environment

Street cleaning in Philadelphia
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Pat Loeb
February 20, 2020 - 12:00 pm
Philadelphia officials say their pilot project to sweep streets was a success and they plan to expand it by the end of the year. Read more here.
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Kapow! hot sauce
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Kim Glovas
February 15, 2020 - 6:00 am
In one of Camden’s poorest neighborhoods, a small garden is heating up young entrepreneurs’ ambitions. Read more here.
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Great Horned Owl at West Laurel Hill Cemetery in the 2019 Great Backyard Bird Count.
Courtesy of Jason Weckstein
Molly Daly
February 13, 2020 - 7:42 pm
On Saturday morning, Laurel Hill and West Laurel Hill cemeteries will team up with birding experts for the Great Backyard Bird Count, a free citizen science event that anyone is invited to take part. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Energy Solutions
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Mark Abrams
February 06, 2020 - 4:15 pm
An environmental group claims federal data shows the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South Philadelphia was one of the most prolific emitters of toxic benzene of any refineries across the country, endangering the health of thousands. Read more here.
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Composting pile of fruit and vegetables.
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David Madden
February 05, 2020 - 3:03 pm
Camden County will take a new approach to getting rid of food scraps in four of its facilities. Read more here.
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Forest with heart-shaped canopy
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Rasa Kaye
February 03, 2020 - 12:48 pm
Valentine’s Day may be another widely commercialized holiday, but you can still be green of heart and have some sweet fun without expanding your carbon footprint. Read more here for tips on staying green and sustainable date night activities in Philadelphia.
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Snowdrops blooming at Morris Arboretum in Chestnut Hill.
Courtesy of Susan Crane
Molly Daly
February 02, 2020 - 4:43 pm
Who needs a season-predicting groundhog? According to the National Weather Service, January’s average temperature was 5.9 degrees warmer than usual — meaning we’re already seeing signs of an early spring. Read more here.
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Jack Stollsteimer testifying at Senate.
Courtesy of Jack Stollsteimer
Jim Melwert
February 01, 2020 - 4:00 am
The Delaware County District Attorney's Office has a new unit focusing on environmental crimes. Read more here.
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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro at a Stand Against Hate rally at Independence Mall on March 2, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Andrew Kramer
January 29, 2020 - 8:05 pm
As bad as the refinery explosion in South Philadelphia was, Pennsylvania's attorney general says it would have been "catastrophic" without certain chemical safety regulations. He's filing a lawsuit to keep federal authorities from doing away with those rules, and Philadelphia is joining in. Read...
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An oak tree.
Courtesy of Doug Tallamy
Molly Daly
January 25, 2020 - 4:00 am
A University of Delaware professor's first book, "Bringing Nature Home," focused on a the crisis facing our native wildlife, whose numbers are in decline in part because the plants they evolved with are disappearing. His new book aims to inspire a grassroots solution to the problem.
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