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Pa. native’s book looks at ‘global odyssey of migratory birds,’ challenges from climate change

It’s a difficult time to be a migratory bird, author Scott Weidensaul says — but, he adds, birds can be quite resilient.

By Anne Danahy

Updated: July 14, 2021 | 12:54 pm

Study: Biden climate policy would have $1T in health benefits, save thousands of lives

The study focused on potential health outcomes and did not consider employment or economic impacts of the policy.

By Reid Frazier

Updated: July 13, 2021 | 6:52 pm

Board approves RGGI rule, moving Pa. a step closer to joining carbon emissions program

The rule still needs approval from the Independent Regulatory Review Commission and the Attorney General’s Office. But Tuesday’s vote was a key step in the regulatory process.

By Rachel McDevitt

Updated: July 12, 2021 | 7:26 pm

As Pa.’s crucial RGGI vote nears, here’s a quick look at the carbon emissions program

Pennsylvania could become the first fossil-fuel rich state to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a cap-and-trade program designed to cut emissions.

By Rachel McDevitt

DEP pushes to expand electric vehicle infrastructure, but challenges lie ahead

Installing EV chargers is becoming increasingly important in an accelerating market.

By Madison Goldberg

Carbon tax, jobs and China’s emissions: Experts answer your questions about Biden’s climate plan

In his $2 trillion American Jobs Plan, President Biden included many programs to help reach climate goals. Let’s take a look under the hood of the plan with the help of expert scientists.

By Reid Frazier

Advocates call on governor to strengthen proposed methane rule before final consideration

Under the new regulation, companies would have to install equipment to stop emissions from escaping and inspect sites for leaks every three months.

By Rachel McDevitt

Will RGGI affect your electric bill? It could, but the state could also mitigate impacts

The Wolf Administration projects a small increase in wholesale electricity prices over the first few years in the program, then a decrease. While some may feel the change, many people probably won’t even notice.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pennsylvania youth trek to White House to support climate justice initiative

Proponents say the program would address economic inequality and the climate crisis at the same time.

By Madison Goldberg

Poll shows Pennsylvanians support climate action amid pandemic

A survey found majority support for increased state effort on climate change, consistent with previous years.

By Madison Goldberg