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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

EPA Acting Assistant Administrator Nancy Stoner speaking to participants of annual Schuylkill River Sojourn. (credit: Tim Jimenez/KYW)

Nation’s Top Water Official Discusses Proposed Rule To Clarify Clean Water Act During Valley Forge Visit

The top water official in the country paid a visit to Valley Forge National Historical Park Thursday. She spoke to kayakers, anglers and others about a proposed rule to clarify the Clean Water Act.

06/12/2014

Mayor Michael Nutter says Philadelphia is leading the nation by partnering with the EPA to install new green technology to protect the city's water ways from pollution. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Signs Agreement With EPA To Fund Green Infrastructure Plans

The City of Philadelphia and the US Environmental Protection Agency signed an agreement today that signed an agreement Tuesday that represents a $2 billion dollar investment in the city’s green infrastructure.

04/10/2012