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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

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Local Environmental Group Campaigns To Stop Rutgers Study Of Ocean Floor

Rutgers University scientists plan to explore the impact of sea level rise. Local groups are trying to stop the expedition.

05/25/2014

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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With the holidays comes the gifting of new gadgets to replace old or outdated models, and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEPT) is reiterating that certain devices must be taken to designated recycling points as mandated by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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New Jersey, Army Team Up To Protect Against Future Storm Damage

As we approach the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy battering the New Jersey coast, the Christie Administration has set up a schedule with the Army Corps of Engineers to strengthen beach defense systems for the next storm that hits.

10/19/2013

(A dolphin carcass washed ashore on July 30th at Harvey Cedars, NJ.  Photo provided by Marine Mammal Stranding Center)

New Jersey Providing More Resources In Effort To Find What’s Behind Dolphin Deaths

New Jersey is stepping up its efforts to find out what is behind the recent rash of dolphin deaths at the shore.

08/31/2013

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Email Tied To Pa. Secretary’s Resignation Released

Republican Gov. Tom Corbett’s office on Friday released an email exchange that it says led to the forced resignation this week of a member of his Cabinet.

06/14/2013

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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

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New Jersey Takes Control Of 5,000 Acres Of Land In Atlantic County

New Jersey has taken possession of some 5,000 acres of open space in Atlantic County, one of the largest such acquisitions in state history.

01/20/2013

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South Jersey State Park Set To Reopen After Deadly Summer Storm

Parvin State Park in Salem County has been closed since a freak storm in late June left two children dead, but it is set to fully reopen to the public on Friday.

10/04/2012

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So Far, 8 Cases Of West Nile Confirmed In Pennsylvania

Word from officials Friday that there is a new case of West Nile Virus in our area.

08/18/2012

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Two Cases Of West Nile Virus Confirmed In Delaware County

The number of people infected with West Nile Virus in Pennsylvania has doubled, with the confirmation of two human cases in Delaware County. A local expert says prevention is key.

08/14/2012

Pipeline being installed using an open trench cut. (Credit: Williams Transcontinental)

Final Public Hearing Tonight On Proposed Gas Pipeline Through Brandywine Creek

A public hearing is scheduled for tonight in West Chester, on the issue of whether a pipeline company should be able to dig in to the Brandywine Creek, or go underneath it.

08/14/2012

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Floods Force A Late Round Of Spraying For Mosquitoes In Bucks County

It’s late in the season, but recent floods have prompted state environmental officials schedule another round of mosquito spraying in areas of Bucks County tonight and tomorrow night.

09/19/2011

Southeast Pennsylvania Placed Under Drought Watch

A drought watch is the first and least severe level of Pennsylvania’s drought classifications, asking residents to voluntarily conserve water.

08/06/2011

(Parx Casino in Bensalem will pay big bucks to settle allegations of pollution related to its racetrack operation. File photo: Mike DeNardo)

Parx Agrees To Pay Big Bucks To Resolve Pollution Allegations

Parx has agreed to pay a settlement in the hundreds of thousands of dollars to resolve allegations of pollution related to its racetrack operations.

05/17/2011

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