Environment

Leo Sheng started a blog for city fishing enthusiasts called Extreme Philly Fishing. (credit: Melony Roy/KYW)

Urban Fishing Trend Growing Along Philadelphia Creeks And Rivers

Many people don’t associate fishing with Philadelphia, but a local man shares his love for the sport on his blog with information, tips and photos of the fish he catches locally.

08/07/2015

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Villanova University, Philadelphia Water Team Up To Address Stormwater Runoff Problem

The Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership is working to address excessive rain water and the flooding it can cause, especially in the city.

08/01/2015

Graphic of the proposed pipeline. (Credit: South Jersey Gas)

SJ Utility Gets Preliminary Approval For Pipeline Through Pinelands

The state Board of Public Utilities approved two changes to South Jersey Gas’s plan for a 22 mile pipeline from Maurice River Township down to Beesley’s Point.

07/24/2015

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New Jersey Sees Major Increase In Tree Damage By Gypsy Moths

State agriculture officials say a recently conducted aerial survey of New Jersey showed a major increase in tree damage from gypsy moth caterpillars.

07/22/2015

Construction workers take a break from the heat. File photo. (Credit: Bob Levey/Getty Images for Mars Chocolate North America)

New App Guides Employers Through Implementing Plan To Prevent Heat Related Illness

OSHA, the Occupational and Safety Administration, says dozens of outdoor workers die each year because of heat related illnesses, and thousands more become sick.

07/21/2015

The Margate shoreline (Credit: NJ DEP)

Eminent Domain Suits Aim To Get Easements For New Dune Protection System Down Shore

The Christie Administration has threatened for months to take shore homeowners to court if they did not grant easements for formation of a statewide network of dunes to protect against the next major storm.

07/17/2015

A rig drills for natural gas at a hydraulic fracturing site owned by EQT Corp.
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New Study Finds Link Between Fracking And Poor Health In PA

The study is the latest in a flurry of studies that show a link between gas drilling and health problems.

07/16/2015

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Local Park Focus Of Campaign That Discourages Selling Plastic Water Bottles

The campaign’s Rebecca Laden says our national parks should be protecting our natural resource, water, by discouraging plastic bottles.

07/12/2015

Tire Round-up workers fill a sanitation department truck's hopper with tires. (Credit: Molly Daly)

Community Groups Raise Money And Clean Up Neighborhoods With Tire Round-Up Program

The effort gives community groups an opportunity to raise money while cleaning up their neighborhoods.

07/11/2015

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Raccoon That Bit Woman in South Jersey Tests Positive For Rabies

The animal was destroyed and a woman exposed to it is getting shots as a precaution.

07/10/2015

Olaf Jensen, of the Department of Marine & Coastal Sciences at Rutgers.  File photo provided by Rutgers Univ.)

Rutgers Scientist Says Sex-Switching Fish May Reveal Environmental Clues

Olaf Jensen, a Rutgers University biologist, is studying how and why some breeds of fish can convert from female to male. And, sometimes, back again.

07/09/2015

(Rowan University virtual reality center director George Lecakes stands in front of a display of a seashore community during a demonstration.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Rowan U. Unveils Newly Expanded Virtual Reality Modeling Center

Rowan University is taking a major step toward establishing itself as a technology hub for South Jersey, taking problem-solving to a new level.

07/08/2015

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Officials: Tree-Killing Beetle Detected In 3 NJ Counties

This beetle, the emerald ash borer, is the size of a penny. It’s small, but it’s a killer of ash trees.

07/07/2015

Beach in Ocean City, New Jersey. (credit: Matt Rivers)

Dredging Work Due To Resume Later This Month In Ocean City

Dredging work should resume later this month at a beach replenishment project in southern New Jersey.

07/07/2015

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Officials: Invasive Beetle Found In 3 New Jersey Counties

New Jersey Department of Agriculture officials reported Monday that the emerald ash borer (EAB), an invasive beetle that attacks and kills ash trees, is active in five towns in three counties.

07/06/2015