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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

(Kayaking on the Schuylkil Canal, near Phoenixville.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Paddling Along the Schuylkill Canal

Want a day away from the heat, on the water, in a pristine setting, with family and friends?

07/10/2014

(credit: CBS 3)

Bills Buzzing In NJ Legislature To Help Honeybees

Hundreds of thousands of bees behind Seth Belson’s Cherry Hill home provide quite a buzz and plenty of nature’s candy.

07/09/2014

(The Ben Wilson Activities Center, in Warminster.  File photo provided)

Bucks County Extends Hours For Senior Centers During Post-Storm Outages

As if temperatures in the 90s weren’t bad enough, Tuesday night’s powerful storm knocked out power in several Bucks County communities.

07/09/2014

(File photo by KYW's Ed Fischer)

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

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