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(credit: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Photography by Constance Mensh.)

Positively Philadelphia: Art Museum Opening On MLK Day

The Philadelphia Museum of Art, usually closed on Mondays, will be open on Monday, January 19th for Martin Luther King Day, and it’s part of a whole weekend of events.

01/11/2015

File photo: Shale gas burns at the Consol Energy Horizontal Gas Drilling Rig, exploring the Marcellus Shale outside the town of Waynesburg, PA on April 13, 2012. It is estimated that more than 500 trillion cubic feet of shale gas is contained in this stretch of rock that runs through parts of Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and West Virginia. (Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

A Blow To PA Conservationists On Public Land Drilling

The Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation (PEDF) sued to halt any additional leases in state parks and forests, and to make sure proceeds from current leases were put into mitigating the impacts of drilling.

01/08/2015

(Rick Buckman, owner of Spring Mountain, stands in front of a snowmaking machine at Spring Mountain Resort.   File photo by Jay Lloyd)

After A Slow Start To Winter, Area Ski Resorts Say Weather Is Finally Cooperating

At Spring Mountain Ski Area, in Montgomery County, they started making snow in late November, but December brought rain and warmer temperatures.

01/01/2015

(The American Meteor Society's "HeatMap" of the event.)

Blazing Meteor (Really!) Gives East Coast An Early Taste of End-of-Year Fireworks

The American Meteor Society, which is compiling reported sightings of the cosmic event, received more than 1,100 reports of the event as of Wednesday afternoon.

12/31/2014

(A cook prepares vegan tacos.  File  photo by Jack Guez/ AFP/ Getty Images)

British Web Site Urges Visitors To Try Veganism In First Month of 2015

It’s called Veganuary: going vegan for January.

12/31/2014

(credit: Phran Novelli)

Philadelphia Offering Dozens of Locations For Christmas Tree Recycling

Trees that are recycled are used as compost at city parks and landscapes.

12/29/2014

(At the scene of the groundbreaking were NJ assemblyman Vince Mazzeo; Fishermen’s Energy COO and general counsel Paul  Gallagher Sr.; Atlantic City mayor Don Guardian; Environment NJ director Doug O’Malley; and Fishermen’s Energy founder and chairman Dan Cohen.  Photo provided by Fishermen's Energy)

Company Pitching Offshore Windmills ‘Starts’ Project To Qualify For Tax Credit

“Last week Congress authorized an extension of the Investment Tax Credit. But to qualify, you have to commence construction by December 31st of this year,” notes the COO of the company behind the proposed project.

12/23/2014

(US Sen. Chris Coons, of Delaware, uses one of Monrovia's chlorinated-water stations set up to encourage Liberians to wash their hands more often and help stop the spread of the Ebola virus.  Photo provided by office of Sen. Coons)

US Sen. Chris Coons Continues Trip to Ebola-Ravaged Liberia

Sen. Coons, the first member of Congress to visit Liberia since the Ebola outbreak, says he wants to remind Americans that the US investment there is very much needed.

12/22/2014

General view of Satin Dolls, the location used for Bada Bing in the filming of "The  Sopranos." (Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Real-life ‘Sopranos’ Strip Club Robbed Of $30K

Authorities say the New Jersey strip club that was used for filming of “The Sopranos” has been robbed of $30,000.

12/21/2014

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South Jersey Town Gets Sizable Check For Its Recycling Efforts

Cherry Hill’s ongoing recycling efforts have earned the town an accolade from the state of New Jersey, along with a nice sized check.

12/21/2014

(Tre, a reindeer, lost one antler just as the Christmas photo-taking season began.  Another reindeer, AJ, will fill the gap.   Photo by John McDevitt)

Montco Zoo Scrambles When Reindeer Isn’t Quite Ready For Holiday Photos

The Elmwood Park Zoo will have another reindeer available for photos after Tre, in photo, turned up with one antler missing.

12/19/2014

(credit: The Wetlands Institute)

Jersey Shore Students Get Turtle Protection Bill Launched

The slow and steady efforts of students at a New Jersey shore environmental science school are about to pay off.

12/16/2014

(credit: PHILIPPE DESMAZES/Getty Images)

City Announces Dates For Annual Tree Recycling Program

The program will begin on Monday, January 5th and run through Saturday, January 17th.

12/15/2014

(Love Park, at 15th Street and JFK Blvd., with its famed Robert Indiana "Love" sculpture.  File photo from CBS3)

Open Call For Ideas on Love Park Redesign

City officials will be all ears tonight the Free Library, as Philadelphia residents get a chance to weigh in on their vision for a new Love Park.

12/10/2014

(Flooding at 12th Street and West Avenue, in Ocean City, NJ.  Photo by David Madden)

South Jersey Shore Towns Avert Major Nor’easter Damage

Towns had time to prepare for this one, and the storm itself didn’t hit as hard as predicted.

12/09/2014

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