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For Earth Day, AAA Plants Trees to Promote Car Battery Recycling

Through next Monday, the auto club is planting a tree in one of America’s national forests for every battery it replaces, according to an AAA spokesman.

04/22/2014

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Study: Fuels From Corn Waste Not Better Than Gas

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows.

04/21/2014

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Solar Paneling May Soon Take Off In The U.S.

We’re seeing a lot more sun these days, as spring unfolds, but are we using it more? A solar power advocate says that may be about to take off.

04/19/2014

Cruise ship at Bermuda dock. (credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Duty Free

If you’re off on a spring cruise or overseas getaway, try putting some planning into your foreign bargain shopping.

04/17/2014

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What’s Cooking On 1060: Spring Cheese, Cooking Workshops, and Cleaning Earth Day Style

This week on “What’s Cooking,” KYW’s Hadas Kuznits reports on the new bar at Townsend, cooking workshops at PS&Co, and how to cook up your own eco-friendly cleaning supplies.

04/16/2014

(Crabbing from a small motorboat in Maryland's Eastern Neck.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Maryland Crabbing Season is Open

If you’re tired of hocking the house for a bushel of crabs on a Maryland getaway, you’ll be pleased to know the do-it-yourself crab season opened on April 1st.

04/10/2014

(Volunteers from Peco plant trees in Cisco Park, in the Erdenheim section of Springfield Township, Montgomery County, Pa.   Photo by Mark Abrams)

Peco Crews Mark National Volunteer Week With Tree Plantings in Montco

Sharon McDaniel, manager of construction and maintenance in Peco’s Bucks-Mont region, says the volunteers made quick work of the task.

04/09/2014

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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

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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

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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

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