Just how can Pennsylvania reach Governor Wolf’s new climate goals? One children’s author has a strategy for empowering kids to take action on climate change and a psychologist has tips for parents to talk to their children about it. The federal government may not regulate two toxic PFAS compounds in drinking water. And for some farmers, growing hemp is the future.
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- Empowering Kids to Take Action on Climate Change - A children’s book author is getting kids to think about climate change in a way that empowers them instead of freaking them out.
- Industrial Hemp Could Become Common Sight in Pa. Once Again - Now that it's not classified as a controlled substance, thanks to a change in the Farm Bill, farmers can grow hemp.
- Gov. Wolf Just Set a Lofty Climate Goal. What Will it Take to Get There? - Electric cars, nuclear power, cracking down on methane leaks, more wind and solar. It's going to take all of it and more to reduce carbon emissions to reach Wolf's goals.
- Report Says EPA Refuses to Regulate Two PFAS Chemicals - If feds are withdrawing from PFAS rules, states will have to redouble efforts to protect public health, advocates say.
- Climate Change is Scary. Here’s How to Talk to Kids About It. - Skip the doomsday talk. Focus on the positive things that people are doing.