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NJ Regulators Evaluating Well-Water Contamination in Gloucester County

A few thousand people in Gloucester County are dealing with tap water tainted with a chemical used in manufacturing, and no one is quite sure just how dangerous it might be.

07/09/2014

(Kathy Pape, president of Pennsylvania American Water Company, lower left, testifies before the Pa. House Consumer Affairs Committee.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Pa. Lawmakers Reviewing Last May’s ‘Boil Water’ Advisories in Montco

The state House’s Consumer Affairs Committee was looking for answers to what caused May’s service disruption.

07/08/2014

(A newly installed overhead fan circulates air in Patco's 15th Street station.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Patco Hopes To Win Fans By Installing Fans

The Delaware River Port Authority knows its recent capital projects have customers steaming, so it thought a small fix in the underground Philadelphia stations might cool them off.

07/04/2014

(WISTFUL -- A few hopeful beachgoers find shelter under a gazebo in Sea Isle City, NJ as Hurricane Arthur brushes the coast.  Photo by Brad Segall)

With Hurricane Arthur Nudging NJ Coast, July 4th Is No Beach Day

Hopeful beachgoers were feeling the effects of the storm, with both rain and winds increasing in intensity as the storm passed well off shore.

07/04/2014

(A police marine unit patrolling.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Summertime Boating Safety Reminders

Here are my annual boating getaway tips.

07/03/2014

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Plans To Conduct Ocean Testing Faces Fierce Opposition At The Jersey Shore

The NJ Department of Environmental Protection through the state will seek an injunction in federal court Thursday to stop a research vessel positioned about 15 miles off of Long Beach Island from sending out blasts of sound against the ocean bottom.

07/02/2014

(Bathers enjoy the surf at an Ocean City, NJ beach.  Photo by John Ostapkovich)

South Jersey Beaches May Limit Swimming If Oncoming Arthur Roils Surf Too Much

With seas of six to nine feet expected on Friday from Tropical Storm Arthur, even higher waves could be driven on shore, creating the danger of rip currents.

07/02/2014

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NASA Launches Satellite To Study Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

A rocket carrying a NASA satellite lit up the pre-dawn skies Wednesday on a mission to track atmospheric carbon dioxide, the chief culprit behind global warming.

07/02/2014

(Liz Halverson and Monica Barrington, the "L&M Collective," at Philly Phair in Headhouse Square.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Open-Air Shopping at Philly Phair

Every Saturday from now until November 22nd, Philly Phair, where everything is handmade, takes place at Headhouse Square, near 2nd and Lombard.

06/29/2014

(An artist's rendering stands near the location of the future Pier 68 Park, in South Philadelphia.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

New Park-on-a-Pier Coming For South Philly’s Pennsport Neighborhood

DRWC president Tom Corcoran explains that Pier 68 South is located adjacent to the Walmart-Home Depot-Superfresh shopping complex in South Philadelphia.

06/26/2014

A view of the beach in Cape May. (Credit: Andrew Kramer)

New Coastal Development Plan In NJ Sparks Controversy

Environmentalists say New Jersey’s proposed new rules for coastal development would place more people and property at risk from future storms like Superstorm Sandy.

06/25/2014

(Adam Garber of Penn Environment is joined by Peg Zminda of the Barnes Foundation and Alex Dues of the city's Office of Sustainability in front of a Tesla electric car at a charging station in the Barnes' parking lot.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Electric Vehicles Making Inroads, Area Environmental Group Notes

An electric car charging station in the parking lot of the Barnes Foundation served as a backdrop for Penn Environment’s release of a report on the impact electric vehicles are having on the environment.

06/24/2014

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Montgomery County Invests Millions To Make Courthouse More Energy Efficient

The county has inked a $2.4 million contract with energy company Constellation.

06/22/2014

Delaware River. (credit: Chelsea Karnash)

PA Cracks The Top Ten List Of Toxic Chemicals In Waterways

Pennsylvania has the nation’s seventh-highest volume of toxic chemicals being released into its waterways, according to a new report. New Jersey ranks 14th. Now, a coalition of environmental groups is urging greater protection for local waterways.

06/22/2014

The Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. (Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Environmental Groups Urge Greater Protection For Local Waterways

Figures show the Schuylkill River is the 17th most polluted local watershed in America. The Delaware River ranks even higher.

06/21/2014

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