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Associated Press: FBI is investigating Wolf administration’s issuing of Mariner East pipeline permits
The Associated Press cites three sources who say FBI agents have interviewed current or former state employees in recent weeks about the Mariner East project and the construction permits.
StateImpact Pennsylvania and WITF invite public to Retro Report discussion on climate change, nuclear energy and more
Three Pittsburgh institutions share how they’re working to limit their contributions to climate change
In a speech to open the United Nations Climate Action Summit, the 16-year-old activist told attendees, “You are still not mature enough to tell it like it is. You are failing us, but the young people are starting to understand your betrayal.”
New report: Countries must triple climate emission cut targets to limit global heating to 2 degrees Celsius
The United in Science report says it is still possible to reduce the gap and keep global heating to a safe level, but it would require an urgent shift in commitments and action.
‘I want to understand’: Pittsburgh teen questions how climate change is taught — or isn’t — in schools
Kayonia Sowell says, “Though everyday weather isn’t climate change, I want to understand how the weather is changing, and what that is going to mean in the future. My future.”
Q&A: Princeton U. researchers say controlling methane leaks can ‘pay off quickly’ to lessen effects of climate change
The Penn State professor said what he calls a “kinder, gentler form of climate denialism” is “the new climate war… In some ways, it has the veneer of credibility. It seems reasonable to many people. And that makes it, to some extent, even more pernicious.”
Thousands of scientists are banking on these models as guideposts for the planet’s future. What makes them so sure?