Anne Danahy | StateImpact Pennsylvania

Anne Danahy

Anne Danahy has been a reporter at WPSU since fall 2017. She was a reporter for nearly 12 years at the Centre Daily Times in State College, Pennsylvania, where she earned a number of awards for her coverage of issues including the impact of natural gas development on communities.

She earned a bachelor's degree in communications from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and a master's in media studies from Penn State.

She worked as a writer at Penn State, including with the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute. She’s a volunteer host at C-NET, Centre County's government-education access station.

Latest by Anne Danahy


Increasing rain, aging infrastructure lead growing number of municipalities to adopt stormwater fees

Supervisors in one Centre County township recently passed a stormwater fee, but not everyone thinks it was needed.

By Anne Danahy


Note to nesting songbirds: Study indicates the quiet spot — away from a natural gas compressor — might be better

Penn State researchers found songbirds that nested near the noise had fewer eggs that hatched.

By Anne Danahy

Solar panels from a wastewater authority? In Centre County, renewable energy has an unlikely booster

The agency thinks by promoting solar, it can convince the state it’s also helping cut nitrate emissions.

By Anne Danahy

Climate scientist Michael Mann: U.S. is in position to be a leader on climate change

The Penn State professor says President-elect Joe Biden has a mandate to act on the climate crisis.

By Anne Danahy


Penn State looking to grow its role as an ‘Energy University’

University President Eric Barron says he's looking forward to environmental issues getting more focus in Biden administration
By Anne Danahy

As election nears, Pennsylvania farmers — who see effects of climate change up close — have a list of things they’d like to see from government leaders

For one, it’s less regulation and spending — but others say they want politicians to listen to them about what’s needed to help the farming community meet the challenges of climate change.

By Anne Danahy

Some faculty’s environmental science research on hold, while others find work around, in face of COVID-19

The National Science Foundation postponed most work on Antarctica
By Anne Danahy

State funding aims to help businesses, schools, agencies move to cleaner fuel vehicles

The state announced $2.1 million in grants
By Anne Danahy
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