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What researchers are learning about air pollution and the pandemic shutdown

As the coronavirus raged in the U.S., air quality researchers were granted the gift of a natural experiment. It may be another year before the data can be analyzed.

By Susan Phillips

Updated: March 31, 2021 | 8:35 pm

Alerted by high COVID ‘activity,’ state health officials visited Shell’s Beaver County ethane cracker

Largest construction site in the country had over 100 cases in December; photos show mask policy not always followed.

By Reid Frazier

Scientists know more about how COVID-19 spreads. So is it safe to bring your reusable bags back to the grocery store?

In the early days of the pandemic, many plastic bag bans were put on hold. As the months have passed, there’s now a push to reinstate them.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

Some faculty’s environmental science research on hold, while others find work around, in face of COVID-19

The National Science Foundation postponed most work on Antarctica
By Anne Danahy

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

After five new cases, Shell puts COVID testing site at Beaver County cracker

Workforce up to 3,700 and will increase next week
By Reid Frazier

StateImpact, NPR reporters to host virtual town hall about pandemic’s effect on the environment

Questions about the environment under COVID-19? Register and ask.
By Susan Phillips

Oil and gas companies asked, then received changes to Fed coronavirus stimulus program

Help with refinancing debt could help shale companies in PA
By Reid Frazier

The coal industry was already struggling. Now it’s getting hammered by coronavirus

'Everything that can go wrong, has gone wrong'
By Reid Frazier
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