An invasive reed is being reconsidered as rising seas erode beaches. Pennsylvania will have warmer, wetter weather, and…more chicken farms? Climate change will cause many Americans to move from disaster-prone areas. How should cities prepare for these new climate migrants? The pandemic pummels the coal industry.
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- Rust Belt and Midwest Cities Need to Plan on Many Fronts for New ‘Climate Migrants’ - Cities need to think beyond their climate action plans to welcome new residents fleeing climate disasters. Strong social policies need to be in place to help people resettle.
- A Struggling Coal Industry Is Getting Hammered by Coronavirus - “Just about everything that can go wrong, has gone wrong for the coal industry.” Demand for coal is down 35-40% this year.
- Could Sea Level Rise Elevate the Reputation of an Invasive Reed? - The invasive plant is pitting conservationists who want it removed to protect native species against land managers who say it's keeping coastal land intact.
- DEP Projects Pa. Could Cut Carbon Emissions Dramatically as Part of Cap-and-Trade Effort - The effort could reduce CO2 by 180 million tons by 2030, but the state's GOP is against it.
- Warmer, Wetter Weather Will Bring More Chicken Farms to Pennsylvania, Report Says - Pa.'s climate assessment predicts chicken farms will move to Pennsylvania to escape sweltering temperatures in the South, causing more water pollution.
- 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.