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Old trees, heavy rain and high heat are climate concerns for Harrisburg neighbors

We met with four neighbors in Harrisburg’s Allison Hill to learn about climate effects.

By Rachel McDevitt

In Pa., climate change stresses old infrastructure. Stormwater fees are seen as a way to help limit flooding, pollution

Cities and towns have to fix rain-related problems, especially since there’s a federal mandate to cut pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. Many turn to stormwater fees to support costly upgrades. But people billed for those fees sometimes don’t know what they’re paying for.

By Shelby Bradford

PA cities have a sewer-system problem. Green infrastructure can help — but comes with its own risks

Heavier rain related to climate change could make the problem worse. Some who work on these issues say green infrastructure should be part of community-based efforts in order to help residents who face the greatest environmental burdens.

By Madison Goldberg

Increasing rain, aging infrastructure lead growing number of municipalities to adopt stormwater fees

Supervisors in one Centre County township recently passed a stormwater fee, but not everyone thinks it was needed.

By Anne Danahy

Environmental group finds dangerous E. coli levels in Susquehanna River

Environmental Integrity Project is calling on the state to help fix Harrisburg’s sewer and stormwater system. The water authority is considering adding a stormwater impact fee to city residents and property owners to help pay for upgrades.

By Brett Sholtis

Report says EPA refuses to regulate two PFAS chemicals

If feds are withdrawing from PFAS rules, states will have to redouble efforts to protect public health, advocates say
By Jon Hurdle and Susan Phillips

Updated: 2018-10-23 17:21:00

Sunoco: Mariner East 2 delayed to 2020, so company will join three pipes as substitute

The cross-state natural gas liquids pipeline Mariner East 2 was supposed to begin operation by the end of September. Now, the company has come up with a workaround after acknowledging another lengthy delay in its pipeline project.

By Jon Hurdle

In the Poconos, a fight simmers over ‘exceptional’ streams

Six creeks recently gained special protection from the state. But some local businesses and landowners say the rules go too far.

By Catalina Jaramillo

Delaware estuary’s ospreys recover as fish contaminants decline, report says

Population growth suggests overall improvement in region’s ecological health
By Jon Hurdle and Catalina Jaramillo

Looking to cut plastics pollution in the ocean? Start upstream, experts say

As more plastic trash makes its way from city and town storm water drains to the ocean, a movement grows to focus on where the garbage is coming from.

By Catalina Jaramillo