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In our emails, sent once or twice a week, you'll receive:
• alerts on new threats to Pennsylvania's environment
• opportunities to join other Pennsylvanians on urgent actions
• updates on the decisions that impact our environment
• resources to help you create a cleaner, greener future
Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.
Our readers were treated to some good news and some bad news on the environmental front last week. The good news came in the report that mercury levels have dropped about 20 percent in the Great Lakes in recent decades, although they remain dangerously high and are getting worse in some places.
Today, Texas Governor Rick Perry unveiled a proposing to remove protections against pollution generated by the coal and gas industry. Gov. Perry’s speech comes as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency prepares to set standards to limit the air pollution associated with gas drilling.
Chucking the materials out with trash destined for landfills is environmentally disastrous — not to mention illegal. That's why Northampton County and others across the state organize hazardous waste drop-off events and recycling education programs. Counties rely on landfill fees to pay for such activities, but since Gov. Tom Corbett took office, the state Department of Environmental Protection has thwarted counties' efforts to collect the fees.