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EPA warns of unhealthy air quality levels in Philly region on Friday

Philly Air Pollution

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Philadelphia's ozone pollution is the worst in the Mid-Atlantic region

Philly Air Quality

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Pollution from coal power plants contributes to far more deaths than scientists realized, study shows

Government

New Jersey plan to phase out sales of gas-powered cars by 2035 gets mixed reception

Environment

New federal water pollution rule draws mixed reaction

Health News

Philly's air has high amounts of nitrogen dioxide, NASA's new space instrument shows

Philly Nitrogen Dioxide

Health News

Pollution from wildfires linked to greater risk of dementia, study finds

Environment

15 billion gallons of sewage flow into Philly's rivers and creeks each year, report finds

Philly Waterways Sewage Pollution

Courts

EPA settles lawsuits over Chesapeake Bay pollution from Pa.

Health News

Half of U.S. beaches, including some at the Jersey Shore, had contaminated water last year, report says

Atlantic City Contaminated Beach

Health News

Philly air quality should improve Thursday night and Friday; currently 'unhealthy'

Air quality unhealthy

Health News

Another air quality alert issued in Pa. due to more smoke from Canadian wildfires

Air quality alert

Health News

Philly's air quality improves significantly; trash collection, other city services resume

Philly Air Quality

Health News

Philly had the poorest air quality levels in the world overnight, but the 'worst is behind us,' meteorologist says

Philly Air Quality

Health News

Transition to electric vehicles could prevent thousands of deaths, illnesses in Pa. and N.J., report finds

Health News

Philly residents urged to stay indoors due to poor air quality caused by Canadian wildfires

philly air quality

Health News

What are the health risks of wildfire smoke? Here's how to limit your exposure

Wildfire Health Risks

Environment

EPA will invest $14 million in cleaning polluted Pennsylvania brownfields

Environment

EPA to ensure Pennsylvania reduces pollution in the Chesapeake Bay

Health News

EPA to restrict hazardous 'forever chemicals' in drinking water

Forever Chemicals Water PFAS

Health News

Most Bucks, Montco residents involved in CDC study have moderate to high levels of 'forever chemicals'

pftas drinking water

Adult Health

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

Pollution dementia

Children's Health

It's hot outside — and that's bad news for children's health

Heat Waves Climate Change

Government

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

Environment

Pennsylvania joins Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative with goal of cutting emissions

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Children's Health

New research hub to address Philly's childhood asthma, lead poisoning rates

Philly environmental health

Environment

Some Philly neighborhoods bear an undue burden of environmental hazards; a new effort aims to change that

Philly Community Health Act

Environment

New Jersey's single-use plastic ban starts with making straws by request only

Plastic Straw

Government

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

Plastic Bag Ban

Environment

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

Philadelphia Water Department dogs

Pollution

Mask pollution: More than 1,100 PPE items were removed from Jersey Shore last year

Face mask pollution

Government

Paper, plastic bags to be banned in all stores across New Jersey

new jersey paper plastic bag ban

Nature

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

Delaware River 2020

Adult Health

Air pollution increases the chance of going blind, study finds

High pollution levels in cities linked to rise in glaucoma

Environment

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

Illness

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

PES Benzene Refinery

Children's Health

Exposure to pollution may cause your child to have a smaller brain, study says

Pollution ADHD brain development

Adult Health

Air pollution may contribute to hair loss, study finds

Air pollution

Legislation

Philly councilwoman introduces bill to ban heavy fuel oil

Heavy fuel oil

Wellness

Microplastics in drinking water likely do not pose a health risk at current levels, WHO says

microplastic contamination drinking water

Environment

Baltimore Sun calls for Maryland to sue Pennsylvania over Chesapeake Bay pollution

Chesapeake Annapolis

Health Stories

CNN docuseries shines light on lead poisoning, pollution in Philly and Chester

CNN United Shades of America Toxic City Kamau Bell

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