Environment

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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

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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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Philadelphia Official Acknowledges Huge Backlog in Care For City’s Trees

City officials seem stumped, so to speak, over how to keep up with the growing number of city-owned trees that need to be pruned or removed.

12/08/2014

(Discarded food in a landfill.  File photo by Peter Macdiarmid/ Getty Images)

At Univ. of Pa., A Focus on Wasted Food and What To Do About It

Dr. Zhengxia Dou says the amount of food wasted each year is staggering.

12/08/2014

(Gov. Chris Christie in Canada.  Image from Calgary TV)

Still Mum on Presidential Aspirations, Gov. Christie Visits Canada

During his remarks made in Calgary, he referred to what he calls a “North American model” for the rest of the world to emulate.

12/06/2014

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Local Company Working To Make Workouts Environmentally Friendly

Chakra Fitwear, based in Philadelphia, will turn used plastic bottles into yoga pants for sale on the internet.

12/06/2014

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Energy Industry Promotion Conference Draws Angry Protests at Drexel University

The demonstrators say they want investors from corporations to keep so-called “dirty” fossil fuel investments out of Philadelphia.

12/05/2014

(Margate's dunes, in Sept. 2013.  File photo by CBS3)

Hearing Postponed in Margate, NJ Proposed Oceanfront Dunes Dispute

The City of Margate, NJ, is continuing its legal battle against the State of New Jersey and the US Army Corps of Engineers, trying to block construction of a proposed dune system.

12/04/2014

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Tredyffrin Twp. Agrees to Costly Settlement in Valley Forge Water Pollution Case

The township has agreed to pay a $110,000 fine and replace the pipeline that ruptured twice last winter in Valley Forge National Park. Twenty-one million gallons of raw sewage spilled into Valley Creek.

12/04/2014

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

City Council Tries Again to Overhaul Philadelphia’s Billboard Regulations

It was in November of 2013 that a Council committee approved a top-to-bottom overhaul of billboard regulations. But, like many compromises, the measure left both activists and billboard companies unhappy and the measure was sidelined.

12/04/2014

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Drug Giant GSK Hands Out $360,000 To Help Improve Community Health

Glaxo Smith Kline gave nine $40,000 “Impact Award” grants to nonprofit groups that work to create healthier communities through education, food resources, shared spaces, and more.

12/02/2014

The boardwalk in Wildwood. (Credit: Andrew Kramer)

Wildwood, NJ Tops ‘Destinations on the Rise’ Web List

Trip Advisor says that among US vacation spots, Wildwood, NJ has generated the greatest increase in positive reviews in the past year.

12/02/2014

(The former Royal Theater, in the 1500 block of South Street, now sports murals.  Public domain photo by Smallbones via Wikimedia)

Reuse Plan For Historic Royal Theater, On South Street, Moves Forward

The developer is proposing a new building constructed behind the original façade, with 45 apartments and 7,600 square feet of retail space. But not all neighbors are thrilled.

12/02/2014

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