Solar panels from a wastewater authority? In Centre County, renewable energy has an unlikely booster

The agency thinks by promoting solar, it can convince Pennsylvania it's also helping cut nitrate emissions.

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Plan proposed to pay for Conowingo Dam pollution cleanup, but states need to back it

Pollution keeps flowing past the Conowingo Dam toward the Chesapeake Bay, but it's unclear who is going to pay to offset it. A new strategy outlines how it might be done.

Seagrass: Another vital carbon-sequestering ecosystem threatened by climate change

Underwater meadows have rapidly disappeared around the world, but new research suggests they may be the easiest coastal habitat to restore.

The Great Lakes, North America’s greatest resource, faces many threats

The Great Lakes helped make the U.S. an economic powerhouse. Now climate change, pollution, and invasive species threaten their complex ecosystems.

Draft watershed implementation plan calls for additional 6 million pounds of nitrogen reductions in PA

A draft Conowingo Dam Watershed Implementation Plan shows Pennsylvania offers the best, most effective opportunities for reducing an additional 6.41 million pounds of nitrogen before it can get into the Chesapeake Bay.

A ‘crossroads’ for humanity: Earth’s biodiversity is still collapsing

Countries have made insufficient progress on international goals designed to halt a catastrophic slide, a new report found.

Chesapeake cleanup goals out of reach?

As Bay states aim for 2025 deadline, many are still far off the mark.

Call for greater investment to reduce water pollution as impaired streams increase in Pennsylvania

Shannon Gority, executive director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, said that an increase in the number of miles of impaired waters sends a clear message that not enough is being done to clean and protect rivers and streams.

The Lake Erie Bill of Rights is dead. A voluntary effort will pay farmers to reduce runoff instead

The H2Ohio program is incentivizing conservation practices. Will it address growing water quality woes and appease continued calls for more direct action?

Chesapeake seagrasses help fight ocean acidification

Surprisingly, minerals formed in restored seagrass beds can offset human-caused acidification miles away.

Report finds poultry farming sends more pollution to Chesapeake Bay than previously thought

The Environmental Integrity Project’s analysis estimates that about 1 million more pounds of nitrogen pollution are entering the Chesapeake Bay each year from the poultry industry than state and federal cleanup programs estimate.  

Group preparing to sue EPA over Chesapeake Bay pollution

A conservation group announced Monday that it's preparing to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to enforce the Clean Water Act relating to pollution limits for the Chesapeake Bay.


Climate change activists shout demands outside Kansas Senate as lawmakers return

A group of about 30 young adults delivered a loud election-year warning to lawmakers as they returned Monday for the start of the legislative session.

As the planet warms, unusual crops could become climate saviors

What role can lesser-known crops that thrive under adversity play in efforts to make our global food supply more resilient to climate change?

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Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

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