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.
An inch of rain puts Von Nieda Park, in Cramer Hill, underwater for days. Nearby streets and homes are also inundated.
Pennsylvania’s auditor general has released a report critical of the Department of Environmental Protection’s regulation of the natural gas drilling industry.
Furthermore, the world’s oceans were the hottest EVER recorded, regardless of the month.
But there is also a proposal for refurbishing the historic property.
A new online portal created by the U.S. Geological Survey offers a detailed look at the state of the nation’s coastlines.
“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.
For the second year, the Fairmount Park Conservancy is putting the free park across from the Philadelphia Art Museum.
“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.”
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.
Fire officials say they don’t know — and may never know — how the gasoline got into the groundwater.
Philadelphia health officials have not yet had to activate the city’s “Heatline” for a single day, and there have no heat-related deaths.
Construction began this week on a 3.5 mile sea wall in Mantoloking and Brick Township.
Want to do something good for the environment? Put down the hamburger.
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.