sustainability-issues

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Laugh at the Eastern hellbender? It’s proof that students can make a difference | Capital-Star letters

BY: - May 1, 2019

I hope our work will inspire future generations of student leaders.

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Mapping the U.S. counties where traffic air pollution hurts children the most | Analysis

BY: - April 22, 2019

Asthma is likely the most common chronic disease in childhood, according to the World Health Organization.

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These are the 5 most — and least — green states in the country | The Numbers Racket

BY: - April 15, 2019

Pennsylvania actually does better than you'd think.

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Regulating PFAS will be harder than you think. This is why | Opinion

BY: - April 10, 2019

Providing due process inevitably takes time. 

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Here’s what Pa. and Washington are doing to fight PFAS contamination in drinking water | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 3, 2019

Water, water everywhere - and a lot of it contaminated.

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This is why some counties are powerhouses for innovation – and others are not | Opinion

BY: - March 20, 2019

When it comes to innovation, Santa Clara County, Calif. is way ahead of the rest of the US. Between 2000 and 2015, more than 140,000 patents were granted there – triple the number of the next-ranked county.

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Pittsburghers love where they live — but survey finds room for improvement | The Numbers Racket

BY: - March 12, 2019

There's a significant difference in how white and black residents feel about Allegheny County.

‘A slap in the face’: Environmentalists slam Trump’s proposal to slash Chesapeake Bay cleanup funds

BY: - March 11, 2019

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday issued his latest proposal to dramatically scale back the funding for Chesapeake Bay cleanup programs. In his fiscal 2020 budget request, Trump suggested cutting federal spending for the Chesapeake Bay Program from its current level of $73 million to $7.3 million. The answer from the activists at the […]

Pa. U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick wants EPA to get tough in efforts to clean up toxic chemicals in drinking water

BY: - March 6, 2019

The Trump EPA announced an “action plan” in February to address the health problems, but some lawmakers say that isn’t enough.

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5 ways life would be better if it were always daylight saving time | Opinion

BY: - March 6, 2019

A Pennsylvania lawmaker has proposed ending daylight saving time in the Keystone State. A University of Washington scholar presents the counter-argument.

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Pennsylvania needs cap-and-trade. Here’s how to do that | Opinion

BY: - March 6, 2019

An economy-wide cap-and-trade program would allow Pennsylvania to take a market-based approach to climate change and carbon emission reductions.

Pa. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, Michigan Dem push EPA to regulate PFAS in drinking water

BY: - February 21, 2019

U.S. Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., and Dan Kildee, D-Mich., wrote for help to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y.