The pandemic is delaying climate and environmental research at Penn State. Outdoor Afro works to connect Black people to nature, while one expert says nature groups need to do more to engage communities of color. Opening up the National Arctic Wildlife Refuge to drilling.
- What Interior Department’s Victories and Defeats Mean for the Oil Industry - Interior's rule to weaken bird protections that favored the oil industry was thrown out by a judge. But the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will open for drilling.
- DEP Fines CNX for Well Failure Near Westmoreland County Reservoir - The natural gas well is near the Beaver Run Reservoir, which provides drinking water for 130,000 people. Water quality was not affected.
- Some Environmental Science Research on Hold in Face of COVID-19 - Some of Penn State's climate and agricultural research is on hold, while others find a work-around during the pandemic.
- Report: Clean Energy Jobs Among Fastest-Growing in State - The clean energy sector saw some of Pennsylvania's highest job growth over the past few years, according to a new state report.
- Nature Groups Address Environmental Justice in Pennsylvania - An environmental justice expert says conservation groups must go deeper to reach out to Black people.
- Outdoor Afro Celebrates Freedom in Nature - The group's founder says Outdoor Afro "really doubles down on the Black joy and the ability to get out and be free."