Sunrise Movement in Chattanooga aims to stop climate change

The Sunrise Movement, a national push among young people aiming to stop climate change, is quickly gaining popularity across the country and now has a hub in Chattanooga.

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6 ways the Trump presidency has impacted the building industry

From environmental rollbacks to tariffs, these policies have directly and indirectly influenced the architecture, engineering, and construction trades.


Gordon Feller: Electric vehicles are helping new players in the energy marketplace.

Dramatic pricing changes, shifting cost structures, new demand curves and technologies that enable efficient decentralization are driving a dramatic shakeup of the energy marketplace, and new participants are adapting in their own ways.


More than 30 Pittsburgh environmental groups stand behind this statement on justice, race and responsibility

During the COVID-19 crisis, the people of southwestern Pennsylvania have learned much about who we are, who we want to be, and the need for unity and leadership in the face of loss and uncertainty.


31 Pittsburgh environmental groups on justice, race and responsibility

A responsible path forward ensures a healthier region, including clean air, clean water, access to outdoor green spaces and a stable climate — for all.

Leandra Mira speaks for Pittsburgh's youth on the need to declare an Earth Day climate emergency

The coronavirus pandemic has illuminated how certain communities are less protected from contagious diseases. These are the very same communities that are less protected from pollution and environmental injustices. 

Marine life photographer Cristina Mittermeier protects our ‘blue gold’ oceans

For National Geographic photographer Cristina Mittermeier, protecting the blue in our blue marble of a world has become her life's work.


PA: Rep. Mike Doyle picks up Sierra Club endorsement, but challenger says he never received a questionnaire

Doyle's primary election opponent, Jerry Dickinson, says he's disappointed with the Allegheny Group's endorsement and feels the process was not fair to his campaign.

Plastic Pollution

Bill potentially allocating billions in subsidies to future petrochemical facilities clears Pa. legislature

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue estimates that the tax credit program will cost the state approximately $22 million per plant per year, until 2050.


As forests burn around the world, drinking water is at risk

Fabric curtains stretch across the huge Warragamba Dam to trap ash and sediment expected to wash off wildfire-scorched slopes and into the reservoir that holds 80% of untreated drinking water for the Greater Sydney area.

Rep. Mike Doyle backs the CLEAN Future Act. How does it compare to the Green New Deal?

A group of U.S. Representatives from the House Energy and Commerce Committee, including local Rep. Mike Doyle, released details on Wednesday about the CLEAN Future Act, a plan to tackle the causes and effects of climate change.


35 vintage photos reveal what Los Angeles looked like before the US regulated pollution

Before the EPA, the US environment was not federally protected. Here are 35 vintage photos showing Los Angeles before regulations limited the damage.

Pittsburgh received 50+ inches of precipitation for first time ever in consecutive years

Last year was the third wettest year on record in Pittsburgh history. More than 52 inches of precipitation fell over Southwestern Pennsylvania.


Pittsburgh’s fracking industry cut more than 400 jobs in 2019, with more cuts likely on the way

Last year, Pittsburgh's fracking industry cut hundreds of jobs, and the outlook for 2020 could be even worse for the natural gas extraction field.


How 3 Pittsburgh architects are fighting climate change right now

Buildings create 80% of our city’s greenhouse gas emissions. These three architects are fighting climate change each day as they design good buildings.
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My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

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