sustainability-issues

COMMENTARY
Raw sewage bubbles up in the front yard of a home in Jackson, Mississippi, on Oct. 20, 2021. Rory Doyle/The Washington Post via Getty Images

How to steer money for drinking water, sewer upgrades to those who need it most | Opinion

BY: - October 11, 2022

If a historic increase in federal infrastructure funding is managed smartly, it can right equally historic wrongs.

Amid a massive American clean energy shift, grid operators play catch-up

BY: - September 22, 2022

A backlog of wind and solar projects are languishing in interconnection queues.

A heron is perched on a piling at sunrise on the Chesapeake Bay in Chesapeake Beach.

A ‘Jekyll & Hyde’: Scorecard grades Legislature on environmental votes | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 7, 2022

The report card, which ranks all 253 lawmakers in the House and Senate, measured votes in the 2021-22 legislative session.

COMMENTARY
How long do we really need chemicals to last? Sura Nualpradid/EyeEm via Getty Images.

Scientists are finding ways to eliminate PFAS, but they’re not going away soon | Opinion

BY: - August 24, 2022

The 'forever chemicals,' which have appeared in Pennsylvania, are a growing global health threat.

COMMENTARY
Night sky view of the Milky Way rising above the snow-capped peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, on March 15, 2018. (P. Gaines/NPS/Public domain)

There’s a moral imperative to tackle climate change | Opinion

BY: - August 22, 2022

Passage of recent climate investments shows Americans are ready to take part in the cycle of creation that benefits everyone.

EPA to review Pennsylvania’s latest cleanup plan for the Chesapeake Bay

BY: - August 22, 2022

Will the third time be the charm for Pa.'s bay clean-up efforts?

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A spiking thermometer against a bright sky and hot sun

Poll: Environmental issues front and center for Pa. voters in 2022 | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 19, 2022

Democrats who back methane and carbon limits get a bounce over Republicans who don't.

A heron is perched on a piling at sunrise on the Chesapeake Bay in Chesapeake Beach.

A $220M commitment from Pa. could be a ‘game-changer’ for Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts

BY: - July 21, 2022

Pa.'s 'Clean Streams' Fund charts 'a new trajectory now in the restoration of the bay,' an EPA official said.

A sheep takes a break from munching on vegetation at the Nittany 1 solar array in Pennsylvania. (Photo courtesy of Lightsource BP)

Sheep among the panels: Using solar sites for pastureland

BY: - June 2, 2022

Solar grazing has blunted the concerns of those rattled by the conversion of farmland to energy production

In Pgh., elected officials, environmental groups call for updates to Pa.’s recycling laws

BY: - May 27, 2022

'We know that Pa. has fallen behind on being the leader in waste recycling and reduction,' an advocate said.

COMMENTARY

Pa. voters must prioritize clean energy, environmental issues in Tuesday’s primaries | Opinion

BY: - May 16, 2022

We must make sure our votes support candidates who are focused on protecting the Commonwealth's future.

COMMENTARY

We need to end our reliance on synthetic fertilizer. This is how | Opinion

BY: - April 21, 2022

Returning to agricultural self-reliance won’t happen overnight. But now is the time for farmers to embrace change.