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Innovative Bench At Independence National Historical Park Monitors Air Quality, Weather

Philadelphia is one of five cities to test out a high-tech bench that allows the public to participate in the measurement of air quality and weather information.


(A haze settles over the Old City and Society Hill sections of Philadelphia.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Smoggy Day Makes An Unusual Autumn Appearance In Philadelphia

A spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection says it’s unusual for such bad air quality this time of year.



Ozone Air Quality Alert Issued For Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley

The Department of Environmental Protection has issued an ozone air quality alert for much of Pennsylvania.


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Montgomery County Hires Firm To Rid Courthouse Of Mold

Officials in Montgomery County are taking aggressive steps to get rid of some mold that was discovered in the courthouse in Norristown earlier this year.


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Pa. Extends ‘Orange’ Air Quality Alert For Philadelphia and Suburbs

Orange means unhealthy pollution levels for sensitive people. Next would be red, which is unhealthy air for all.


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Groups Hold Old City ‘Inhaler Vigil’ To Highlight Philadelphia’s Poor Air Quality

Representatives from the Clean Air Council and the Sierra Club were on Independence Mall in front of a giant inflatable hand holding an inhaler, talking about the difficulty of living with asthma in areas of poor air quality.


Philadelphia Area Ranks Bottom 25 In America For Air Quality

The American Lung Association is out with its annual “State of the Air” report, and there’s good news and bad news for the Delaware Valley.