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How Tropical Storm Isaias is connected to climate change

A new field of climate science known as attribution science examines how a warming atmosphere plays a part in individual weather events.

By Susan Phillips

Pa. produces a lot of greenhouse gases, but its Republican-led legislature isn’t acting on climate change — even as scientists say the clock is ticking

Political observers point to a few reasons why Pennsylvania doesn’t act more aggressively: Climate change often takes a backseat to other pressing issues, the discussion remains deeply partisan, and the fossil fuel industry holds a lot of influence in the natural gas-rich state.

By Rachel McDevitt

Rising seas puts hundreds of Superfund sites at risk, study says

The report by the Union of Concerned Scientists warns sites in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware could be flooded during severe weather events.

By Susan Phillips

Green stimulus proposal calls for departure from legislative business as usual

The PennFuture report calls for supporting Pennsylvania’s nature-based tourism, agriculture and renewable energy sectors while creating a modern-day Civilian Conservation Corps to help ease unemployment. But some of its proposals have already been snubbed by the Republican-led legislature.

By Rachel McDevitt

DEP urged to close ‘loopholes’ in new regulation on VOCs and methane

The public comment period, which closed Monday, included a group of 50 institutional investors with $4 trillion in assets who issued a statement in support of the rule.

By Jon Hurdle

Climate change, structural racism pose double threat to Black parents. Birth workers can help

Studies show air pollution, heat associated with low birth weight, preterm birth, stillbirth
By Donna McDermott

DEP fines CNX $310,000 for pipeline spills in Washington County

Drilling waste, drilling mud got into groundwater, streams
By Reid Frazier

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

The state announced $2.1 million in grants
By Anne Danahy

AG charges two pipeline companies over spills in Washington County

Grand jury: contractor 'looked the other way' on one of the spills
By Reid Frazier

More sinkholes develop alongside Mariner East construction in Chester County

Residents asking Public Utility Commission to shut down construction
By Susan Phillips
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