Environment

(The Delaware River.  August 2014 file photo by CBS3)

Drought Watch Underway in Delaware Valley

Some area rivers, including parts of the Delaware in Bucks County, are running low this spring because of the lack of rainfall.

05/20/2015

(File photo.  A great white shark.  Photo by Terry Goss, copyright 2006.  Used by permission)

‘Mary Lee’ The Shark Is On The Move Again

Mary Lee’s last ping was at about 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, just south of Ocean City, Maryland but well off the coast.

05/18/2015

(The "VIBE" experiement, with its inner and outer boxes rigged with sensors.  Photo provided)

Council Rock H.S. Students Advancing Space Exploration With Science Experiments

The students are part of the “Council Rock United with NASA to Create Hardware” program, or “CRUNCH.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/16/2015

(Zoo visitors watch a gorilla transiting the "Gorilla Treeway."  Photo provided by Phila. Zoo)

Philadelphia Zoo Adds Gorilla Passageway To Its Overhead Animal Network

The latest, “Gorilla Treeway,” is an elevated, 300-foot outdoor passageway where the great apes can hang out and play.

05/14/2015

(The Philadelphia Parking Authority provides a restricted parking space if a homeowner installs an electric charging station outside his or her home.  Images from PPA)

Philadelphia Encouraging Homeowners to Add Curbside Electric Car Chargers

If you live in Philadelphia and own an electric car, you can get a special parking space in front of your home to charge your vehicle.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/11/2015

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‘Mary Lee’ The Shark Continues Journey, Might Be Pregnant

At last check, the shark was in the water near Long Beach Island.

05/11/2015

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Crews Work To Replenish More Than 12 Miles Of New Jersey Beach Devastated By Superstorm Sandy

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection says the project will cover 12.7 miles of beaches in Long Beach Township, Ship Bottom, Beach Haven and part of Surf City.

05/08/2015

Ocean

Experts, Tracking Great White Shark Off NJ Coast, Say No Warning Is Warranted

First, get that “Jaws” music out of your head.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/08/2015

(A section of Long Beach Island beach.  File photo by CBS)

NJ Erecting New and Improved Protective Dunes Along Long Beach Island

A spokesman for the NJ Department of Environmental Protection says it will take about a year and cost more than $120 million.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/07/2015

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Officials Confirm Cancer In Smallmouth Bass From Susquehanna River

Commission biologists say they’ve observed sores and lesions on many smallmouth bass in surveys of the river since 2005, but this is the first confirmed cancer.

05/05/2015

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South Jersey Homeowners Wait For Answers After Evacuating Due To Erosion

A couple forced to evacuate their Florence Township house because of uncontrolled erosion finally made a trip home Thursday after spending some time with family and friends.

04/30/2015

(A billboard structure at Second and Race Streets, in Old City, adjacent to I-95 and the Ben Franklin Bridge.  File photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia City Council Rescinds New Billboard Law After PennDOT Pushback

The recall comes after the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that it is revoking the city’s ability to regulate billboards along major Philadelphia roadways.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/30/2015

MACS inventor Tom Brathwaite pulls a bucket of about 50 pounds of molten lead from his machine.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Montco Sheriff Incinerates, Recycles Half-Ton of Old Ammuntion

Montgomery County sheriff Russell Bono says the ammo had been collected throughout the year in Montgomery and Chester counties.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/28/2015

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Meeting Tonight Aims To Help Cape May County Charter Fishing Industry

The multimillion-dollar industry is at a crossroads, according to Vicki Clark, head of the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce, organizer of the session.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/28/2015

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Facebook Urging Users To Donate To Nepal Quake Relief Effort

The social networking site has added a message at the top of its news feed urging its members to donate funds to help the hundreds of thousands of people affected by Nepal’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/28/2015