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Your Environment Update for August 27, 2015

Weeks after the release of a new plan to curb carbon emissions from power plants, a new poll shows Pennsylvanians overwhelming back the idea.

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Corn Ethanol’s Impact on Rural America

Ethanol was all the rage in the early 2000s. But living up to expectations of reducing carbon dioxide emissions and propping up rural economies has proved a challenge.

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Your Environment Update for August 13, 2015

In this week's environment update, we check in on Pittsburgh's new efforts to boost recycling and see how the Allegheny County Health Department is taking precautions during an intense mosquito season.

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Cheat Sheet: Obama's Clean Power Plan

Earlier this month, President Obama released the widely anticipated Clean Power Plan, calling it the single most important step America has ever taken in the fight against climate change.

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Your Environment Update for August 6, 2015

This week, President Obama released the widely anticipated Clean Power Plan, which seeks to curb climate-altering carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.

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Why Frigid Offices are Bad for Everybody

So when the peak sales months for personal space heaters are July and August, you know it's time to turn up the office thermostat.

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Governor Wolf Backs Obama’s Clean Power Plan

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf says the goals laid out in President Obama's new Clean Power Plan are challenging but achievable.

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Enviro Groups Appeal Air Permit for Shell’s Ethane Cracker

Environmental groups are appealing the air quality permit state regulators gave Shell for its proposed ethane cracker petrochemical plant in Beaver County.

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Analysis: Gov. John Kasich on the Environment

It's official: Ohio Governor John Kasich is running for president. We dig into his sometimes enigmatic record on the environment.

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EPA Ordered to Relax Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

It’s back to the drawing board for the EPA in its efforts to prevent cross-state air pollution.

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