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File photo: 2012's Paulsboro train derailment. (Credit: American Red Cross)

NTSB Faults Conrail Training and Procedures in 2012 Paulsboro, NJ Derailment

Another factor contributing to consequences following the accident, the NTSB says, was Conrail’s failure of to implement and establish emergency response protocols to protect the community from exposure to the vinyl chloride that was released.

07/29/2014

(A display shows pictures of previous flooding at Von Nieda Park, in Camden.)

New Storm Drainage Being Built For Cramer Hill Neighborhood of Camden, NJ

An inch of rain puts Von Nieda Park, in Cramer Hill, underwater for days. Nearby streets and homes are also inundated.

07/23/2014

Pa. auditor general Eugene DePasquale. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

PA Auditor General: Department Of Environmental Protection Caught Unprepared By Fracking Growth

Pennsylvania’s auditor general has released a report critical of the Department of Environmental Protection’s regulation of the natural gas drilling industry.

07/23/2014

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CBS News Reports World Breaks Global Heat Record — Again

Furthermore, the world’s oceans were the hottest EVER recorded, regardless of the month.

07/22/2014

(715 Darby Terrace, showing piles of debris that now litter the property.   Photo provided by Darby Historical Commission)

Neglected 250-Year-Old Home in Darby, Pa. Could Face Demolition

But there is also a proposal for refurbishing the historic property.

07/21/2014

(Cedit: Martin Wernimont, USGS.)

USGS Unveils Coastal Change Hazards Portal

A new online portal created by the U.S. Geological Survey offers a detailed look at the state of the nation’s coastlines.

07/20/2014

File photo: Ocean City, NJ.  Credit: CBS-3)

Eco-Activist Critical of White House Approval For Sonic Oil Exploration Off NJ Coast

“Now that the Obama administration has approved it, every oil company under the sun will look to explore for oil off the Atlantic coast,” says Cindy Zipf of Clean Ocean Action.

07/18/2014

(A seating area in the pop-up park in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  Photo by Justin Udo)

Summertime Pop-Up Park Reopens In Eakins Oval

For the second year, the Fairmount Park Conservancy is putting the free park across from the Philadelphia Art Museum.

07/16/2014

(Country singer Doreen Taylor, speaking to kids during a ceremony on Independence Mall.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Philly Singer Named ‘Ambassador’ For National Parks Conservation

“Get off your iPhone!” Doreen Taylor advises. “When I was a kid, my parents packed us all into a car, drove us cross country, and we saw every single national park that we could.”

07/16/2014

(The web site of the Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art.)

Mellon Family Billionaire Leaves Large Legacy To Brandywine Conservancy

The estate of Richard Mellon Scaife is giving the Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art, in Chadds Ford, $15 million, plus about half his art collection and a 900-acre estate in western Pennsylvania.

07/15/2014

(Photo by Brad Segall)

Officials Say Gasoline Fumes Caused Scare in Skippack Neighborhood

Fire officials say they don’t know — and may never know — how the gasoline got into the groundwater.

07/14/2014

(Operators at the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging's "heatline."  File photo)

With Weather Cooperating, Philadelphia’s Elderly ‘Heatline’ Keeping Their Cool

Philadelphia health officials have not yet had to activate the city’s “Heatline” for a single day, and there have no heat-related deaths.

07/14/2014

(credit: Alan Wheeler/CBS3)

Construction Begins On Steel Sea Wall For 2 Sandy Ravaged Towns

Construction began this week on a 3.5 mile sea wall in Mantoloking and Brick Township.

07/11/2014

Gruene Woche Agriculture Trade Fair

Sorry, Carnivores: Study Claims You’re Doing Double The Damage To The Environment

Want to do something good for the environment? Put down the hamburger.

07/10/2014

(Workers practice rapid traffic-control equipment deployment in preparation for a shore evacuation emergency.   Photo by David Madden)

New Jersey Conducts Shore Hurricane-Evacuation Drill

Some 300 New Jersey state police and transportation department workers took part in a statewide hurricane drill today in Cumberland County to test their ability to get hundreds of thousands of people out of shore towns if the need occurs.

07/10/2014

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