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Scientists have been studying the link between climate change and extreme weather events such as Hurricane Sandy, shown here in a NASA image, which left more than 1.3 million Pennsylvanians in the dark in 2012.

After some awkward moments, kids dressed as the Lorax got to meet Gov. Wolf — and make their point

Wolf staffers initially said he was busy, but the children saw him walking into his office and pressured him to meet.

By Marie Cusick


The Pine Creek Gorge, also known as Pennsylvania's

A waterfall in Ricketts Glen State Park.

Watch this week: The story of environmental rights in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania was among the first governments in the world to guarantee its citizens the right to a clean environment. In practice, that didn’t mean much — until now.

By Marie Cusick

FILE PHOTO: Cheswick Generating Station in Springdale, Pa. Photo: Reid R. Frazier

With policy change, nearly a third of Pennsylvanians live in ‘environmental justice’ areas

Applications for certain things in environmental justice areas — like landfills or coal mines — are on a “trigger permit list” and get more scrutiny from the state Department of Environmental Protection. 

By Marie Cusick

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