pipeline case
The order by the court consolidates two cases brought by environmental groups against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the U.S. Forest Service. No date has been set for oral arguments.
Ag Secretary Perdue to small farmers: Stop whining, your demise is inevitable | Opinion
The Trump White House's contempt for rural Americans, who helped them win the White House in 2016, could not be more on display.
Report: Pa. ranks 18th nationwide for its energy efficiency efforts | Wednesday Morning Coffee
As always, we could be doing better. But, hey, it's a start.
Recycling rates could rise significantly with this simple tweak | Opinion
Consumers are more likely to recycle waste after they see messages showing the products their trash might turn into down the line.