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Cancer-causing benzene continues to flow from PES refinery complex in Philadelphia

Some levels are higher than what the EPA deems actionable. An agency spokesperson and the Philly health department say the levels don’t indicate health impacts for nearby neighborhoods. But the director of Global Public Health and the Common Good at Boston College said any exposure increases risk.

By Susan Phillips

Pa. congresswoman’s proposal would offer legal avenue for medical monitoring of PFAS exposure

In Bucks and Montgomery counties, PFAS contaminated local water through firefighting foam used at two military bases.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

Biden’s climate-focused infrastructure plan geared to curb U.S. carbon emissions

Environmental groups cheered the plan, which calls for spending on everything from renewable energy to plugging old oil and gas wells that emit methane.

By Reid Frazier

Pennsylvania ranks 17th among states gearing up for shift to electric vehicles

Transportation recently overtook the electric power sector as the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

Man killed in accident in Dauphin County mine

Authorities are investigating the incident.
By The Associated Press

Sampling confirms Harrisburg’s sewage overflow is polluting the Susquehanna River with E. coli

A related report finds Pennsylvania has ‘gone backwards’ in its effort to curb river pollution
By Brett Sholtis

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

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

Dickinson College takes big step toward becoming carbon-neutral

Dickinson College is partnering with three other schools on a renewable energy contract to help each one offset its greenhouse gas emissions.

By Rachel McDevitt
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