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(Salem Nuclear Power Plant.  File photo)

Salem One Nuke Plant Shut Down Over Low Water Level

The problem was traced to a feedwater pump, which was being checked out.

04/09/2014

(File photo by Ed Fischer)

Pa. PUC Tightens Notification, Response Requirements on Electric Suppliers

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission is moving to address thousands of complaints filed in recent months over rapidly rising electric bills.

04/04/2014

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Tree Climbing Classes For Women Only At Morris Arboretum This Weekend

The $125 course is taught by Rachel Brudzinski, a onetime intern there who became a champion tree climber.

04/03/2014

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Restoration Underway On Several South Jersey Beaches Ravaged By Sandy

A year-and-a-half after Superstorm Sandy, scars remain along the Delaware Bay.

04/02/2014

(Kevin Rowley, a technician with Performance Systems Development, a PGW contractor, explains findings of tests of air infiltration to homeowner Anuj Gupta.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

PGW Offering Rebates For Home Energy Improvements

The Philadelphia Gas Works is launching an effort to get homeowners to do home energy audits in exchange for rebates for improving the home’s energy efficiency.

04/02/2014

(File photo by Ed Fischer)

Philadelphians, Intentionally or Not, Observing National Walking Day

Why is it important to have a National Walkng Day? “Well, because there are a lot of couch potatoes around,” one woman said.

04/02/2014

(Tim Roberts, chief brewer at Yards Brewing Company, in Philadelphia.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Phila. Beermaker Thinks FDA Proposal on Grain Reuse is Misguided

“I think it’s crazy,” says Tim Roberts (in photo), head brewer at Yards Brewing Company, in Philadelphia.

04/01/2014

(Taiko drummers at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Philadelphia Cherry Blossom Festival.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Opens 2014 Not-Quite-Ready Cherry Blossom Festival

There was a significant no-show at Tuesday’s event: the cherry blossoms.

04/01/2014

(Mayor Nutter is accompanied by Philadelphia prisons commissioner Louis Giorla as he chats with several prisoners at the orchard project groundbreaking.   Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Inmates To Grow Produce While Learning Horticulture

The Philadelphia Prison System project will give prisoners — or, as Mayor Michael Nutter refers to them, clients — the green jobs training and skills they need to reenter society one day.

04/01/2014

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Report: Reduced Meat And Dairy Consumption Crucial To Fighting Climate Change

We can have our planet, or we can have our meat and dairy, new research alleges.

04/01/2014

(The Delaware River, photographed from Neshaminy State Park, looking toward center city Philadelphia.  Photo by John Ostapkovich)

$35-Million Research Project Aims To Protect Del. River Drinking Water

This is a watershed moment — for the 13,500-square-mile Delaware River watershed, that is.

04/01/2014

(A downed tree in Lansdowne, Pa.   File photo by Jim Melwert)

Advocates Urge Delaware Valley To Replant Trees Lost to Recent Storms

The worry is that after so many fallen trees and branches caused all kinds of headaches this winter, homeowners or communities may be hesitant to replant.

03/31/2014

(Two voodoo lilies at the Morris Arboretum are almost ready to bloom.  Photo provided)

Morris Arboretum Says Strong-Stomached Visitors Might Like Impending Event

“It’s called the voodoo lily. Some people call it the ‘carrion lily’ because when it blooms it smells like dead flesh,” says an arboretum worker.

03/28/2014

(Images in red, green, and blue show the location of the newly discovered dwarf planet nicknamed "Biden."  Image by Scott S. Sheppard, Carnegie Institution for Science.  Used with permission)

Astronomers Announce Discovery of New ‘Dwarf’ Planet at Edge of Solar System

It’s official designation is 2012 VP113. The “VP” in the name inspired its nickname: Biden.

03/27/2014

(A structure sits in ruins in the aftermath of a mudslide and related flooding on March 25, 2014 in Oso, Wash.  Photo by David Ryder/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Red Cross Volunteers Help at Scene of Wash. State Mudslide

The local Red Cross chapter now has two volunteers — one a mental health counselor and the other a communications representative — working in the Washington state disaster zone.

03/27/2014

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