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  • Gov. Wolf signs order barring drilling of new oil, gas wells in state forests, parks

    Gov. Wolf signs order barring drilling of new oil, gas wells in state forests, parks
    HARRISBURG — Fulfilling a campaign pledge, Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday signed an order Thursday banning new drilling leases on public land, ending a short-lived effort by his Republican predecessor to expand the extraction of natural gas from rock...
  • Wolf to sign moratorium on new gas drilling leases in Pa. parks, forests

    HARRISBURG —Gov. Tom Wolf plans to sign an executive order ending a short-lived effort by his predecessor to expand the extraction of natural gas from rock buried deep below Pennsylvania's state parks and forests, his office said Wednesday....
  • Reducing methane is a wise short-term win

    Reducing methane is a wise short-term win
    For too long, carbon dioxide has dominated the discussion of greenhouse gases; for the most part, it has been the discussion. That gas, emitted by the burning of fossil fuels, is, after all, the biggie in terms of volume. But this single-minded approach...
  • FBI asks questions about environmental bill by Sen. Kevin De Leon

    FBI asks questions about environmental bill by Sen. Kevin De Leon
    FBI agents are asking questions about an environmental bill carried by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) in 2013 after The Times reported on controversy surrounding the measure, a source familiar with the inquiry said Tuesday. The...
  • Regulators, not governor, have authority to OK gas leases on state lands, Pennsylvania court says

    HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court on Wednesday upheld the state Legislature's right to use the royalties from oil and gas production on state forest lands for general state budget purposes, but it found that the state's conservation...
  • Climate negotiators in Peru 'did the bare minimum,' one critic says

    Climate negotiators in Peru 'did the bare minimum,' one critic says
    International negotiators in Peru agreed early Sunday on some essential building blocks for a global accord to address climate change, most notably an unprecedented agreement that all countries commit to cutting heat-trapping emissions. But the...
  • Yurok tribe hopes California's cap-and-trade can save a way of life

    Yurok tribe hopes California's cap-and-trade can save a way of life
    This winter, Yurok tribe forestry crews will be four-wheeling down muddy fire roads, hiking through steep, slippery brush and trekking across more than 20,000 acres of forest to count and measure trees. Instead of preparing to sell lumber, as it has...
  • Peru climate change talks slowed by clashes of rich and poor nations

    International climate talks in Lima, Peru, are entering their final week, with few hints of whether a newfound optimism that marked the start of negotiations will ultimately translate into an agreement that would rein in climate change. Convened by...
  • Counties' ambitious stream restoration projects stir debate

    Counties' ambitious stream restoration projects stir debate
    Whitemarsh Run looks a mess, more a construction site than a stream. With its flow temporarily dammed and diverted, a track hoe is carving out a new, more sinuous channel for the badly degraded waterway running through a built-up patch of northeastern...
  • Seafood Watch cites dramatic turnaround in rockfish, other West Coast fish

    Seafood Watch cites dramatic turnaround in rockfish, other West Coast fish
    In a major turnaround that argues for strong fisheries management, the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s trusted Seafood Watch program has upgraded the status of 21 commercially important fish, including most species of Pacific rockfish in a report released...
  • Brown, Mexican officials sign climate pact during governor's trip

    Brown, Mexican officials sign climate pact during governor's trip
    When federal leaders in Washington needed new ideas for slashing vehicle pollution, they looked west to California, which had already enacted tighter standards. Now Gov. Jerry Brown said he hopes Mexico takes the same approach to combating climate...