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StateImpact, NPR reporters to host virtual town hall about pandemic’s effect on the environment
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StateImpact, NPR reporters to host virtual town hall about pandemic’s effect on the environment

At 4 p.m. Thursday, you can join a webinar during which three journalists who cover environmental and energy issues will answer your questions on how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the environment.

Study finds methane leaks in PA are much higher than state reports
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Study finds methane leaks in PA are much higher than state reports

The Environmental Defense Fund found estimates don't capture leaks from 'abnormal' conditions. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas.
American Lung Association’s air quality report claims climate change will make it harder to protect health
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American Lung Association’s air quality report claims climate change will make it harder to protect health

While some areas of the state see improvements, Pittsburgh's air quality still gets a failing grade.
Warmer, wetter weather will bring more chicken farms to Pennsylvania
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Warmer, wetter weather will bring more chicken farms to Pennsylvania

Chicken farms will have to move north to places like Pennsylvania to escape sweltering temperatures in the South, causing more pollution running off into waterways like the Chesapeake Bay.
Can air pollution make coronavirus worse? Scientists say yes
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Can air pollution make coronavirus worse? Scientists say yes

Air pollution could make COVID-19 worse possibly in both cases and severity. That's bad news for Pittsburgh.
Wolf vetoes natural gas tax-break bill
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Wolf vetoes natural gas tax-break bill

Proponents say the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic should boost efforts to override the veto.
Wolf’s coronavirus shutdown order appears to include Mariner East pipeline construction
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Wolf’s coronavirus shutdown order appears to include Mariner East pipeline construction

The new shut-down list indicates all construction projects, including “sub-utility” construction, cannot continue physical operations.
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