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Emily Pontecorvo/WHYY

Science + environment journalist at WHYY

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Updated: September 13, 2019 | 11:43 am

What we learned from StateImpact Pennsylvania’s forum in Philadelphia on climate change adaptation, resilience, and social equity

Panelists discussed how climate change is affecting vulnerable communities, and talked about potential solutions.

By Emily Pontecorvo/WHYY

West Chester bag ban sends message to state lawmakers

Council members wavered at the hearing — fearing a lawsuit if they passed the ban. But inspired by nearly two hours of impassioned speeches, they voted to pass it, though it would not be enacted until the end of the state moratorium on such bans.

By Emily Pontecorvo/WHYY



Delaware County chemical plant fined $750,000 for air pollution violations

Plant produces chemicals used in hair dye, cleaning products, and water treatment systems
By Emily Pontecorvo/WHYY

Refinery’s closure sparks calls for a ‘just transition’ in Philadelphia

Two very different views toward what should happen to it mirror a conversation that’s taking place across the country: How do we move toward a low-carbon future without displacing the more than one million people who make their living in fossil fuels?

By Emily Pontecorvo/WHYY


Updated: July 11, 2019 | 3:34 pm

Philadelphia Energy Solutions extends pay for refinery workers

Majority workers will now get paid until the end of August.
By Emily Pontecorvo/WHYY