sustainability-issues

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Rules clamping down on ‘forever chemicals’ clear a key regulatory hurdle | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - November 17, 2021

The state Environmental Quality Board approved new limits on PFAS chemicals in water, but work remains

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State regulators must determine if hazardous ‘forever chemicals’ were used in fracking | Opinion

BY: - November 17, 2021

Residents have a right to know what chemicals are being used in their neighborhoods and what hazards they and their children may be exposed to.

It’s America Recycles Day in Pa. Here’s how you do it, by the numbers | The Numbers Racket

BY: - November 15, 2021

As of 2018, America generated 292.4 million tons of municipal solid waste -- or 4.9 pounds per person per day

COMMENTARY

Climate change is a justice issue: These 6 charts show why | Opinion

BY: - November 5, 2021

The debate over -- and the search for answers to -- these issues will continue long after the climate summit in Glasgow is over.

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Let’s change the future for our children by taking action today on climate change | Opinion

BY: - November 4, 2021

Climate change is not only a natural science problem. The impact that climate change has is also evident in our society.

‘We stand at a crossroads’: Chesapeake Bay Foundation names its new president

BY: - November 1, 2021

Hilary Harp Falk, most recently of the National Wildlife Federation, succeeds William C. Baker, who will step down at year's end

What are the statewide impacts of a plastic bag ban? | Analysis

BY: - October 25, 2021

With the statewide preemption on plastic bag regulations going away, municipalities such as Philadelphia and Pittsburgh have taken steps to implement single-use plastic bag bans.

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Biden’s PFAS plan targets Pa., other states plagued by ‘forever chemicals’ | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 19, 2021

Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The Biden administration has announced what it’s describing as an “accelerated effort” to protect Americans from so-called “forever chemicals” in drinking water in Pennsylvania and other states that can cause severe health problems. The administration says its plan to tackle the chemicals formally known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is a multi-pronged effort that will […]

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Nobel winners made possible predictions of global warming and modern weather forecasting | Opinion

BY: - October 14, 2021

Nearly 50 years ago early climate modelers foresaw the overall warming of the Earth’s surface

Millions of Pa. residents experienced a month’s worth of high air pollution in 2020

BY: - October 6, 2021

Lancaster led the commonwealth in days with elevated ozone, particulate and total pollution levels with 107, a new report has found.

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Here’s how to turbocharge an inclusive clean energy revolution | Opinion

BY: - September 27, 2021

We have a chance to reinvent the world: a world of beauty and abundance and collective good, with jobs that respect human dignity.

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Without action on climate change, Hurricane Ida is just the beginning | Opinion

BY: - September 24, 2021

Without swift and substantial action to reduce methane and carbon emissions, we’re on a dangerous track to deadlier and more frequent natural disasters.