A researcher is calling for solutions to keep plastic pollution out of rivers. A new report shows worrisome levels of contaminants in drinking water across the U.S. and in Pittsburgh. How indigenous communities are looking to the sun and alternatives for affordable energy. Plus the largest underground coal mining company goes bankrupt.
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- How Much Plastic Waste is Ending up in Rivers? This Penn State Researcher Wants to Know. - Sherri Mason is calling on Coke, Pepsi and others to take responsibility for their plastic waste.
- Native American Leaders Turn to Solar to Power Their Communities - Indigenous communities are using the power of the sun to transition away from fossil fuels and fight pipeline construction.
- New Report Finds Chemicals of Concern in Local Drinking Water - The report analyzed 32 million state water records from public drinking water systems across the country. Just add a zip code to find your community.
- Researcher Weighs in on How Pennsylvania Will Fare in a Warming Climate - Ray Najjar says Pittsburgh could feel like Tennessee by midcentury and that's bad for wildlife adapted to cooler climates. But he's still hopeful.
- Ohio-Based Coal Giant Murray Energy Declares Bankruptcy - The largest underground coal mining company in America said it faces billions of dollars in debt and liabilities, and tough market conditions for coal.
- DEP, Equitrans agree to $650,000 settlement over storage field violations - The storage site is an old, depleted oil and gas formation that lies less than 2,000 beneath what will soon be an active part of a coal mine. The company failed to submit complete reports on gas wells into the site.