Environment

Erik Sildorff with the Delaware RiverKeeper Network
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David Madden
October 18, 2019 - 2:02 pm
Environmental activists used the 47th anniversary of adoption of the Federal Clean Water Act to urge New Jersey officials to designate a 2 mile stretch of the Cooper River for special protection.
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John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge hunters training
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Molly Daly
October 07, 2019 - 12:11 pm
The John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum will be closed to the public for eight days this month, for what state and federal officials are calling a "mentored archery deer hunt." But the temporary closure has sparked a heated debate on the refuge's Facebook page, as some park-goers...
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Gov. Tom Wolf
The Office of Governor Tom Wolf via Flickr
John McDevitt
October 03, 2019 - 4:43 pm
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is taking a big step in his effort to fight climate change in the nation's fourth-biggest emitter of greenhouse gases. Read more here.
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Philadelphia skyline
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Rasa Kaye
September 30, 2019 - 1:19 pm
A bunch of teenagers bawled out world leaders (and the rest of us) for not doing enough to slow the rate of climate change last week. If the kids’ ire has inspired you, we’ll remind you of 1Thing that quietly and efficiently fights the good fight against rising greenhouse gases and temperatures: a...
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TreePhilly
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John McDevitt
September 27, 2019 - 3:56 pm
In an effort to increase the tree canopy in Philadelphia neighborhoods, the city is giving away trees at nearly two dozen giveaway events across the city this fall. Read more here.
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Pouring Fresh Tap Water Into a Glass
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Jim Melwert
September 24, 2019 - 3:18 pm
Pennsylvania is getting a $5 million grant to study health effects of chemical used in firefighting foam at the Willow Grove Naval Air Station that contaminated water supply.
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Construction for the Sunoco Mariner East pipeline.
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KYW Staff
September 24, 2019 - 1:56 pm
The Chester County District Attorney's Office has issued a public notice against the owners of the Mariner East pipeline. Read more here.
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J.P. Mascaro & Sons Exeter facility.
Courtesy of Frank Sau, J.P. Mascaro & Sons
Mike DeNardo
September 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
Pottstown is said to be the first in the nation to have curbside recycling of flexible plastic packaging, such as granola pouches or bread bags. It's a pilot program.
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What will it take to shut down Three Mile Island Unit 1? Feds say 60 years, more than $1B
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AP News
September 18, 2019 - 9:17 am
Federal authorities want to store the partially melted core from one of the United States' worst nuclear power accidents for another 20 years in Idaho. Read more here.
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Weavers Way Co-op
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Hadas Kuznits
September 13, 2019 - 5:00 am
Walter B. Saul High School is quite literally planting a foundation for its students. Kids receive a unique urban education at the agricultural school in upper Roxborough — 130 acres tucked away behind Henry Avenue on a little-known farm. Listen to the full podcast on agricultural education here.
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