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Wolf says despite GOP compromise, drilling bill still poses too much environmental risk

Republicans are pushing for looser regulations on conventional oil and gas drillers, who generally run small operations and work with relatively shallow wells.
By Katie Meyer

Swatara Township residents oppose plan to build four warehouses

The warehouse complex would serve growing demand for online shopping. Residents voice concerns over environmental impact, safety and added traffic to the area.
By Brett Sholtis

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On the tree farm, a Christmas favorite thrives. In the wild, it struggles

Today, Fraser firs live on just seven mountain peaks in the southern Appalachians.

By Irina Zhorov/WHYY

Philly neighborhoods need more trees. A new city initiative takes on the problem.

Philadelphia has lost the equivalent of over 1,000 football fields worth of tree cover over the last decade, according to a new city report.

By Catalina Jaramillo

‘Gross’: Lanternflies causing big bug problem for some in Pennsylvania

Lanternflies threaten $18 billion worth of Pennsylvania agriculture, including tree fruit, timber, hops and grapes.
By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Harrisburg protesters join global climate strike

More than 100 people gathered on the steps of the state capitol in Harrisburg Friday to call for action on climate change.

By Rachel McDevitt

Updated: December 17, 2019 | 2:12 pm

Environmentalists pressure Wolf to act faster on methane emissions

Their call for action comes as the Trump administration works to loosen federal regulations on the powerful greenhouse gas.
By Katie Meyer

Pa. business advocates celebrate Trump’s Clean Water rollback

Meanwhile, environmental groups like the Chesapeake Bay Foundation say the move is an “assault” on clean water.
By Katie Meyer