Environment


Companies take action to reduce climate footprint

Investors and companies are disinvesting in fossil fuels, perhaps the most tangible action on global warming.

about 22 hours ago


Throngs demand climate change action

New York City’s People’s Climate March drew more than 310,000 people this weekend, organizers said, tripling the original forecast.

1 day ago


Global rise reported in 2013 greenhouse gas emissions

The 2.3 percent jump was the latest indication that the world remains far off track in its efforts to control global warming.

1 day ago


 A fire and spill in March 2010 at an Atlas Resources well site in Washington County sent a large plume of smoke into the air.

Pa. system for tracking compliance at Marcellus Shale well sites in disrepair

The Post-Gazette analyzed every paper record for every Marcellus well incident that resulted in fines through June 1, 2014.

2 days ago


Sludge spill under investigation in Little Mingo Creek

Authorities said the spill into Little Mingo Creek appeared to be contained Saturday, two days after it was discovered.

2 days ago


White House focused on financial impact of climate change

Forget the national debt. The new budget threat is climate change.

2 days ago


Senators Paul and Grassley challenge climate group's spending on lobbying, parties

Two Republican senators challenge nonprofit climate-change advocacy group’s spending of federal grant money.

4 days ago


 The Clairton coke plant along the Monongahela River.

Despite $1.2B upgrade, Clairton Coke Works still lagging on air pollution, officials say

U.S. Steel Corp. to pay $300,000 penalty for exceeding emissions limit at new coke battery.

5 days ago


State, corrections union investigate health at prisons by coal sites

The reviews come after two human rights groups found substantial cancer rates at SCI Fayette, built next to a fly ash dump.

6 days ago


 Gov. Tom Corbett

Corbett, other Republican governors oppose proposed greenhouse gas controls

The standards proposed would cut carbon emissions from power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels and set individual goals for states.

1 week ago


 SCI-Fayette County, a state maximum security prison, is located just below the large,  fly-ash dump in LaBelle, Fayette County.

Groups say fly ash near state prison in Fayette County causing health problems

“The number of cancer deaths, reported cancers and undiagnosed tumors raise an alarm,” says one of the authors of the report.

3 weeks ago


 Data submitted by oil and gas operators on the amount of drilling cuttings and fracking fluid sent to Pittsburgh-area landfills don’t match up to reporting required of landfills. The DEP has opened an investigation into drillers’ under-reporting of the landfill waste.

Shale drillers’ landfill records don’t match those of Pennsylvania DEP

Shale drillers are under-reporting how much waste they send to landfills. The DEP has launched an investigation to standardize reporting.

3 weeks ago


State determines wastewater from gas drilling contaminated drinking water in Westmoreland County

Department of Environmental Protection says tests found drinking water was contaminated by an impoundment near Stahlstown.

3 weeks ago



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