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Scene of illegal dumping crime in Gloucester Township, N.J. (credit: Gloucester Township Police Department)

8 Charged In Ongoing NJ Illegal Dumping Investigation

Eight more people have been charged with illegal dumping in New Jersey’s state parks and nature areas.

11/29/2014

(The Capitol Building in Harrisburg.   Credit: Mladen Antonov/ AFP/ Getty Images)

DEP Official Named In Porn Office Emails Case Resigns

Pennsylvania’s top environmental protection official is resigning a week after he was identified as one of eight former employees of the state attorney general’s office who sent or received inter-office emails containing pornography.

10/02/2014

An adult smallmouth bass with sores and lesions caught in the mouth of the Codorus Creek below Brunner Island Power Plant.  (credit: Joe Raymond)

Susquehanna Smallmouth Bass Send SOS

Something is clearly wrong with the Smallmouth Bass of the Susquehanna River. A recent Fish and Boat Commission census found their population diminished, and many young fish dotted with sores and black spots.

08/23/2014

Pa. auditor general Eugene DePasquale. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

PA Auditor General: Department Of Environmental Protection Caught Unprepared By Fracking Growth

Pennsylvania’s auditor general has released a report critical of the Department of Environmental Protection’s regulation of the natural gas drilling industry.

07/23/2014

Tom Schuster, of the Sierra Club in Pennsylvania, offers the group's views on proposed modifications to the state's smog rules Wednesday in Norristown. (credit: Mark Abrams/KYW)

Environmentalists Voice Opposition Over Proposed Modifications To Pa.’s Smog Rules

Some were Philadelphia residents, others veterans, and others simply identified themselves as people who care about clean air. Each expressed respectful opposition to a proposal by the Department of Environmental Protection to modify regulations covering certain pollutants.

05/28/2014

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NJ Residents Reminded To Recycle Old Electronic Devices

With the holidays comes the gifting of new gadgets to replace old or outdated models, and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEPT) is reiterating that certain devices must be taken to designated recycling points as mandated by law.

12/30/2013

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DEP Issues Air Quality Ozone Alert For SE Pa.

The DEP says the code orange alert is in effect Tuesday for Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.

08/19/2013

(Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

Cancelled Meeting About Polluted Wells Ruffles Feathers Of Environmental Groups

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is getting some heat from environmental groups after cancelling a meeting on short notice.

02/10/2013

black bear

Bear That Wandered Into Campsite Captured, Killed

Environmental officials say the black bear that wandered into a campsite in a northwestern New Jersey state forest this week has been captured and euthanized.

08/06/2011

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Group Calls For Stronger, Not Weaker, Beach Access Rules In New Jersey

An environmental group today presented the New Jersey governor’s office with more than 1,000 postcards calling for the state’s Department of Environmental Protection to back off plans to revise beach access rules in the state.

05/25/2011

Radiation

Pennsylvania Air Test Shows Slight Radiation Elevation

Tests of air in Pennsylvania show an elevated level of radiation, but a state spokeswoman says it is far below levels of concern and is not considered a threat to public health or safety.

04/01/2011

New Rules For Beach Access in New Jersey

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is seeking public comment on a new proposal for insuring public access to state beaches and waterways.

08/31/2010

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