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Environment

Philly councilmember joins EPA's Local Government Advisory Committee

Katherine Gilmore-Richardson EPA

Sponsored

Delaware River Fellows raise environmental awareness in their communities

Limited - PXzy-Nayé Campbell, PEEC Fellow and Mafanta Swaray, The Watershed Institute Fellow

Environment

July's full Buck moon may appear red this weekend due to wildfire smoke

Full Buck Moon July

Odd News

As UFO research gains footing, a Philly man's strange sighting brings mystery and scientific caution

Philly UFO Orbs Videos

Government

Philly plastic bag ban takes effect July 1: What you need to know

Plastic Bag Ban

Environment

Massive wildfire breaks out at Bass River State Forest in South Jersey

Bass River State Forest

Environment

Pennsylvania's temperature will be 5.9 degrees warmer by 2050, climate report says

Pennsylvania Climate 2050

Food & Drink

Di Bruno Bros. will donate proceeds from new wine to spotted lanternfly research

050521 di bruno bros. wine

Environment

Philadelphia Water Department looking for adoptable dog to help combat urban pollution

Philadelphia Water Department dogs

Environment

Drexel University joins national coalition to combat climate change

Drexel Climate Change

Wellness

Worsening spring allergies linked to climate change, experts say

allergies climate change

Environment

Apple trees, butterflies to be introduced in Centralia, Pennsylvania's abandoned coal town

Centralia Apple Trees

Lawsuits

Philly, suburbs sue Pennsylvania to defend their plastic bag bans

Philly Bag Lawsuit

Environment

Philly delays plastic bag ban again, now scheduled to take effect 2021

plastic bag philly ban

Environment

Urban beekeeping has Philly rooftops and backyards buzzing

philadelphia urban beekeeping

Development

At strategic site of Philly refinery explosion, Drexel report envisions community-informed future

Refinery Hilco Philly

Festivals

Explore the world via the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival lineup

Environmental Film Fest

Parks

Swimming prohibited at Delaware Water Gap due to high levels of bacteria

Swimming Delaware Water Gap

Environment

Philly launches pickup recycling service for clothing, electronics

Retrievr Recycling Philly

Environment

Philly reports drop in air pollution, delays plastic bag ban until 2021

Air Pollution Coronavirus

Nature

Delaware River named 2020 River of the Year by national environmental organization

Delaware River 2020

Environment

Plastic and paper bag ban passes the N.J. Senate and advances to legislature, again

Jersey Plastic Paper Ban

Illness

Shuttered Philly refinery measured worst in U.S. for cancer-causing benzene, report says

PES Benzene Refinery

Fuel

Renewable natural gas is now available to Philly residents

Health News

Philly Water Department refutes report claiming city's drinking water is contaminated

Philly Drinking Water PFAS

Government

Philadelphia passes ban on single-use plastic bags

Philly plastic ban

Illness

Gov. Wolf funds two studies on fracking health impacts, possible cancer link in Pennsylvania

Fracking PA Studies

Funding

New Jersey to spend $13 million to combat harmful algal blooms

Gov. Phil Murphy funding toxic algae prevention

Investigations

FBI reportedly opens corruption investigation into Pennsylvania's approval of Mariner East project permits

Tom Wolf corruption FBI

Healthy Eating

Healthier diets are usually also better for the environment, study shows

Food fruit vegetables environment study

Animals

The Snail Kite, a rare South American bird, was spotted in Pennsylvania for the first time — ever

Snail Kite bird Pennsylvania

Government

Camden County officials ban single-use plastics in county buildings

Environment

New Jersey turns down permits for proposed 120-mile natural gas pipeline

Penneast pipeline new jersey

Climate Change

Pennsylvania could lose its state bird, the Ruffed Grouse, because of climate change

Ruffed grouse climate change

Plastics

Pottstown is first in U.S. to test curbside recycling of bubble wrap, grocery bags, shrink wrap, more

RFlex recycling

Environment

Minke whale that washed ashore Island Beach State Park was suffering prior to being euthanized, officials say

Minke whale stranded Island Beach State Park

Environment

Global climate strike: Thousands march through Center City, urging action on climate change

Climate change march philly

Science

USDA scientists import wasps from China to battle the spotted lanternfly invasion

Spotted lanternflies wasps china

Development

New sinkhole opens up along Mariner East 2 pipeline in Delaware County

Mariner East 2 sinkhole sept 2019

Environment

Project to dredge Townsends Inlet, replenish Avalon, Stone Harbor beaches to begin this fall

Avalon Beaches Townsends Inlet

Legislation

Philly councilwoman introduces bill to ban heavy fuel oil

Heavy fuel oil

Outdoors

Toxic algae bloom found at Sylvan Lake in Burlington Township

Sylvan Lake Burlington New Jersey toxic algae

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