Democrat Tom Wolf is the likely choice for environmentalists disappointed with incumbent Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett's positions on a severance tax, fracking regulations, climate change and a slate of other issues. And while it looks likely that Wolf will win tomorrow’s election, those who want him to advance a bold environmental agenda won’t be able to rest on their laurels in the coal state.
Several studies are raising alarms that health effects from fracking are real, but whether these will change drilling regulations is unknown. A debate is underway over how much evidence is 'enough' to make conclusions about fracking's health impacts.
Tom Wolf and Governor Corbett, the two candidates for Pennsylvania governor, have different views on how much to encourage the market for renewable energy.
As the world confronts climate change, one of the big questions we face is, “How can we produce electricity with fewer emissions?” Jay Apt, director of Carnegie Mellon University's Electricity Industry Center, with Paulina Jaramillo, have literally written the book on renewable energy.
Dr. Jonas Salk is most famous for the defeat of polio, but on the 100th anniversary of Salk's birth, luminaries in the environmental field spoke in Pittsburgh to call attention to Salk's interest in sustainability.
A Susquehanna County judge ruled Wednesday that 63-year-old anti-fracking activist Vera Scroggins will not be fined or jailed for violating a court order designed to keep her away from sites operated by Cabot Oil & Gas.
When Pennsylvanians elect a governor in November, they will, in part, be making a choice over how the state should move toward complying with new EPA rules to curb carbon emissions from power plants. One way is by joining with other states in a cap and trade program.