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09/20/2021 - Pennsylvania: ​Municipal Authority of Westmoreland Co. approves water sale for fracking site



Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County board members on Friday approved a deal to sell raw, untreated water to a local energy company for a new gas well expected to be drilled next year in Upper Burrell.

09/20/2021 - U.S. Steel seeks a home for $3 billion plant. How does Pittsburgh feel?



After U.S. Steel's announcement, PublicSource checked in with local stakeholders to get their reaction.

09/20/2021 - Bureau of Land Management headquarters to return to D.C., reversing Trump decision



Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday announced the move and said current headquarters in Grand Junction, Colo., would become a "Western headquarters" for the agency.

09/20/2021 - Joe Manchin will craft U.S. climate plan



Joe Manchin, the powerful West Virginia Democrat who chairs the Senate energy panel and earned half a million dollars last year from coal production, is preparing to remake President Biden's climate legislation in a way that tosses a lifeline to the fossil fuel industry.

09/20/2021 - Your lawn is an 'ecological dead zone.' The case for replacing it with native plants



Entomologist Doug Tallamy says ditching half of our lawn space could make room for planet-saving biodiversity.

09/19/2021 - Ahousaht Guardians look to watershed restoration amid B.C. drought



The province's prolonged drought is exacerbating the damage done to Bedwell River by decades of forestry around Tofino. Now, First Nations and conservation groups are teaming up to protect salmon and bring the watershed back to life.

09/19/2021 - The lessons for British Columbia in Alaska’s epic Bristol Bay sockeye run



Experts on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border are wondering if the six uninterrupted river basins of the Bristol Bay watershed — free of fish farms and hatcheries but currently threatened by the proposed Pebble mine — might hold key insights for salmon populations dwindling all across the province of B.C.

09/19/2021 - At 50, Greenpeace is an environmental success story — with a daunting future



Fifty years ago, an ad-hoc group of environmentalists gathered in Vancouver's Kitsilano neighbourhood with a shared goal of stopping the U.S. from testing nuclear weapons off the western coast of Alaska. Today, Greenpeace is the most recognized environmental organization in the world.

09/19/2021 - No matter who wins in Canada, the climate youth will be watching



Five young fighters for action on global warming reflect on Monday’s vote, and what comes after.

09/19/2021 - We’re all being encouraged to get electric vehicles, but who is going to service them?



There is an emerging need for trained EV technicians in this country, and that need is only going to grow.