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Pa. heat advisories are outpacing the average rate this summer. Climate change plays a role.

Pennsylvania has had six excessive heat warnings since the beginning of June.

By Rachel McDevitt/StateImpact Pennsylvania

Climate advocates boost EVs as anti-EV ads run in Pa.

The advocacy arm of the Environmental Defense Fund says EVs are getting more affordable and convenient each year.

By Rachel McDevitt/StateImpact Pennsylvania

Heat wave expected for Pa. Here’s what to do.

The National Weather Service forecasts Central Pa. could feel hotter than 100 degrees.

By Rachel McDevitt/StateImpact Pennsylvania

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Advocates call for better flood relief policies for Appalachian communities

Since 2013, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has given Pennsylvania more than $375 million in relief for severe storms and flooding.

By Rachel McDevitt/StateImpact Pennsylvania

Penn State study offers more accurate smoke pollution estimates

The Penn State team instead put together a measurement system including the more-broad smoke forecasts from NOAA and hourly data from on-the-ground sensors.

By Katie Knol

Harrisburg’s Paxton Creek flooding problem is target of $1.25M in grants

Federal money is going toward projects to help fix an ‘overwhelmed’ sewer system.

By Rachel McDevitt/StateImpact Pennsylvania

Biden administration visits central Pa. glass plant to tout clean manufacturing standards

The Vitro Glass plant in Cumberland County uses oxy-fuel technology to reduce its natural gas use by 20%.

By Rachel McDevitt/StateImpact Pennsylvania

Heaviest Pa. storms drop 60% more rain than they used to, report says

A warmer atmosphere can hold more moisture, which can fuel heavy rain events and flash floods.

By Rachel McDevitt/StateImpact Pennsylvania

Pa. House bill sets efficiency standards for new water fixtures, commercial appliances

Environmentalists hailed the bill as a conservation effort that could help address climate change, while opponents argued it is an example of government overreach that will drive up costs.

By Rachel McDevitt/StateImpact Pennsylvania
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