In Pictures: How Pennsylvania observed the 2019 Global Climate Strike

BY: - September 20, 2019

From Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, Pennsylvanians of every race, age and creed gathered in public squares and on the steps of the state Capitol to observe the 2019 Youth Climate Strike, and to demand government action on global warming and climate change. Here’s what those observances looked  — and sounded — like across Pennsylvania on Friday, […]


Youth climate movement puts ethics at the center of the global debate | Opinion

BY: - September 20, 2019

Scholarship on climate ethics is robust, but it has had limited effects on actual policy. Young people, on the other hand, are communicating the ethical issues clearly and loudly.

Wolf, 14 govs. tell Congress to include strong PFAS provisions in defense bill

BY: and - September 19, 2019

The chemicals have leached into groundwater, surface water and nearby private wells used for drinking water in many locations.


Toledo voters just gave legal rights to Lake Erie: That’s an important step toward keeping it clean | Opinion

BY: - September 16, 2019

Other countries have given lakes, rivers and other resources legal rights. This Ohio city is a test case on whether this approach can work in the U.S.

Philly councilman wants to give school district $10M to address lead, asbestos in classrooms

BY: - September 13, 2019

At-large City Councilman Derek Green, a Democrat, wants the city to dig into its surplus to help pay for remediation in the schools.


It’s time to shut down Mariner East — and Energy Transfer | Opinion

BY: - September 12, 2019

An Aug. 5 explosion in Chester County wasn't the beginning of the harms from Mariner East. But it should be the beginning of the pipeline's end.

Enviros fume as Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan downplays rift with Pa. over Chesapeake cleanup

BY: - September 5, 2019

Just a week ago, the Republican complained bitterly that Pennsylvania was falling short of its requirements to reduce nitrogen in state waterways and had a $320 million funding gap to meet federally mandated cleanup goals.


How to address America’s lead crisis and provide safe drinking water for all | Opinion

BY: - September 4, 2019

We can solve this crisis with better enforcement, stricter sampling protocols, revised federal regulations and more funding for state agencies.

President Trump is visiting Pennsylvania’s cracker plant. Here’s what you need to know about the project

BY: - August 13, 2019

The project is almost a decade in the making, and has been hailed by lawmakers as an economic success story — and by environmentalists as a potential disaster. Here's what you need to know.


On its silver anniversary, Pa’s disastrous underground coal mining law has left a tarnished legacy | Opinion

BY: - August 5, 2019

Act 54 should not be amended to help the coal industry avoid responsibility and public accountability. Act 54 needs to be repealed and replaced.

Ahead of debates, Wolf, four other guvs urge 2020 Dems to prioritize the Great Lakes

BY: and - July 30, 2019

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has joined with four of his fellow Rust Belt governors to call on the 2020 Democratic presidential contenders to endorse their agenda for revitalizing the Great Lakes. The call comes as the primary pack converges on Michigan for debates that begin Tuesday. Wolf — along with Govs. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, […]

Congress urged to make ‘Apollo-type’ investment to combat climate disaster

BY: - July 25, 2019

“The ice, unfortunately, doesn’t care what our discretionary funding is, it just keeps melting,” one expert told lawmakers.