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First Confirmed Case of Enterovirus D68 in New Jersey

The CDC says that brings the number of states with cases of the virus up to 13.

09/17/2014

(Workers refuel a generator being used to temporarily power traffic lights in Montgomery County, Pa. after Hurricane Sandy.   Credit: Michelle Durham)

Chester County, Pa. Gets Federal Funding For Emergency Generators

Getting around in the snow and ice is tricky enough, but when the traffic lights are out, the danger level rises, county officials note.

09/15/2014

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Hearing Held To Determine Economic Impact Of Putting Common Bat On Endangered Species List

A hearing was held in Harrisburg this past week to consider the federal plan to add the Long Eared Bat to the Endangered Species list. The idea was met with much opposition.

09/14/2014

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Philly Environmental Group Recruiting People To Go To Anti-Global Warming March In NY

Although the idea of climate change remains hugely controversial, there’s a call for those who think it is an imminent threat to head to a major march next weekend.

09/14/2014

(Gov. Corbett cuts a ribbon in front of a natural gas fueling station on Abbottsford Avenue.  The utilities Aqua America and Philadelphia Gas Works already have some vehicles that operate on compressed natural gas, CNG.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Despite Dearth of Customers, a Natural Gas Fueling Station Opens in Phila.

Gov. Corbett was on hand to cut the ribbon. The Marcellus Shale is a major source of natural gas.

09/09/2014

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Greenfest Philly Highlights Benefits Of Going Green

The 7th annual Greenfest Philly runs took place on Sunday at Headhouse Square — and folks who came out got to learn about, play with and eat eco-friendly products.

09/07/2014

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Labor Day Marks The Start Of The Season For Monarch Monitoring Project

The unofficial end of summer marks the start of the season for the Monarch Monitoring Project in Cape May, which gathers data on and tags the orange and black butterflies as they travel to their wintering grounds.

09/07/2014

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Another Animal Tests Positive For Rabies In Atlantic County

This is reportedly the county’s ninth confirmed case of rabies and the third case within the last two weeks.

09/05/2014

(Gloucester County freeholder-director Rob Damminger, outside the building they hope will become a spay-and-neuter clinic for county pets.  Photo by David Madden)

Gloucester County, NJ Inches Toward Its Own Pet-Neutering Clinic

Thousands of adopted dogs and cats are taken outside the county every year to be operated on in the name of controlling the pet population. Freeholder-director Rob Demminger says that raises costs.

09/05/2014

(Tajiri, with two of her four cubs born in June.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Four Philadelphia-Born Lion Cubs About To Make Their Public Debut

The cubs’ genders are not yet known.

09/05/2014

Elderly Drivers

Grant Ave. in NE Phila. Again Listed As City’s Most Dangerous Road For Older Drivers

“It’s a very busy area with a lot of seniors,” notes AAA spokeswoman Jenny Robinson.

09/05/2014

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South Street Headhouse District To Go Green With Annual Eco-friendly Festival

The 9th annual Greenfest Philly is returning to Headhouse Square, and organizers say they’re expecting at least 10,000 people to attend the eco-friendly festivities.

09/05/2014

(Leslie Gale, education manager at Bartram's Garden and one of the organizers of the Honey Festival.  Photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Honey, Gelati, and Gefilte Fish

This week Hadas reports on a new Jewish restaurant in center city, an Old City pizzeria that also serves top-notch gelati, and a honey festival this weekend spread across Philadelphia.

09/04/2014

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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: New York’s South Street Seaport

Nearly two years after Hurricane Sandy, New York’s popular South Street Seaport is still recovering. But it’s really worth a getaway visit.

09/04/2014

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Pa. Group Bands Together To Save ‘Bucket Bear’

A group of friends has tracked down and helped to save a western Pennsylvania bear that got its head stuck in a bucket-like contraption.

09/02/2014

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