tag | Climate Change


One day, two hearings: Fossil fuels shift climate change messaging; Dems show rift on green transition

Two state capitol hearings featured coal and gas boosters, but scientists say we must phase out emissions by 2050 to avoid climate change’s worst effects.

By Rachel McDevitt

Updated: February 25, 2021 | 4:55 pm

At DEP budget hearing, some legislators focus on Pa.’s effort to join RGGI

Some Republican lawmakers criticized the agency. Its leader said it’s understaffed.

By Rachel McDevitt

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Climate change threatens Pa.’s farmers. How growers treat their soil could help them adapt — and benefit the rest of us, too

Some advocates look to so-called “regenerative agriculture” as a big part of mitigating the effects of climate change. For farmers, it might just be good business.

By Rachel McDevitt


Pennsylvania looks to boost electric vehicle sales

Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration is drafting a regulation that would require automakers to offer electric cars for sale in Pennsylvania as a way to cut emissions of greenhouse gases and pollutants that cause lung problems.

By The Associated Press

Smart Talk: Climate Change expert Michael Mann

Mann shares insights from his new book
By Scott LaMar and Merideth Bucher

Updated: February 4, 2021 | 2:35 pm

Climate change doesn’t get a mention in Wolf’s budget address

Environmental groups are encouraged by Wolf’s proposal, given the economic fall-out of COVID-19.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pennsylvania ranks 17th among states gearing up for shift to electric vehicles

Transportation recently overtook the electric power sector as the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S.

By An-Li Herring/WESA
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