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2023 Election

Environmental coalition wants Philly's mayoral candidates to pledge to make the city litter free by 2028

dumping littering philly

Environment

Former Chester County golf course to be converted into public park

Loch Nairn Chester County Park

Wildlife

'Unusual' whale deaths have been occurring at shore since 2016 – years before work began on N.J.'s wind farms

humpback brigantine shore

Environment

SEPTA buses 'go green' with Eagles partnership aimed at reducing Philadelphia's carbon footprint

Eagles and SEPTA go green

Wildlife

Protestors claim N.J. wind farm project is killing whales, but a marine scientist says that's 'unlikely'

dead whale new jersey

Environment

Schuylkill Center to permanently preserve 24-acre Boy Scout Tract in Roxborough

Schuylkill Center Boy Scout Tract

Environment

Schuylkill River among four nominees for Pennsylvania's 2023 River of the Year

Schuylkill River DCNR

Development

Watch the implosion of South Jersey's coal-fired Logan Generating Plant

Implosion Logan Generating Plant NJ

Environment

Former New Jersey councilman called cops on little girl for killing spotted lanternflies

Lanternfly New Jersey Girl

Environment

With the election over, here's how to recycle campaign yard signs

Election signs recycling

Government

Philly is turning to civil prosecution – and mobile cameras – to fight its illegal dumping problem

Philly Illegal Dumping

Environment

Compost your pumpkins at these community drop-off sites in Philly

Halloween pumpkins compost

Environment

Here's how to get a free tree for your yard so you can help improve Philly's canopy

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Protests

Student protesters who interrupted Penn football game say they're facing trespassing citations, disciplinary action

Penn protesters football

Environment

N.J. sues oil companies for concealing information about impact of fossil fuels on climate crisis

Environment

Eagles add two reverse vending machines to incentivize recycling at the Linc

Eagles Reverse Vending Machines

Environment

The Green Resource Center, a PHS effort to reduce food insecurity in Montgomery County, to open to the public

PHS Green Resource Center

Environment

Find Pennsylvania's best spots to go leaf peeping using the state's fall foliage report

Pa. fall foliage

Environment

State park opens in Chester County as part of $45 million conservation investment

Chester County State Park

Adult Health

Clearing pollution helps clear the fog of aging — and may cut the risk of dementia

Pollution dementia

Government

N.J. lawmaker considers amending state's single-use bag ban amid residents' grow piles of reusable bags

New Jersey Bag Ban

Environment

Wegmans to eliminate plastic bags at all of its Pennsylvania stores this month

Environment

'Severe' drought expands into South Jersey

South Jersey drought conditions

Environment

Philly, suburbs urged to conserve water during drought watch

PA Philly Drought

Family-Friendly

Watch a live bee beard demonstration during Philadelphia's honey festival

Bees Honey Festival

Fitness

Philly Naked Bike Ride returns this weekend to promote body positivity, cycling

Naked Bike Ride 2022

Health News

Pennsylvania children born near fracking sites may be at higher risk of leukemia, study finds

Environment

Wetland revitalization begins at FDR Park in effort to improve wildlife, plant habitat

FDR Wetland

Environment

New Jersey issues statewide drought watch, urges residents to conserve water

Drought Watch New Jersey

Environment

Eagles, Bellwether District join city's push for litter cleanups with community investment program

Eagles Litter Cleanup Program

Environment

Media Borough bans plastic bags as more suburban towns consider similar measures

Food & Drink

AWSM Sauce, a local sustainable ketchup company, takes on Heinz with $57 million stadium naming campaign

AWSM Sauce Main

Environment

15-acre Chester County property to be permanently preserved to protect drinking water

Chester County Conservation Water

Government

New ordinance requires School District of Philadelphia to install water fountains with lead filtration by 2025

Philly schools lead water

Environment

Wildfire burns at Wharton State Forest in South Jersey, leading to evacuations

Wharton State Forest fire

Environment

Penn breaks ground on one of state's largest solar projects in effort to reduce carbon emissions

Penn Solar Projects

Environment

Academy of Natural Sciences seeks to raise awareness about plastic pollution through art

Plastic Free Philly

Environment

Schuylkill River dredging to resume this summer near Boathouse Row

Schuylkill Dredging Boathouse Row

Environment

Philadelphia would impose fees on developers who don't replace trees they cut down in effort to improve city canopy

Tree Canopy Bill City Council

Environment

Philadelphia parks drop in national ranking due to funding cuts caused by COVID-19 pandemic

Parks Ranking

Environment

Community led study will measure urban heat, air pollution in effort to help fight climate change

Urban Heat Philadelphia

Government

New Jersey’s ban on single-use plastic and paper bags goes into effect

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