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State parks opening more campsites to pets, after surge of people visited in 2020

In 2022, dogs, cats, turtles, birds and other domestic pets will be welcome at 130 new sites and cabins across six parks.

By Rachel McDevitt

DEP stood to gain new staffers, but now faces flat funding to start next fiscal year

Governor Tom Wolf’s proposed budget included $5 million to hire more staff at DEP and DCNR.  

By Rachel McDevitt

Updated: February 5, 2020 | 9:02 am

Gov. Wolf’s budget proposes boosting staff at Pa.’s departments of environmental protection, and conservation and natural resources

In annual budget address, Wolf talked about need for pipeline reform
By Susan Phillips


At Penn State, researchers push for answers on carbon capture: Will it stay where we put it?

Technology seen as key to lessening effects of climate change
By Amy Sisk


Natural gas development in Pa. state forests has slowed significantly

A decline in drilling amid low natural gas prices, and a moratorium on leasing of state land, have put a damper on its development in forests.

By Marie Cusick



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