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Pennsylvania lost a quarter of its clean energy jobs in 2020. Here's a proposal to bring them back

Two new Pennsylvania bills designed to support solar jobs and the renewable energy industry could help the state's economic recovery after the pandemic, advocates say.
Energy

’Pittsburgh isn’t in Beaver County:’ County officials disheartened by Pittsburgh mayor’s dismissal of petrochemical development

Beaver County officials called Peduto's remarks against any additional petrochemical development in western Pennsylvania reckless, disheartening and irrational.

www.publicsource.org
Climate

Peduto speaks out publicly for the first time against a petrochemical expansion in Western Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto spoke out for the first time publicly against bringing additional petrochemical companies to Western Pennsylvania at the Climate Action Summit in Downtown Pittsburgh Wednesday.

Energy

After decades of fracking, we finally know how the fluid spreads underground

Given how profound an effect fracking has had on the U.S. economically, it can come as a shock to discover how little we know about it.
www.post-gazette.com
Energy

Who's afraid of FirstEnergy Solutions' restructuring plan? Every government agency that has seen it

As the troubled coal and nuclear firm tries to emerge from bankruptcy, questions about what it leaves behind remain.
www.thenation.com
Toxics

The toxic consequences of America’s plastics boom

Thanks to fracking, petrochemicals giants are poised to make the plastic pollution crisis much, much worse.
www.propublica.org
Climate

How the trash industry worked overtime trying to thwart New York City’s reform plans

A push against a zoning proposal involved a trade group helmed by a man convicted in a bid-rigging scheme; $500,000 to a lobbying firm that drafted legislation; and a lawmaker who was recently in business with one of the major haulers.
Climate

New chair of Climate Crisis Committee owns shares in fossil fuel fund

Rep. Kathy Castor has a good environmental record, but she and her husband are profiting from gas, oil, and coal-powered utilities.
www.forbes.com
Climate

10 worst climate-driven disasters of 2018 cost $85 billion

UK charity Christian Aid just published its 2018 report Counting The Cost: A Year of Climate Breakdown in which they analyze the economic impact of climate change-driven weather events over the past year.
www.washingtonpost.com
Climate

Scott Pruitt: After the high life, a job hunt

Forced to resign amid ethics probes, the former Oklahoma attorney general is among those whose rise was derailed after joining the Trump administration.
www.huffingtonpost.com
Climate

Power plant explosion casts new light on New York’s dirty fuel addiction

The bright-blue sky dazzled the city's residents, but the source of the light -- one of New York's dirtiest power plants -- could stoke an already heated debate.

insideclimatenews.org
Climate

U.S. nuclear fleet’s dry docks threatened by storms and rising seas

Damage to key military shipyards would undermine the Pentagon’s ability to respond to military crises and counter China’s ambitions.
Energy

Minnesota co-op websites get failing grade on disclosing power sources

A rural environmental group takes electric cooperatives to task for not providing better online information.
apps.publicintegrity.org
Toxics

Drilling overwhelms agency protecting America's land

The federal government manages a small part of the Permian Basin, the hottest oil field in the country.

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Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Peter Dykstra: Protected by an alphabet soup of acronyms

CITES, CCAMLR, LDC, MBTA, CBD, Ramsar, LWCF ... they may make your eyes glaze over, but they protect our health and planet.

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