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Adriana Delagarza

Hi!! I'm an undergraduate student at Columbia University in NYC, studying Mechanical Engineering and English. I'm originally from San Antonio, TX, and I love watching The Bachelorette and eating oatmeal raisin cookies.

Latest by Adriana Delagarza


In Pa. cities, street trees can help cool ever-hotter temps. But they present their own problems to solve

Places like Harrisburg are planting more trees to improve the urban canopy. But if roots of trees buckle a sidewalk, for example, a homeowner is on the hook — which leads some to resist.

By Adriana Delagarza

Pennsylvania environmental group pushing for air quality monitors in Delaware County communities

The monitors are meant to track the amounts of pollutants like ozone, particulate matter, and carbon monoxide in the air. 

By Adriana Delagarza

What to know about Pa. DEP’s newest plan to reduce pollution to the Chesapeake Bay

The agency isn’t certain where all the money will come from to pay for what it has planned. The effects of climate change have driven the price higher.

By Adriana Delagarza

Updated: July 22, 2022 | 5:09 pm

Penn study: Changing fuel for cement kilns could cut CO2 emissions. But cost is an obstacle

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania say heavy industry could adopt strategies to cut emissions and capture carbon.

By Adriana Delagarza

Prescribed fires are backed by science. But shifts in climate patterns could make them more challenging

One tool meant to prevent the onset of wildfires in dying forests is a prescribed burn.

By Adriana Delagarza

Impact fees from drilling rebounded in 2021 after pandemic slowdown

The increase in fee collections is largely due to recent increases in gas prices.

By Adriana Delagarza