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Meet the climate candidate running for Pa.’s sought-after U.S. Senate seat

By Special To The Capital Star Photo: Friends of Eric Orts

This University of Pennsylvania professor is running for U.S. Senate with one major campaign focus: climate change.


Local fight against power lines shows tensions coming with push toward clean energy future

By Rachel MCDevitt Photo: Rachel MCDevitt , State Impact Pennsylvania

Barron Shaw’s family has been selling fruit from its orchard that spans the Pennsylvania-Maryland border for more than a century.


Rep. Mike Doyle proposes bill to boost solar-energy manufacturing in America

By Jason Phox

To promote the Country’s progress towards renewable energy, Pittsburgh’s U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Forest Hills) announced on Sept. 27 the introduction of the Solar Supply Chain Act, which invests in making the nation a large manufacturer of solar components. Doyle said in a statement on Sept. 27 that the proposed legislation could help create over 1 million jobs in America and also help the country become a sizeable solar manufacturer to compete against China, which makes up 80% of the world’s solar manufacturing supply chain.


Updated climate plan predicts steamy Pennsylvania future without action

By Christen Smith

Residents in the southern half of Pennsylvania could spend up to 103 days each year living with temperatures that exceed 90 degrees by 2100, according to the state’s updated Climate Action Plan.


Changing Climate: What Could The Infrastructure Bill Mean For PA?

By Kate Fishman

After a summer marked by tornadoes, flash floods, and disaster declarations, a piece of new federal legislation could help facilitate a Pennsylvania better-equipped to cope with climate change.


Wet, hot and hazy: How climate change helped shape summer 2021 in the Poconos

By Kathryne Rubright

It’s not every summer that the remnants of three tropical storms pass over the Poconos, pouring more than a foot of rain on Stroudsburg in a little over two weeks.


Your View: How Pennsylvania can lead in reducing carbon emissions

By Flora Cardoni and Michael E. Mann Photo: Rick Kintzel , Morning Call

Tropical Depression (formerly Hurricane) Ida hit us hard this month, depositing torrential, flood-inducing rains across a huge swath of the eastern United States.


Opportunity zone launches in southwest Pennsylvania

By Melina Druga

The Richard King Mellon Foundation, the largest foundation in southwestern Pennsylvania, and Arctaris Impact Investors, a Boston-based impact investment firm, recently launched the $20 million Arctaris Southwestern Pennsylvania Opportunity Zone Program.


PA Becomes 2nd State to Offer Climate-Change Leadership Training

By Emily Scott

Pennsylvania is now the second state in the country to launch a program focused on training state and local leaders on tackling the challenges of climate change.


Climate change is straining Philly’s 19th-century sewage system. Ida was a ‘wake-up call.’

By Frank Kummer Photo: Alejandro A. Alvarez

Water burst over the banks of the Schuylkill and flooded Manayunk and Center City last week when remnants of Hurricane Ida moved through the region, forcing overflow pipes to spew diluted sewage into the river, just as Philadelphia’s aging stormwater system is designed to do.